If you’re struggling, and you want…
- A doctor who listens to you
- Treatment that gets to the root of the problem
- Medication to be considered AN option, not THE ONLY option
…Then you don’t just want a psychiatrist—You want a trusted advisor for your mental health
My name is Elana Miller, MD, and I am an integrative psychiatrist based in West Los Angeles, California
I help professionals struggling with anxiety, depression, and toxic stress feel better so they can improve their relationships, be more successful at work, and live happier lives.
I am also a cancer survivor who has learned from experience that it is possible to overcome any adversity.
I work with cancer survivors and others dealing with chronic fatigue and chronic pain improve their energy, reduce pain, and recover from the emotional trauma of their illness to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.
My practice focuses on holistic mental health, including combining prescription medications, talk therapy, and whole body holistic and complementary approaches.
My background and credentials:
Board-Certified in Psychiatry
B.A. in Psychology from Harvard University
M.D. from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California – Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Residency in Psychiatry from the University of California, Los Angeles – Nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician
Featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, the website of the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and KevinMD
If you’re struggling with:
- Anxiety: I can help you worry less, reduce panic attacks and obsessive behaviors, and function better at your job and in your relationships
- Depression: I can help alleviate your mood issues, feel happier, and live a more fulfilling life free from the cloud of depression
- PTSD/Trauma: I can help you process emotional trauma, face your fears, and increase your ability to experience joy and other positive emotions
- Chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia: I can help you increase your energy, reduce your pain, and live a happy life without needing to feel “perfect” all the time
- Life after cancer: You already survived cancer—now it’s time to put the pieces of your life together. I can help you recovery physically and emotionally from your treatment, beat post-cancer fatigue, get back to work, and return to living a fulfilling and meaningful life
Comprehensive Service Offerings
My goal is not just to prescribe you a medication and send you on your way—it’s to be a long-term, trusted partner in helping you achieve a happy and fulfilling life
I incorporate prescription medications, herbal and plant-based medicine, lifestyle changes, talk therapy, coaching, and mind-body medicine into a complete treatment plan to help you reach your goals. I work as your advisor to identify the obstacles that are holding you back in life and to remove them in a holistic way.
I believe the right medication is only the beginning of your treatment, not the end.
Sometimes, we need to dig a little deeper to get to the root of the problem
Most of my patients significantly improve with our initial treatment plan. If not, we will take the necessary next steps. I am also able to provide the following additional services if indicated:
- Comprehensive laboratory testing – such as testing blood counts, liver and kidney function, basic vitamin levels, and thyroid function
- Advanced nutritional laboratory testing – the latest technology of lab testing that examines nutrient levels, organic acid levels, essential and metabolic fatty acid levels, amino acid levels, level of oxidative stress, and presence of toxins
- Customized supplement plans for mood, anxiety, and fatigue – tailored just for you based on the results of your nutritional testing
- Advanced hormonal testing – including cortisol and melatonin levels (helpful for chronic fatigue)
- Genetic testing – to examine predisposition for illness, predict response to medication treatment, and optimize medication treatment
- Mind-Body Medicine & Biofeedback – I offer in-office Heart Rate Variability (HRV) assessment and Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), and I teach meditation
Fees & Billing
I don’t just provide appointments, I provide solutions— all in the context of a caring, long-term partnership
I’m not the kind of psychiatrist who will see you for an appointment and then forget about you when you walk out the door. For my patients their worries are my worries, their struggles are my struggles, and their successes are what make my work worthwhile.
I commit to my patients, and enjoy working with people who are highly engaged in their treatment, which allows me to offer my patients a high level of service.
- Comprehensive Initial Assessment (80 minutes): $750 (Includes records review & specialist coordination)
- Follow Up Appointments:
- Medication Management (25 minutes): $265
- Therapy & Medication Management (50 minutes): $395
- Services between appointments billed in 10 minute increments
I do not accept insurance or work with insurance companies directly, but I will provide an itemized receipt/superbill that may allow you to get reimbursement from your insurance company.
“I wish I hadn’t waited so long”
These are by far the most common words I hear after from my patients once I start working with them. To me, behind those words are hope—the hope that it is never too late to make things better.
Frequently Asked Questions
Integrative Psychiatry is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is based on the Integrative Holistic Medicine model, which:
- Has the goal of achieving wellness over just treating illness
- Reaffirms the relationship between practitioner and patient, and respects the healing power of a relationship between doctor and patient characterized by kindness, respect, and genuine concern
- Focuses on the whole person
- Is informed by scientific evidence
- Makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing
- Views physical and mental and spiritual aspects of life as closely interconnected and equally important approaches to treatment
It can include evidence-based complementary treatments such as:
- Nutritional supplementation with vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients to support optimal health
- Lifestyle modification, including habits and practices to optimize sleep, energy, and diet and to regulate mood
- Herbal and plant-based medicine
- Mind-body practices such as meditation and mindfulness
During our first appointment, I’ll take the time to really get to know you—What are your values and goals? What makes you tick? I’ll do a detailed assessment of your current symptoms, past history, and life circumstances.
I’ll ask you to share with me the story of what brought you to my office, including the biggest problems and symptoms you are experiencing. We will review the details of your current symptoms, including how long the issue has been going on for, how it started, and what tends to make it better or worse.
I will then ask more specific questions about your background and history, including past treatments, medication trials, general health, social life, work, and relationships.
If you are transferring care from another psychiatrist, you may feel free to bring any records of your past treatment and I can review them during the session so I am up to date on your treatment. You are also welcome to bring a family member or friend to the session if you would like.
At the end of the appointment, I will summarize my general impressions and thoughts about diagnosis and will recommend a specific treatment plan, which will be comprehensive and may include medications, therapy, and lifestyle/holistic approaches.
I take pride in forming long-term partnerships with my patients. So while it is my goal and intention that we will get you feeling better as soon as possible, it is also my hope that we will continue to work together for a long time, and that as your needs and goals change our treatment approach will evolve as well.
In terms of what you can expect at the beginning: After the initial evaluation, sessions are generally more frequent (once a week to once every few weeks), especially if we are starting a new medication. After a few months, appointments are generally spread out to once every 1-3 months. At a minimum I see my patients once every three months. Therapy appointments are generally once a week, although they can be spread out to once every few weeks or once a month depending on your needs.
I do not accept insurance or work directly with insurance companies, although if you have a PPO insurance plan you may be able to get part of my fees reimbursed from your insurance company. Below are the procedure codes I will use for your visit—if you would like to get a sense in advance of what your insurance will cover, contact you insurance company and ask what their reimbursement rates are for the following codes:
Initial appointment – 90792
Follow up appointment (45 minutes) – 99213 + 90836
Follow up appointment (25 minutes) – 99213 + 90833
Patient is accepted via credit card, check, or cash. A credit card authorization on file is required.
I schedule patients during the following hours: