Although she works with people of all ages, Dr. Tamirisa has always had an affinity for helping younger patients. Born in India and educated in Dubai, she completed her medical studies in the United Arab Emirates. “I was always interested in adolescent and childhood mental health issues, including autism,” she recalls. While doing adult psychiatry residence at St. Louis University Hospital , she also completed psychodynamic psychotherapy training to get a deeper understanding of psychiatry and therapy
She then focused on her interest on child and adolescent psychiatry. In 2018, she graduated from fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and almost immediately started working with patients both adults and children online.
“I was working in telemedicine before Covid. It felt like a great option to be able to do what I love professionally, and reach a broader range of patients in different states, rural regions and be part of different settings of care from my office. It also makes it easier for younger adults to access care from anywhere.”
Dr.Tamirisa’s training allows for a comprehensive and holistic approach, she believes in minimizing medication use while obtaining maximal therapeutic benefit.