David Leavitt

David Leavitt, MD

Integrative Psychiatrist
David leavitt

Dr. Leavitt graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Human Ecology and attended medical school at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Arizona in Tucson, then completed a 2-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.

Before joining Taconic Psychiatry Dr. Leavitt worked in hospitals and outpatient clinics in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan – where he and his wife opened a wellness center and integrative psychiatry practice. He taught and supervised residents in Michigan at Trinity Health Livonia for 8 years, and treated hospitalized patients at Trinity Health Ann Arbor for nearly a decade. For the last 4 years he treated patients in Idaho, South Carolina and Colorado, and continues to work for a community mental health team in Michigan.

Dr. Leavitt became interested in psychedelics in the early 1990’s and decided to incorporate this aspect of medicine after learning how ketamine can be a powerful treatment for psychiatric disorders that conventional psychiatry struggles with. He was certified in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute after completing their 10-month training. He is excited to collaborate with therapists trained in this modality.

Dr. Leavitt’s interests include collaborative medication management, spirituality, attention to set and setting, trauma-informed care, Internal Family Systems, the role of music and sound in the healing process, and supporting the body’s innate healing intelligence.

Before medical school, Dr. Leavitt worked for nonprofit organizations focused on protecting the environment, providing services to domestic violence victims, and caring for elderly and disabled adults.

Under the alias shamanicsurrealism, he created psychedelic music videos in collaboration with Grammy-nominated ambient/electronic music pioneer Steve Roach.

Dr. Leavitt is looking forward to his next mountain bike ride. He lives in Michigan with his wife and their son.

Dr. Leavitt is licensed in MI, CO, SC, and ID

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