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Alessia Bhargava, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Alessia Bhargava is board-certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She supports Serenity Knolls by providing direct patient care, psychiatric supervision to Psychiatric-Mental Health NPs, and psychiatric consultation services to Serenity Knolls’ medical team. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and also holds a BA from Yale University as well as an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Psychiatry residency and Addiction Medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Utilizing her specialties in substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, Dr. Bhargava has worked extensively with a broad variety of individuals, including incarcerated populations, patients with psychotic disorders, and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Her work has spanned the continuum of care, with inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment facilities. With her background in business at McKinsey & Company, she also understands the stressors of executive work and connects easily with professionals in recovery. When it comes to her treatment philosophy, Dr. Bhargava believes that taking a whole person, biopsychosocial approach to addiction provides the best guidance for treatment planning. Her goal is always to provide her patients with the highest chance of success in achieving and maintaining recovery by addressing both substance use and mental health concerns concurrently. In addition to her work at Serenity Knolls, Dr. Bhargava concurrently holds positions with Bayside Marin and Azure Acres. Dr. Bhargava is the mother of a young daughter, and in her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, reading fiction, and enjoying meals.

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