Meet Dr. Kailas

     Born on the Louisiana bayou, Dr. K spent her early years in Gallup, New Mexico, witnessing brilliant rainbows dance across enormous desert skies, before moving back to the mystery of New Orleans, where custom and culture served her well.  Observing the ever-evolving world around her, she became fascinated by the interface between body and mind.  Curiosity persists, and through grace bestowed by the lessons of extraordinary tragedy, she recognizes that nourishment of spirit, as the core of effervescent human nature, is vital to healing and ongoing health.

     Currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Dr. K has vast training in Western and Eastern healing modalities, including adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, general pediatrics, integrative and functional medicine, CBT, DBT, Ayurveda, and yoga.

     "It is my mission to improve the health and happiness of our community by supporting children and families in wellness.  I hope you will join and support me in this mission.  Our emotional, mental, and physical well-being are deeply connected and rooted in the healthy functioning of our physiology.  Science today supports what wisdom understood thousands of years ago: healthy growth allows for positive change.  My practice embraces the unique gifts we each share as individuals with the world by offering a broad perspective on the human development of body, mind, and spirit.  I work with clients one-on-one, in a step-by-step process, to achieve motivation for a fulfilling life, full of energy and ease.  With deep appreciation for the wonderful microcosm within each of us, we will unlock the secrets for a lifetime of health in joy and wonder."
"If you have been waiting to step into the life you've always imagined, please schedule an initial consultation with me today."

MY TRAINING

1996-1999         The University of Chicago                                                     Chicago, Illinois
                             BA in Biology, Neuroscience
 
1999-2000         Tulane University School of Medicine                                New Orleans, Louisiana
                             MS in Pharmacology
 
2000-2006         Tulane University School of Medicine                                New Orleans, Louisiana
                            Medical Doctor

2000-2006         Tulane University School of Medicine                                New Orleans, Louisiana
                            Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience
 
2006-2011         Mount Sinai Medical Center                                                 New York, New York
                             Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry

MY APPROACH

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

My approach is not to dwell on the past in which you suffered. It is not to create lists of restrictions of what is good and bad for you. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun, and rewarding.

Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as maximizing energy, increasing sleep, and enjoying the gifts life has to offer. As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance, and health.
 
I invite you to schedule an initial consultation with me, today! 

During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.  Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Bio-individuality: The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fads tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. I use a personalized, holistic approach to ensure that you will have great success!
 
Primary Food: It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.