Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D.

Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D., the author of Reset Your Child's Brain, is an award-winning integrative child psychiatrist who specializes in children with complex or treatment-resistant mental health conditions. By combining conventional and complementary methods with lifestyle interventions, she aims to optimize treatment while minimizing the need for psychotropic medication.  She consults regularly with schools, multi-disciplinary treatment teams, and the courts, and has a special focus on the physiological impact of screen-time on the developing nervous system. She is a speaker for parents’ groups and mental health trainings, and divides her clinical practice between the private and public sectors in Los Angeles county. 

After receiving a biology degree at the University of California San Diego, Dr. Dunckley pursued her medical training at Albany Medical College in New York, then returned to the west coast for her psychiatric residency and child/adolescent fellowship at U.C. Irvine's Neuropsychiatric Center. She’s since worked in a variety of community mental health settings including residential treatment centers, clinics catering to adoptive, foster, and transitional age youths, and Regional Centers serving clients with neurodevelopmental disabilities. In her private practice she has extensive experience treating tics/Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, bipolar disorder, attachment disorder, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Whether in the private or public setting, she’s known for going the extra mile to help each patient achieve his or her maximum potential.

A diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Dunckley has also been named one of America's Top Psychiatrists by the Consumer's Research Council of America and won Patient's Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards by


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