Dr. Wallace is a Board-Certified, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist specialized in treating mood disorders, including depression and anxiety. She has over seven years of experience working with a wide variety of patients in both the hospital and the clinic setting.
She finds great satisfaction in seeing the difference during and post-treatment for her patients. She believes in treating her patients as unique individuals who are valuable participants in treatment planning. She appreciates the motivation of her patients who are striving to get better and partner with her during treatment. For depressed patients, the lift they note when treatment is successful is inspiring to her.
Dr. Wallace knew she was interested in psychiatry at an early age. She was always curious about what behaviors could be linked to certain personalities. After watching her grandmother struggle with Alzheimer’s, she took further note of the connection between the brain and the body. And finally, witnessing friends with depression in college and watching the noticeable difference post-treatment, her interest was sealed.
When first hearing of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), was she pleased to know it was a non-invasive, didn’t have side effects and could be used as a conjunctive partner with medications. She felt it could be a great tool to help her patients with depression or anxiety live their best lives. She is an empathetic practitioner who believes that mental health wellness can be obtained through healthy diet, exercise, self-care and psychiatric care, using treatments such as TMS or psychopharmacology.
She joined Mindful Health Solutions in October of 2017.
Dr. Wallace enjoys spending time with her family including her cats, and can happily while away an evening watching Netflix- preferably a sci-fi series- or listening to music. She thankfully leaves behind the snow and cold weather of New York for the all-year outdoor accessibility of California. She leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys exploring new places.
Dr. Wallace earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from City College of New York (CUNY) and her MD from State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate.
During training, she worked in general psychiatry at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center. She treated a wide variety of patients from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Following medical school, she took a transition year and then went back to an internship in general surgery.
She completed her general psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate and next completed an Adolescent psychiatry fellowship at SUNY Downstate. She became the Chief Administrative Resident in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate and participated in Resident Recruitment and Child & Adolescent Fellow Recruitment. Additionally, she was active in community events such as Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless (PPOH) in Brooklyn NY.