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About E. Elise Herman, MD

Dr. Elise Herman loves people and their stories. She sees it as a privilege to hear the stories people share with her every day. She has always enjoyed helping people and ultimately went into medicine for this reason. As a psychiatrist Dr. Herman looks holistically at how biological, psychological and social aspects interact in a patient’s life. She is passionate about using her medical and psychotherapy training to solve complex problems to help people become the best version of themselves. With a philosophy of patient empowerment, she often shares the adage that “action begets motivation,” seeing it as her role to provide tools and medicines that can get individuals moving towards their goals. Described as dedicated and creative, Dr. Herman approaches her work with flexibility, empathy and compassion, actively seeking out new opportunities to learn. In her work, she finds inspiration from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s wisdom that, “Lives of great [people] all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.”

Originally from Minneapolis, Dr. Herman completed medical school at Loma Linda University and then her first three years of psychiatry residency at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles and her last year at Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. While in her residency, she was nominated for the prestigious George Ginsberg Fellowship Award for demonstrating outstanding competence and dedication.  Dr. Herman has a Master’s in Public Health degree in Global Health, was promoted as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. At MindPath Care Centers, she is the Regional Medical Director of Western North Carolina.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bariatric Surgery Evaluation
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Depression
  • Depression with Psychosis
  • Depression with Suicidality
  • Drug Use
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Impulse Control (non-alcohol / drug)
  • Irritability
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-Partum / Pregnancy Depression
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective
  • Severe Bipolar with Psychosis
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • Suboxone Treatment
  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Women's Health - Hormonal Imbalance
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program
  • badge-4 TMSSignifies advanced training and post-graduate certification in TMS Therapy.

Education & Certifications

– Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA
– Master of Public Health in Global Health from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA
– Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Chemistry from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
– Member of the American Psychiatric Association, the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Association for Physician Leadership

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July 13, 2021

I love the remote options. Dr. Herman is fantastic. She is helpful, knowledgeable, and works hard to be mindful of my medical issues/medications.


June 26, 2021

Dr. Herman is great


June 22, 2021

Elise listens and provides suggestions for bettering myself, etc.


June 22, 2021

Very receptive, a great listener, and seemed to really know when to let me talk when needed but also interjected at important times. She made me stop and rethink often. I'd highly recommend her! Very thoughtful and active listener. I felt heard. Also, from a purely scheduling perspective, she was never late. Also, she was always kind and professional when redirecting me, or in those moments when you kinda have to be told "don't do that". I don't always take criticism well but looking back she kept a good line.


June 22, 2021

Dr. Herman is an excellent caregiver.


June 15, 2021

I really like Dr. Herman she is extremely positive and truly listens to me.


June 4, 2021

Very open and kind. Listens to what you need and offers her insight. One of the best people I ve worked with.


June 3, 2021

Dr. Herman is just wonderful to talk to and makes difficult conversations relaxed and judgment free.


May 27, 2021

Willingness to look for new pharmacological options to assist with sleep issues.


May 26, 2021

I believe she genuinely cares about her patient's well-being. She is a pleasure to speak with.


May 25, 2021

Dr. Herman has literally changed my life. From genetic testing to her wonderful insight, she has made such a positive impact on my quality of life.


May 18, 2021

She is a wonderful doctor


April 21, 2021

Dr. Herman has great insight and makes me feel at ease.


April 20, 2021

Very convenient; excellent care


April 8, 2021

She is very kind and such a terrific listener.


April 6, 2021

Dr. Herman is a great listener, and I really feel heard. Everything I say, she makes sure she understands (ask question or clarification) and I think really tries to dig into what I mean and give a response to it. She often pulls in information that relates to what I'm saying or gives resources for me to do more reading on my own. Overall, I've been very happy with Dr. Herman's help.


April 6, 2021

Dr. Herman is amazing. She listens and is receptive to my needs and has great suggestions. I can t recommend her enough. I am so much happier than I have been in the past 3 years.


January 14, 2021

I like the doctor very much, she is extremely compassionate and thoughtful.


December 25, 2020

She s attentive


December 22, 2020

Dr Herman has been great


October 31, 2020

Dr. Herman is very good


October 29, 2020

Dr Herman is awesome. VERY attentive.


August 18, 2020

Great experience, I would recommend!


August 11, 2020

It was a pleasure meeting the Dr. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.


August 10, 2020

My appointment went very well and I really like Dr. Elise Herman.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.