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Richmond, VA’s Psychiatry

Diagnosis and provision of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for a variety of  mental health conditions across the life span from pediatrics to geriatrics including:

  • Anxiety and panic disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dementia/Alzheimers
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Child Psychiatrist
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Services
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Schizophrenia/ schizoaffective Disorder

Amanda Ford’s approach to psychiatric services is unique, patient-centered, compassionate, and truly an integrative experience.  The foundation of her practice can be best articulated through the words of the great Dr. Frank Lipman:  “ I believe that health is more than merely the absence of disease.  It is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well being.”  It is with such perspective that each patient’s care plan is uniquely tailored to take of one as a unique person rather than merely a diagnosis.  Amanda provides psychiatric care across the lifespan from pediatrics as young as 4 years of age to geriatrics.

I strongly believe that practicing good medicine is not just about prescribing a pill for a symptom, that’s like band aiding an abscess in my opinion.  Good medicine is finding the cause of the symptom and treating that so as to remedy the symptom.” – Amanda K Ford, FNP-BC

Amanda takes great pride in working collaboratively with both her patient’s and their families, creating a treatment plan that is tailored towards helping the patient achieve his/her goals, taking into consideration one’s readiness for treatment while utilizing a blend of both traditional pharmacologic modalities and complimentary/alternative modalities.  It is through such an approach to care that the journey towards healing is best-accomplished. It is of utmost importance to Amanda that the  patient feels both confident in the plan and understands the plan.  

Amanda incorporates the principals of functional medicine into her approach to psychiatry.  This means that she looks for root causes of mental illness, counsels patients about important lifestyle changes which could enhance their well-being and includes the use of nutrition, neutraceuticals, and supplements in her treatment plan. 


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A psychiatrist working on psychiatry for anxiety disorders in Richmond, VA

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FAX:  804-447-6417