Dr. Laila Contractor is a concierge double board-certified Child and Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She is one of very few practitioners across the country certified in Integrative Psychiatry. Located in Irvine, California, Dr. Contractor specializes in ADHD and other learning challenges, as well as anxiety, mood, and trauma disorders.
An effective individualized treatment plan must begin with an accurate diagnosis. The comprehensive initial consultation does just that. Prior to meeting with the patient, previous treatment, medical, psychiatric, bloodwork, genetic testing, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological records are reviewed. Existing therapists will also be contacted to understand the patient’s background.
During a 90-minute evaluation, we will explore all aspects of patient health and well-being, including a discussion of personal goals. The evaluation begins with an extensive online intake questionnaire to assess psychiatric and medical history, medications, childhood experiences, relationships, environment, diet, and other lifestyle factors.
After the meeting, a comprehensive individualized treatment plan will be created, which can include treatment recommendations in several areas including additional laboratory or diagnostic testing, psychotherapy, vitamins/supplements, diet/nutrition, exercise plans, and other holistic treatments. Traditional medication may also be used. The goal is to look at multiple options and then narrow in on the approach that has the highest probability of success in the shortest amount of time.
Dr. Contractor services are often sought out by individuals who are seeking a second opinion for diagnostic clarity and/or alternative treatment opinions. Dr. Contractor takes the time to take a thorough history to assess root causes for psychiatric illness and ensure accurate diagnoses. Many also come to see her for recommendations for additional therapeutic modalities to enhance their current therapeutic regimen.
Comprehensive, in-depth evaluations
Medication management utilizing traditional medications and evidence-based supplements when indicated
Stay in touch with Dr. Contractor in between visits via text, phone, and/or email
In-office and virtual services
In-home and representation at IEP meetings are offered on a case-by-case basis
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology