Seema Kazi, MD, a Psychiatrist with Mid Cities Psychiatry
Get to know Psychiatrist Dr. Seema Kazi, who serves patients in Grapevine, Texas.
Dr. Kazi, a well-versed Psychiatrist, has extensive training and expertise in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and mental health. She specializes in the treatment and therapy of depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, substance abuse, and more.
As the Medical Director of Mid Cities Psychiatry in Grapevine, Texas, she believes in learning about patients individually through time and compassion, and solving their issues through an understanding of their life history and internal psyche.
“At Mid Cities Psychiatry, we are dedicated to providing the best mental health services across the state of Texas through medication management, counseling, and implementing innovative treatments. Our goal is to improve the quality of people’s lives” as stated on their website.
Continually learning and practicing adequate mental health knowledge, Dr. Kazi utilizes a comprehensive and individualized approach for mental health care. Trained to use holistic treatment, her goal is to improve psychiatric care for her patients, which may include the continuation, changes, and possible discontinuation of the medicine. She, along with her team, conducts psychiatric evaluations using on-site state-of-the-art technology providing results at the time of the patients’ visit.
A member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the doctor is board-certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The ABPN is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting high-quality patient care for the public through the initial and continuing certification of psychiatrists and neurologists.
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Kazi completed her dual-residency program in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut in 1998 and continued on to complete her fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at New York University in 1999.
She has been in private practice for over 20 years, having served in various roles, including Medical Director of TelePsych Services at Asana Integrated Medical Group of CA, Medical Director of Short-Term Care Unit at University Behavioral Health of Denton, Denton, Texas, Medical Director of Inpatient Services at Princeton House Behavioral System, Princeton, New Jersey, Chief of Staff at St. Barnabas Behavioral Health Center, Jackson, New Jersey, Staff Psychiatrist at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, as well as a Proprietor & Provider in private practice.
In 2013, she moved from New Jersey to the greater DFW area to be near her family. She immediately opened Mid Cities Psychiatry and the practice has been growing ever since.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results
Deb believes working as a team she can explore what is happening in your life. As an insight-oriented, action-focused psychotherapist she offers an encouraging, nonjudgmental environment in which to resolve current issues, identify problematic patterns, and take steps toward fulfillment. Whether it is the presence of life stressors, or long standing issues, her goal is to support your self-exploration in order to gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
As a strong working relationship is established, she wants you to experience the benefits of support, empathy, and empowerment, while working to better your life. Challenging with warmth and a sense of humor, you will find her approach authentic and relatable.
Her areas of expertise include relationship concerns, alleviation of anxiety and depression, phase of life issues, coping with stress, and self-esteem enhancement. She work intuitively and creatively with you to strengthen relationships, implement effective coping strategies, change unhealthy patterns, make personal self-discoveries, and ultimately feel calm and self-assured.
She brings a unique array of knowledge and skills to the therapeutic relationship, but most importantly, she is down to earth. Feel free to contact Mid Cities Psychiatry with questions about her techniques, philosophies, and specializations. She is open to discussing how she can work effectively as a team!
Rebecca is a Physician Assistant specializing in Psychiatry. She comes to Mid Cities Psychiatry from San Antonio where she was practicing as an outpatient Psychiatric Physician Assistant. She originally graduated from University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During this time she gained experience working with autistic children and special needs adults. There after she attended Physician Assistant school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, one of the top PA schools in the nation. Upon graduation she moved to Texas to be with her husband and they eventually found their way to the Dallas area. She makes it a goal of hers to provide a safe and comfortable medical home for every one of her patients. She enjoys yoga, soccer, traveling, camping, and animals.
Megan is a physician assistant and new addition to our clinic. She earned a double Bachelors of Science in Biology and Nutrition from Texas A&M University. Afterwards, she pursued her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Health Center in San Antonio. While in school, she developed a passion for the field of psychiatry. Her time spent alongside patients with anxiety and mood disorders sensitized her to address the stigma associated with mental illness. she aims to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for patients to help address their health issues and concerns. She believes in a holistic approach to mental health, addressing a person's mental, emotional, physical, and social states of well-being as well as medication management. A lifelong resident of Texas, she enjoys reading, gaming, and crocheting in her free time.
MARCO "JACK" KATADA
MSc, RN, PMHNP-BC
"Empathic and professional, he began his career as a registered-nurse over 12 years ago, specializing in mental health. He worked as a nurse care manager for 7 years at Truman Medical Center in downtown Kansas City, MO and eventually decided to get his Master's Degree at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. He graduated in 2013 and started his career as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Board-Certified. Marco worked in a Community Based Health Center in Southwest Kansas taking care of various psychiatric illnesses across the lifespan. This included the SPMI population (Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill), Major Depression,Bipolar, Substance abuse, and Anxiety among others. During this time, he also saw forensic clients from a local detention center regarding their mental health issues. Marco then moved to Houston where he continued his career in mental health taking care of the Geriatric population in an inpatient acute care setting. Recently he has transferred to Dallas to continue to do out patient work and to be closer with his family. He strives hard to attain the best possible outcome using a patient centric approach to treatment. When Marco is not treating patients, he enjoys going on road trips with family and friends, and the beach is definitely his happy place."
Michelle is a physician assistant specializing in psychiatry and has extensive experience practicing as a PA for over 11 years. Before joining Mid Cities Psychiatry, she worked in various clinic settings, including family practice and emergency medicine. Michelle is originally from Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, with a Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences, she completed her Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama as well. Michelle is board certified with the Texas Physician Assistant Board, as well as nationally by the NCCPA. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry. Michelle provides collaborative care with the client, family, and other mental health providers in order to provide personalized, individualized care while focusing on you as a unique person and not just a diagnosis. Michelle strives to take time and listen openly and carefully to your needs with her warm and approachable style to come up with creative and contemporary solutions to meet your needs. In her free time, Michelle enjoys camping in national parks with her friends and family, bicycling, and working in her garden.
REBECA F MEYER
Rebeca Meyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated with her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2013. Since then, her career as a Bilingual Spanish-English counselor has honed her skills in a diverse array of issues, including anxiety, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, grief, chemical dependency, trauma, chronic pain, family issues, relationship issues, communication problems, and other general life circumstances. Her counseling approach is informed by a variety of theories that are proven to be most effective, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered, and others. She understands the importance of the decision to enter counseling and is prepared to collaborate with her clients in an active change process that is informed by the client's goals and desires for personal transformation. As such, she has worked with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. What Rebeca most values in her career is the deep trust that is established in the counseling process, something that she regards as a gift that cannot be taken lightly.
AMY L MCDONALD
Amy McDonald is a board-certified Physician Assistant with over 9 years of experience practicing in the Medicine, her passion is Mental Health. Amy is a native Texan, and grew up locally in Bedford. After graduating from Trinity High School, she attended Texas A&M University in College Station to receive her Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at Texas A&M, she met her husband and they moved to Houston after graduation. She attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. Amy is certified by both the Texas Physician Assistant Board and the NCCPA. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry. Amy’s mission is to help others by providing compassionate and collaborative care supported by current evidence-based medicine practices. Patient care is of utmost importance to Amy, as is creating a safe environment where her patients feel respected and truly heard.
Dr. James E Pinkston
Dr. James Pinkston, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Mississippi before he went on to further his education at Tulane University where he earned a Master’s in Social Work and Doctorate in Social Work.
Before joining Mid Cities Psychiatry, he worked as a Clinical Director of a community mental health center in one of Mississippi’s largest counties. There, he supervised outpatient services and worked extensively with the clinicians to best serve the community. Prior to this, Dr. Pinkston’s work includes private practice work with individuals, families, and couples as well psychometric work under a supervising psychologist.
His therapeutic approach stems from the biopsychosocial model that focuses on growth and skill-development. He believes that the therapeutic relationship is the vehicle to change, and often uses humor to engage clients throughout sessions. Dr. Pinkston’s expertise lies in biofeedback which allows clients to learn to control their physiological responses and increase awareness of changes within in their own bodies. Dr. Pinkston treats a large spectrum of conditions, and has a particular interest in the treatment of phobic disorders and sexual disorders.
In his free time, Dr. Pinkston enjoys photography, playing the guitar, watching old film noir movies, and attending live music shows. Dr. Pinkston is excited to be a Texan and a part of the Mid-City Psychiatry team.
Eric K Graham
Eric Graham is a Physician Assistant and lifelong resident of Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He then spent a couple of years engaged in bioengineering research and has helped author three peer-reviewed publications.
With a desire to directly interact with and care for people, Eric joined Methodist Dallas Medical Center as a patient care technician. Afterwards, he attended and graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Physician Assistant program.
His time spent alongside patients before and during school alerted him to the prevalence of mental illness and the stigma that often accompanies it. Thus, he aims to provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for all patients.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys video games, traveling, and experiencing the wide diversity of culinary delights across the DFW metroplex.
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I’ve only had 2 appointments so far but I’m very pleased with the staff and the care I’ve rcvd. I look forward to working with Mid Cities now and in the future.
- Danna Brown. 0/22/2020
One of Dr. KAZI'S PA's, Megan Kukielski! 5 stars! I've been to the VA for years and never has anyone listened, or more meticulously adjusted my meds for PTSD and depression.
