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Marisa Serrato :: Psychiatry/Integrative Holistic Medicine


Dr. Marisa Serrato is a psychiatrist trained in both allopathic (conventional) and integrative holistic medicine. She received her M.D. in 2001 from Baylor College of Medicine. She started her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where she also completed one year of fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She further specialized in College Mental Health by attending a one-year fellowship at the Ohio state University Counseling and Psychological Service. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is board certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.  She obtained her certification as Clinical Nutritionist in May 2015.

Dr. Serrato is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is additionally employed at the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center and at the Institute for Personal Development. She treats adults, primarily between the ages of 18 and 65 years old. She has an interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, women’s mental health, and college mental health. She practices both medication management and individual therapy. She has a particular interest in clinical nutrition and its applications in mental health treatment.

Most important to Dr. Serrato’s approach is one of the principles of holistic medicine, “Relationship-Centered Care.” She strongly emphasizes the importance of working as a team with her patients, and that effective work together calls for ongoing, open, and honest communication as well as an understanding of each person’s unique perspective and experience.

Dr. Serrato will work with you, wherever you are in your process of achieving optimal health. The goal will be to increase your sense of connection to your own body, and to recognize the impact that your lifestyle decisions can make in your overall health, functioning, and well-being. Dr. Serrato will educate you about how a balance of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of your life is vital to your mental well-being.


 If you want to receive education about possible causes of your mental health symptoms.

 If you want to feel empowered about being able to influence your own healing process.

 If you would like to adopt a holistic approach to your mental health problems, including optimization of self-care, such as nutrition, sleep hygiene, and exercise.

 If you are open to elimination of potentially harmful substances or behavioral practices which may be contributing to your symptoms

If you are interested in the integration of supplement use and other holistic practices along with conventional psychiatric treatment, such as medications and psychotherapy, as a form of both prevention and treatment of illness.


A thorough evaluation of your symptoms, including a review of your history and how this relates to your mental health symptoms.

Collaboration with other holistic and conventional practitioners to ensure thorough assessment and appropriate treatment options.

Recommendations for safe, effective, and individualized treatment options.

A sense of commitment from Dr. Serrato in helping you in your journey


By appointment.


“I value the trust that is given to me when forming a treatment relationship with each person. Because I understand that facing some of these challenges can at times be overwhelming, I am committed to working with you to educate you about all of your options and to find the right healing path that works for you.”

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