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About Michael Shiekh

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About Dr. Shiekh

 
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Md, BOARD CERTIFIED In Psychiatry and Neurology

Past and Current Work

After completing his postgraduate medical training in Psychology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Shiekh spent six years providing medication management, crisis evaluation, and psychotherapy to students at the Southern Methodist University Health Center. During his time there, Dr. Shiekh also participated as an investigator in trials utilizing exposure therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders. 

In 2009, Dr. Shiekh joined JSA Health, an innovative medical group specializing in emergency tele-psychiatry throughout the state of Texas. His principal assignment while providing emergency on-demand psychiatric services was at the Burke Center Mental Health Emergency Center. At this facility, Dr. Shiekh helped lead the team which received the 2011 American Psychiatric Association Psychiatric Services Gold Award.

In 2012, Dr. Shiekh returned to private practice for adult, outpatient psychiatry, offering psychiatric medication management, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and psychotherapy (individual, couples, and family).

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Sheikh has always made it his priority to spend the time necessary to understand every patient. A psychiatric diagnosis is a good starting point, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Shiekh understands that we as human beings have are very complex, requiring a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits our unique circumstance. Based upon this, he believes in a psychiatric approach that attempts understanding his patients on many levels: their unique molecular neurobiology, their individual developmental histories, their relationships and their social worlds. In his practice, he strives to draw from many fields and interventions. His training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication management.

Education

College of the Holy Cross
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Psychology Concentration in Biopsychology

Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Doctorate

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency in General Psychiatry Chief Resident of Psychiatry Outstanding Graduating Psychiatry Resident

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

 

Active Memberships

American Psychiatric Association

American Medical Association

Texas Medical Association

Dallas County Medical Association

Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Therapist

Texas Society for Psychiatric Physicians

Texas Academy of Psychiatry

North Texas Society for Psychiatric Physicians

Clinical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Society