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The Clinic

Our Team
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DR. DAVID CHONG MD

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Chong, an Arizona native, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and never left. Along with his colleague, Dr. Zehring, he co-founded Arizona Restorative Psychiatry.

Dr. Chong specializes in management of psychiatric intervention for a full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. His broad based experiences enable him to effectively treat adults who present with mood disorders including: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, attention and impulse-control disorders such as ADHD, and more severe mental illnesses.

Currently, Dr. Chong has an interest in treating patients with anxiety disorders, mood disorder, and adult ADHD.

In addition to his outpatient work, Dr. Chong also works at an Eating Disorder Residential, Alsana, and is the psychiatrist at Santa Barbara residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

  • Adult Psychiatry: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus 2014-2017

  • Internship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus 2013-2014

  • Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus 2009-2013

  • B.S. Finance: Arizona State University 2003-2007

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • Arizona Psychiatric Society 

SPECIALTIES

  • Clinical Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Adult ADHD

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Psycho-dynamic / Supportive Therapy

JOSI BERNAL PA-C

Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Josi is a board certified Physician Assistant with a passion for mental health. She graduated top of her class from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. She then obtained her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Northern Arizona University. Her fascination in the connection between physical and mental health drew her to psychiatry. She believes in a holistic approach to mental wellbeing - acknowledging the vital role that nutrition, movement, and healthy relationships all play in reaching the overarching goal of psychological wellness. She practices with warmth and empathy, and enjoys collaborating with her patients to curate individualized treatment plans that align with their goals.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant

  • PA School: Northern Arizona University Physician Assistant Program 2018-2020

  • B.S. Psychology: Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University 2013-2017

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

  • Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants

 

SPECIALTIES

  • Clinical treatment of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Adult ADHD

  • Use of Pharmacotherapy, Nutraceuticals and Nutritional Food in the treatment of mental health conditions

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ERICA NEAL - PA-C

Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Erica Neal is a board-certified Physician Assistant trained and supervised by Dr. Brad Zehring for the psychiatric treatment of patients with eating disorders.  

Erica has an understanding and passion to help patients with their mental health who are either actively struggling with their eating disorder or are in eating disorder recovery and needing additional support. She treats from a Health at Every Size framework and she hopes to provide safety, hope, and compassion for all her patients. She did her training at A.T. Still University and practices whole person health care; with the goal of wellness for the mind, body and spirit.

 

When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and visiting the best local coffee shops. 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  • Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2015

  • Physician Assistant training completed at A.T. Still University Physician Assistant program 2013-2015

  • B.S Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology from Arizona State University from 2007-2011

     

SPECIALTIES

  • Clinical Treatment of Eating Disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.

  • Also has special interests in treating OCD, ADD/ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder

DR. BRAD ZEHRING DO

PSYCHIATRIST / SUPERVISOR

Dr. Zehring is the co-founder of Arizona Restorative Psychiatry. He currently supervises Erica Neal at AZRP, however he does not currently see any outpatients.

Dr. Zehring has a passion for the comprehensive care of eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Zehring understands the unique challenges of recovery and partners with his patients in a compassionate manner to help them achieve physical and mental wellness. 

Dr. Zehring has a passion for understanding how nutrition, movement, and relationships impact the overall wellness of his patients. Dr. Zehring seeks to provide highly individualized and evidence-based treatment engaging the patient in a conversation about their well-being.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • CEDS (Certified Eating Disorder Specialist) Supervision through IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals)

  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

  • Adult Psychiatry: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus 2014-2017

  • Internship: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus 2013-2014

  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine: Midwestern University 2009-2013

  • B.S. Biology: Arizona State University 2000-2004

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Psychiatric Association

  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

  • Academy For Eating Disorders
     

SPECIALTIES

  • Clinical Treatment of Eating Disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses 

  • Nutrition, Gut-brain, and Mental Health

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