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Referring Providers

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

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Somatoform Disorder
  • Vivitrol Treatment

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

Accepted Insurance

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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.