Dr. Jada Turco is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and completed her residency training at NYU School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Turco works with adults and adolescents who are interested in an innovative and integrative approach to mental health and well being. She offers an approach that is holistic in nature and addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Dr. Turco has extensively studied and practiced both traditional and holistic approaches in medicine, metaphysics, eastern religion and philosophy, nutritional neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and mind body medicine. Her practice integrates traditional medicine with complementary approaches. Services offered include; psychopharmacology, nutritional counseling, nutraceuticals, psychotherapy, mindfulness, and stress reduction techniques.
Dr. Turco spent several years as an Attending Emergency Psychiatrist at Bellevue hospital. She served as the Associate Director and then Director of Bellevue’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program. Dr. Turco is currently in a full time private practice, specializing in Integrative Psychiatry. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at NYU School of Medicine where she teaches a course for senior medical residents in Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry. In addition, Dr. Turco supervises medical students and medical residents in her practice and in the hospital setting. She has expertise in psychopharmacology, comprehensive diagnostic assessment, and mood disorders, including; anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Turco has additional training in Reproductive Psychiatry and remains affiliated with the practice at NYU. She works with women before, during, and after pregnancy who may suffer from perinatal and postpartum related disorders.
Interview with Dr. Jada Turco:
Psychiatrist Dr. Jada Turco uses physical healing to treat mental health conditions. “My focus is on nutrition, diet, nutraceuticals and the use of supplements and other complementary approaches in lieu of or combined with traditional psychotropic medications and treatments. I also offer psychotherapy which is influenced by my training in psychoanalysis, attachment theory, mind-body medicine, interpersonal neurobiology, and metaphysics.” Dr. Turco’s focus on holistic treatment and healing is what makes her a perfect fit for The Center for Integrative Practices. Dr. Turco explains, “We are learning more and more every day about the science of the brain and nervous system and just how malleable they are. We are now able to look more directly at the brain and see through imaging how diet, mindfulness, and therapy affect different regions of the brain and promote neuroplasticity or neuronal growth. There are more and more studies looking at the links between what we consume and how it impacts not only our physical but also our mental health and emotional responses to stress. ” Dr. Turco enjoys collaborating with the other practitioners at The Center to provide a complete and holistic treatment for each visitor to The Center. “I love collaborating with other health care practitioners and developing a treatment plan for my patients that encompasses different modalities of healing to address their individual needs.” What Dr. Turco especially appreciates about the practitioners at The Center is their unique set of skills that facilitate healing.