About Nishi Bhopal M.D. (Founder)

Growing up in a Punjabi family in Vancouver, BC…

Growing up in a Punjabi family in a small town outside Vancouver BC, I did all the things I was supposed to do. Graduated university, went to medical school,  got into a good residency program followed by a prestigious fellowship at an Ivy League school. 

But during residency training, my stress levels skyrocketed. Doubt. Perfectionism. Anxiety. Exhaustion. Imposter syndrome. Burnout was my constant companion.

Then I was introduced to the power of yoga and meditation and a new world of exploration opened up. My nervous system got back online and I realized that there was much more to health and wellbeing than we were being taught in conventional medical training. 

I’m a skeptic at heart. But from personal experience, I know the holistic approach works and is needed now more than ever.

It changed my life, and now it’s my mission.

Now I’m passionate about that intersection and sharing the best tools from eastern and western medicine. That’s what led me to open Pacific Integrative Psychiatry. 

I specialize in working with entrepreneurs, executives, influencers, and high performers in sectors including corporate, tech, and the entertainment industry. 

If you’re in those industries, you know the unique situations that come along with them. Immense pressure and expectations, online critics, imposter syndrome, losing your sense of privacy, and hustle culture contribute to high rates of stress, anxiety, and burnout. 

I love sharing what I’ve learned from my professional training, entrepreneurial endeavors, and personal experiences. Many of my patients say that I have a knack for tuning in and providing specific, helpful, and actionable resources exactly when they need them. You could say that’s one of my superpowers.

My professional background

I’m board-certified in psychiatry, sleep medicine, and integrative holistic medicine.

After graduating from the University College Cork School of Medicine, I completed my psychiatric residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a fellowship in sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School.

I’m also a Certified Integrative Psychiatry Provider and have taken additional courses in Ayurveda and functional medicine. 

In addition, I’m a media consultant and featured expert for outlets including Business Insider, MindBodyGreen, TheSkimm, CNN, WSJ, and others. I also consult with groups including SameHere Global which involves speaking with organizations like the NHL, serve on advisory boards including the DARE Anxiety and Response App, and speak regularly on podcasts and at conferences including The American Psychiatric Association.

Outside of work

You can find me talking about sleep on my YouTube channel and on LinkedIn, practicing Isha Yoga, or hiking in the Bay Area with my husband and our black lab, Sempa.

Work with me

I maintain a boutique practice with a small caseload to ensure a high level of excellence in clinical care and coordination is provided to all of my patients. Boutique services are provided through a fee-for-service model.  

Areas of focus (all sessions are virtual): 

  • Executives, Entrepreneurs, Influencers, and High Performers
  • Integrative Psychiatry 
  • Sleep Optimization
  • Lifestyle Anxiety Program 
  • Anxiety, Confidence & Public Speaking
  • Mind-body Practices & Spirituality 
  • Mindset Work and CBT

Please schedule a call with my executive assistant below to inquire about fees and logistics.