Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, Dr. Cass has helped many hundreds of individuals to take charge of their health in her 30+ years of practice, and influenced thousands more through her writing, speaking, and media appearances.
One area of expertise has been helping individuals to withdraw from both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the aid of natural supplements. Many of these were from her own line of brain supplements that she and her partner/distributor discontinued after a successful 12 year run. She has replaced them with products available from an online distributor of professional grade supplements, Fullscript. She is now focusing on her own line of high quality hemp oil extracts/CBD as an aid to tapering off medications, and to support overall mental and physical health.
Dr. Cass appears often as a guest on national radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, E! Entertainment, and The View, and in national print media. She has been quoted in many national magazines, has blogged for the Huffington Post, and is the author of several popular books including: Natural Highs, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free, and Your Amazing Itty Bitty Guide to Cannabis.
A member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Health Sciences Institute and Taste for Life Magazine, she is also Associate Editor of Total Health Magazine, she has served on the boards of California Citizens for Health and the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).
A native of Toronto, she graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).
The concept of doctor as authority figure is rapidly being replaced with a more progressive view of doctor as health partner. Dr. Cass follows the following principles:
- Treat the whole person – mind, body, spirit, and environment.
- Determine the deepest root causes of symptoms, using scientific lab testing if needed.
- Apply a continuum of treatments, always beginning with the safest and most natural as possible.
In this way, we have the opportunity to help heal our health care system, our communities, our planet, and ultimately, ourselves.
Dr. Cass is also a member of the Advisory Board of Health Sciences Institute, Taste for Life Magazine, and Total Health Magazine, and an advisory board member of The Alliance for Addiction Solutions. She consults to the supplement industry regarding formulations, and now has a line of Dr. Cass’ Hemp Oil Extract/CBD.
- 2001. Safe Harbor award for outstanding contributions in alternative mental health
- 2010. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM.org) for outstanding service
- 2014. The Legacy Service Award, Emord & Associates’ “Excellence in Integrative Medicine”
- 2015 Induction into the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine’s (ISOM) Hall of Fame
Media Expert / Speaker
Dr. Cass is quoted as an expert in the field in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Time Magazine, and People Magazine. Her speaking topics to both the public and professional medical audiences include complementary medicine and psychiatry, anti-aging, women’s health (including bio-identical hormone therapy), stress reduction, and natural treatments for addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression, including the use of hemp oil extract/CBD.