Dr. Jennifer Farrell is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and completed her internship, residency and subspecialty fellowship training at the University of Hawaii. She served as chief resident and as clinical faculty at the University of Hawaii Department of Psychiatry before returning to California to work at a chemical dependency rehabilitation program prior to joining Amen Clinics. Dr. Farrell is an award-winning researcher and international speaker, interested in the interface between cultural and spiritual factors and overall mental health. She is also suboxone certified.
Dr. Farrell’s work focuses on restoring life balance, brain and body health, and helping her patients improve their functionality and satisfaction in life. She considers a wide range of interventions including nutraceuticals, medication, exercise, yoga, psychotherapy, and sleep/relaxation training. Her specialties include: mood disorders, substance-use disorders, anxiety disorders, anger and irritability, behavioral addictions, co-occurring pain and opioid dependence.
Using Comprehensive Treatment Plans in Treating Addiction
Dr. Jennifer Farrell, an experienced psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist who works with the Amen Clinics, shares her perspectives on holistic addiction treatment. By listening closely to her patients—something they tell her they rarely experience—and by treating them as a whole person and using SPECT imaging for important biological cues, she and her patients develop personalized treatment plans together.