Dr. Booth is a general adult psychiatrist with experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Her areas of special interest include women’s mental health, particularly perinatal and postpartum care, as well as mood disorders, anxiety, and OCD.
Dr. Booth earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. During residency, she served as Chief Resident of the inpatient units at UCLA and as Chief Resident of the Women’s Life Center, where she gained specialty training in the treatment of mental illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. In addition to participating in the Max Gray Mood Disorders Fellowship, she has continued to work in the UCLA Maternal Mental Health program as a staff attending and has joined CalPsychiatry, with offices in Encino and Westlake Village.
Dr. Booth employs a holistic approach to treating mental illness, drawing on medications as simply one tool in a vast toolbox. She has also been trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy (IPT), as well as exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD. Above all, she believes that a good relationship between a psychiatrist and patient is vital to the success of treatment, and strives to provide a safe, honest, and supportive environment that facilitates partnership between herself and her patients.