Shermeil Dass, MD, APC — Trusted Psychiatrist

Santa Cruz, CA — Shermeil Dass, MD, APC, is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Trusted Psychiatrist for her work in the Medical field and in acknowledgment of her work in private practice.     

Dr. Dass is an experienced Psychiatrist with a background in the foster care system and the juvenile justice system. She has now been working in the Medical field for 19 years.

To achieve her education, Dr. Dass attended a six-year BS/MD program at NEO COM in Rootstown, OH. She next completed a residency in General Psychiatry, followed by a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry, at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, associated with Case Western Reserve. She served as the Chief Resident during her time at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Dass is licensed to practice Medicine in California, and is board-certified in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a non-profit organization that upholds the standards and accreditation of Psychiatry and Neurology.

She was a Staff Psychiatrist at the Laurelwood Psychiatric Hospital and Counseling Centers in Willoughby, OH, until 2002. After she graduated, Dr. Dass moved to Santa Cruz, CA, in order to work in the County of Santa Cruz as a Staff Psychiatrist. She worked in the foster care system and the juvenile justice system, where she met children with many different types of needs. Dr. Dass worked with the transitional age youth team, and gained experience in this work over more than ten years. In 2010, she began working at Camp Recovery in Scotts Valley, CA, as a Psychiatric Consultant for adolescents. In 2013, Dr. Dass began presenting lectures about psychiatric illnesses and treatments, as well as careers in psychiatry, at King County College in King City, CA.

She is experienced with kids of all ages and helps them navigate mental health issues. Dr. Dass’ patients often come to her experiencing symptoms from anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, autism, psychotic disorders, and mood disorders. She talks with her patients to understand their symptoms, and then treats them with a mix of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical measures. This can include prescribing medications, therapy, or referring the child to another type of specialist.

In her mission to provide the highest level of psychiatric care, she maintains a non-judgemental environment where she can help clients work on their mental health and improve their lives. She also takes insurance, including Medi-Cal, so she can provide care to more people in the community that are suffering with mental illness.  Dr. Dass has now been in private practice for nine years, with 19 years of experience total practicing medicine. Her office is located at 655 Capitola Road, Suite 200 in Santa Cruz, CA. In order to provide safe care during the Coronavirus pandemic, she is currently offering all appointments via Zoom TeleHealth Services, Monday through Friday.

In order to remain up-to-date in the field, Dr. Dass maintains an affiliation with the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been recognized for her exceptional work with a profile feature on IssueWire, and was the recipient of the Steven M. Thompson Award in 2004.

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