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- Katie Sanders. 7/22/2019
Wonderful staff. Marco worked very well with me to figure out the best solution to my uncontrollable anxiety. This place literally saved my career
- Lou Lee. 5/10/2019
My wife has been a patient since Dr. Kazi came back to TX. She is the most compassionate and helpful Dr. We have seen through the many years of treatment. As far as money hungry is concerned, I think that people need to understand the cost associated with medical care these days and the need to maintain cash flow. I'm confident that they spend a fortune trying to provide services and have such a great staff. This office has literally saved lives. Have seen Rebecca too and she is great. Insurance companies and regulations drive some of these policies.
- Tom Schena. 4/29/2019
Very. Nice staff . Marco was very nice and asked lots of questions and together we have a start of a plan
- Pam Proctor. 4/10/2019
Everyone here is super nice. If everything has been great they will get you in and out or take as long as you need and talk with you and answer any and all questions you may have. Dr. Kazi especially is great.
- Ryan H. 2/18/2019
Had a great staff . Try to understand your problems and they take time to diagnose. you.A
- Eddie Lamb. 2/16/2019
Called over 2 weeks ago regarding a refill request and never received a call back about it. Luckily I have found a new provider quickly enough to not go they withdrawal symptoms.
- Christina Sandoval. 1/12/2019
I have had the best experience with Dr. Kazi and Rebecca. They have helped me tremendously and have always been kind, interested, and professional. I have never had any insurance, billing, or scheduling issues with this office.
- Sarah McConnell. 11/29/2018
Michelle Torres is incredibly personable. I’ve never felt more comfortable in a doctors office. She brings a warm environment and is so understanding! I highly recommend making your appointment with Michelle!
- M R. 9/5/2018
Because of Dr. Kazi, I am revising my review. Dr. Kazi is one of the sweetest, kindest, most caring doctors I have come across. She has treated my son so well by being understanding and caring beyond any doctor I have encountered before. I would highly suggest visiting her for your issues.
I am NOT a fan of this place. I brought my son here and it was his 3rd appointment. Loved Dr. Kazi the ONE time we saw her which was our first visit. The second visit we waited over an hour so they put us with Megan. Megan is sweet but she's not a doctor and she's not Dr. Kazi. Megan asked us to come back in four weeks. Much sooner than we anticipated but in order to see the doctor again we were game. We show up to our third visit, wait 40 minutes, so I approach the front desk about the wait time to be told I'm seeing Megan again. This is not who we signed up for and not who I wanted to see. I'm done and will be finding another place. They make their money by having a doctor see you once then pawning you off on an assistant while making the same amount of money. Unfortunate that I feel so annoyed that I sat down to write this review... what a joke.
- Sunshine Bryant. 8/24/2018
Overall easiest Dr. Appointment ever made. Short set seems to the point. Didn't have to wait long.
- Chris Brooks. 7/20/2018
All the staff was helpful, understanding and friendly. And then with Dr. Kazi's in-depth explanation I was finally able to understand why I have suffered depression and over-eating for years. Now I can begin my journey to heal and change my life!!
- Tym Joshua Galila. 7/31/2017
I believe Dr. Kazi saved my life by carefully monitoring my medication and by being sensitive to my worries. She is a disciplined person who listens carefully, remembers details well, and makes sure I understand my treatment plan. I am very thankful I have been referred to her.
- Joden Dichosa. 7/25/2017
I have been dealing with depression for almost a year now and I had to find a doctor who specialized in my needs. I have found what I have been looking for in MidCities Psychiatry. From friendly and accommodating staff to the best counselors and doctor, I highly recommend MidCities to my family, friends, and colleagues.
- Mia Sanchez. 7/9/2017
Finally. A Dr who actually asks questions and listens before prescribing medication... On a continual basis! Highly recommend.
- Barry Lemons. 3/17/2017
I was very impressed with Dr. Kazi. She was very knowledgable, very direct, but also delivered her practice with quite a bit of understanding and patience. I think it has got to be hard to balance getting the facts needed for the diagnosis, and being an ear to the patient, and she does this very well and with compassion.
She is very much a doctor and handles herself professionally and with grace. She is the first psychiatrist I've been to. I was extremely hesitant and scared, but I am so glad that she will be the one to help me through my illness.
- Julieanne Brittain. 1/13/2017
After years of searching and misdiagnosed issues.. I finally found a Dr. who listened and understands what I have been through. The staff is professional and courteous.. I feel blessed to have found them..
- Donna harris. 11/2/2016
I was very pleased with the professional and friendly service I received at Dr Kazi's office. The intake was thorough and efficient. Dr Kazi spent a good deal of time assessing my treatment and made me feel immediately at ease. I am more than satisfied with the care I have received.
- Carolyn Hawley. 10/28/2016
- Donald Platt. 6/15/2016
I have been seeing Dr.Kazi for a few months and I have to say that she truly is the best. She relates to a lot of things and does offer advice when asked! I never feel that she is ever in a rush to get me out the door. Dr. Kazi truly listens to what you are saying and how you feel. She is amazing and I'm so glad I found her.