I have lived in North Texas my entire life, and the mission of my practice is to give back to this vibrant community by helping my patients lead rich, fulfilling lives while helping them to meet their goals. I strive to take the time to understand the values and needs of each individual patient and provide highly personalized care. In my practice, you won’t be just another number. Each visit will be with me, with no time spent in a crowded waiting room. While I treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses, I am especially passionate about treating those with depression or anxiety, and patients coping with grief and loss.
Dr. Gardner graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. Dr. Gardner completed Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of Texas Southwestern, in Dallas, Texas.
Throughout her training, Dr. Gardner received extensive experience in treating patients with a variety of psychiatric illnesses, using both psychopharmacology (medications) and psychotherapy (talk-therapy). She received training in psychodynamic, supportive, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She also worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric units, psychiatric emergency departments, private and public hospitals, outpatient psychiatric clinics, and the Veteran’s Affairs hospital.