Rachel Miriani is a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist. She received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Afterwards she worked in a research lab at her Alma Mata in neural engineering. Finding that research was not her niche, she re-directed her interests towards medicine where she could create tangible positive impacts in people’s lives on a daily basis. She completed her medical school training at Case Western Reserve Medical School where she fell in love with child and adolescent psychiatry and was awarded the Evans Matchlup Award for exceptional understanding of children’s emotional development and the important relationship between their mental and physical health. She fast tracked from her residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center, into the UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. While there she was the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Chief Fellow and was awarded the G. R. Greenblatt Award for Excellence in Child Psychiatry.
She has worked part time in a variety of settings including private practice, IOP, PHP, and on an adolescent inpatient unit. For the past year she has treated children through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health because she is passionate about serving underserved communities that parallel the disparities she saw growing up outside of Detroit, MI; and helping reduce childhood trauma’s impact on later mental and physical health. There she is also a supervisor to residents training in psychiatry from Charles Drew University. She is a new addition to the Crossroads team where she works part time. Having spent the majority of her life in academics and at universities she has a passion helping adolescents and young adults transition into becoming independent adults. Other areas of interest and specialty are ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, and psychosis. She wholly believes that the optimal treatment is the pairing of therapy and medication for the most efficient and effective long term outcomes and is a major proponent of utilizing psychotherapy, mindfulness, exercise, diet, behavioral modifications, and parent and patient education to support mental wellness.