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Meet Dr. Judith Orloff Psychiatry in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Judith Orloff.

Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine — she is proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can’t be ignored. Dr. Orloff is a New York Times bestselling author and is on the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty. She specializes in treating empaths and sensitive people in her Los Angeles based private practice. She has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, the American Psychiatric Association, Google-LA, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums — venues where she presents practical intuitive tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people. In response to her work, The Los Angeles Times calls Dr. Orloff “a prominent energy-based healer.”

Dr. Orloff’s latest book “The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People” (Sounds True, 2017) is an invaluable resource to help sensitive people of all kinds develop healthy coping mechanisms in our high-stimulus world without experiencing compassion fatigue or burnout. Empaths can then fully embody their gifts of intuition, creativity, and compassion. In Dr. Orloff’s first book, “Second Sight” she chronicles her struggles acknowledging and then finally embracing her gift of intuition. Her second book, “Guide to Intuitive Healing” shows how breakthroughs in healing our body, emotions, and sexuality can be accomplished by listening to intuition. “Positive Energy,” which has been translated into 25 languages, takes a probing look at the American epidemic of exhaustion and how we can reverse it using specific strategies to build energy and combat draining people. Her New York Times bestseller, “Emotional Freedom” describes how to transform negative emotions into positive ones with specific techniques. Finally, “The Power of Surrender” describes the power of letting go in everyday life, health, and wellness – an enlivening and sane alternative to pushing, forcing, and over controlling people and situations.

Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured in O Magazine, Forbes, Newsweek, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Self, Cosmo, Washington Times, Teen Vogue, Scientific American, and New York Post. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, PBS, BBC, and NPR. She has spoken at Google-LA and has a popular TEDX talk with over half a million views. Dr. Orloff is also a blogger on Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, and Psychology Today.

Has it been a smooth road?
I was trained in psychiatry at UCLA, which is a very traditional program. As an empath and intuitive, I have expanded on my conventional training to practice a new form of psychiatry which incorporates conventional medicine with spirituality, intuition, and energy medicine. Traveling the road less traveled as a physician has been an amazing journey and very different than the conventional psychiatrist’s path.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Judith Orloff MD, Psychiatry in Private Practice in Santa Monica, CA story. Tell us more about the business.
I am an MD and psychiatrist. Plus, I am an intuitive and empath. I combine my traditional medical training to treat patients. I am a New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People and Emotional Freedom. Empaths are highly sensitive people who have large hearts and tend to absorb the stress of the world. My mission is to help them embrace their gifts and lead balanced energized lives.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Huge shifts in conventional medicine in the direction I have traveled: combining science, spirituality, energy medicine and intuition. Patients want to be seen in terms of their whole selves. That is where I hope medicine is going and I want to play my part in this evolution.

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