Orange Psychiatric Associates
Dr. Rashesh Dholakia is extremely honored to be selected as one of the Orlando’s Elite Doctors for Psychiatry. He is one of Florida’s premier psychiatrists who works with adults and children. His mission is to serve children, teenagers, and adults by providing experienced, compassionate, individualized psychiatric care that helps the patients achieve maximum wellbeing. He intends to awaken the hope and belief in patients that they can achieve improved mental health that leads to a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Dholakia is a Board Certified Child and Adult psychiatrist certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is on the Board of Directors for OCD Central and South Florida- an affiliate for the international OCD foundation.
Dr. Dholakia has been practicing psychiatry since 2007. He started his private practice in the Orlando area in 2016. He completed his medical school at one of the prestigious B.J. Medical Colleges in Ahmedabad, India with a 4.0 GPA. He attended adult psychiatry training at Rutgers New Jersey School of Medicine where he served as a chief resident, as well as finishing fellowship training at Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Hospital in NY, where he was again selected to be the chief fellow for his dedication to teaching and his clinical skills. He specializes in psychopharmacology and uses evidence-based treatments—including medication management, appropriate psychotherapeutic recommendations, and lifestyle adjustments to achieve the best outcomes for his patients.
He has a deep professional interest in treatment of ADHD, OCD, Autism as well as working with high-stress related professionals, especially physicians, other allied health care professionals, attorneys and CEOs. He also provides comprehensive second opinion evaluations for complex cases that are not responding to treatment.
One out of five youths live with a mental health condition in the U.S. About 50% of mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 24 but only 10% receive any treatment or counseling from a mental health professional. Dr. Dholakia is an avid advocate for optimal mental health for adults and children alike as well as being committed to debunking the myths and breaking the stigma around mental illnesses. Stigma brings shame and stress, especially in certain cultures, reduces the likelihood that a patient will access needed health care, while increasing the likelihood that they will delay or refuse help, or drop out of treatment altogether. Early identification and treatment for adolescents and young adults with mental illness is critical for the individual as well as for the society at large to lower the burden of illness.
Looking towards the future, Dr. Dholakia and our team at Orange Psychiatric Associates are excited to continue to welcome new patients to the practice.
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