The Clinic

Our Team

DR. BRAD ZEHRING DO

PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Zehring is the CEO and co-founder of Arizona Restorative Psychiatry. 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’s approach to psychiatric care is centered on a warm, inviting, and non-judgmental space where patients feel understood.

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.

 

In addition to his outpatient work with eating disorders, Dr. Zehring also spends his time as a psychiatrist treating patients at Within Health which is a national program treating patients with eating disorders in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care virtually across the United States.


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 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Eating Disorders (CBT-E)

  • Nutrition, Gut-brain, and Mental Health

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

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ERICA NEAL - PA-C

Psychiatric Physician Assistant

Erica Neal is a board-certified Physician Assistant with understanding and passion to help patients in and towards eating disorder recovery. 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.

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

MEMBERSHIPS:

  •       American Academy of Physician Assistants

  •       Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants

 

SPECIALTIES

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

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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