DR. KIERA SCHLANSKY
MEDICAL DIRECTOR / PSYCHIATRIST
- Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of San Diego
- Creighton University School of Medicine
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
- Board Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Schlansky completed undergraduate studies in biology in San Diego CA graduating with honors, and then attended medical school in Omaha Nebraska. She pursued adult psychiatric training at Vanderbilt University, and went on to complete a two-year child & adolescent sub-specialty fellowship. Psychiatric training at Vanderbilt offered Dr. Schlansky a wealth of opportunities to work with leaders in the field in treating first-break psychosis, as well as mood disorders, substance use disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders with equal focus on psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Dr. Schlansky’s interest in both the interpersonal and biological sequalae of attachment during early life lead to her interest in treating not only children, adolescents, and transitional age youth, but the entire family system as well.
Dr. Schlansky is passionate about delivering the best in evidence-based psychiatric treatment within a collaborative model with the identified patient and their family. She believes psychiatric diagnosis should be a collaborative process during which both the physician and the patient develop understanding of current symptomatology and arrive together at a treatment plan in accordance with the patient’s goals and values. Dr. Schlansky is particularly skilled in treating patients with complex presentations that have previously eluded accurate understanding or effective treatment. Her extensive focus on family therapy during training allows for a deep understanding of the dynamic and genetic factors that may have contributed to a patient’s current presentation. Her warm, compassionate, and friendly style of communication allows for patients and families to feel heard and supported throughout the treatment process.
Dr. Schlansky lives on a small hobby farm in Utah which she shares with her husband, six goats, a flock of chickens, two pigs, two rabbits, and one very spoiled chihuahua. When she’s not working on the farm, she enjoys practicing yoga (sometimes with goats), climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, and painting in her home studio. Her interest in art has expanded into her psychiatric practice in recent years, developing therapeutic art practices for patients to cultivate their creativity and experience the freedom of personal expression.
HOPE, HEALTH & HEALING
Mental health treatment, both conceptually and scientifically, has changed considerably in the recent past, and Dr. Schlansky believes that Bridge House’s treatment philosophy represents the next phase in this evolution. Bridge House offers mental health care in a manner and environment that encourages patients to take their first steps in their personal journey of healing and inspires hope for a future on the other side of treatment. We believe that aligning with our patients in this process facilitates movement toward our shared goal of long-lasting health.
Working in Mental Health since: 2013
Working at Bridge House since: 2020