Tara Peyman, ND


Tara Peyman is a licensed naturopathic doctor and the medical director of Integrative Mental Health Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2007, she has been focusing in the homeopathic and integrative treatment of bipolar disorder and mental illness. Her treatment program for mood disorders is tailored to each individual. She is familiar with psychiatric medications and can assist patients in either tapering off these prescriptions, or integrating them with naturopathic care if necessary. She focuses on addressing the underlying causes illness, and empowers the patient to effectively treat those deeper concerns using homeopathy and natural medicine. She was trained by some of the best classical homeopathic physicians in the country and internationally, and applies these highly effective methods in treating people suffering with depression, mania, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many other conditions.

Dr. Peyman chose to focus in treating bipolar disorder after finding that there was such an enormous need for homeopathic options for people with this condition. Once she saw how well people with bipolar typically respond to homeopathic medicine, she decided to direct her entire practice towards helping people overcome bipolar disorder. Another driving force for her interest in treating mood disorders is personal. Dr. Peyman struggled with depression and panic disorder as a teenager and in college, and she found total relief with homeopathic medicine, under the care of a doctor who was later one of her homeopathy teachers in medical school. Bipolar disorder runs in her family, and she saw what an impact it can have when untreated. Finding a method that is not only safe and natural, but in most cases more effective than prescription medications, was inspiring. This experience motivates her to make sure she help as many people as she can to reach a place of healthy remission.

As a licensed naturopathic physician, Dr. Peyman has experience helping patients with a variety of health concerns. She can act as a primary care physician and treat the whole family with a naturopathic approach to primary care.

Dr. Peyman received her naturopathic medical degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and later studied psychology and biology at Antioch College in Ohio. She was the President of the not-for-profit educational organization Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health, and presented continuing education seminars for HMMH throughout the year from 2010 to 2016. She serves  on the board of the Psychiatric Association for Naturopathic Physicians, as both the Membership Chair and on the Professional Development Committee board. She is a co-author of Naturopathic Clinical Boards Practice Exams, and has written articles for Naturopathic Doctor News & Review, AZNet News, and Vegetarian Times Magazine. While attending naturopathic medical school, she acted as Public Relations Representative for the Southwest College Naturopathic Society, and was subsequently elected President of the organization. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and camping with her husband, their young daughter, and their dog Lily. 

Tara Peyman's Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Experience:

2014-present: Naturopathic Doctor, Focus in Integrative Medicine for Psychiatric Disorders, Integrative Mental Health Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2008-2014: Naturopathic Doctor, Focus in Integrative Medicine for Psychiatric Disorders, Arizona Natural Health Center, Tempe, AZ

2007-2011: Naturopathic Doctor, Focus in Integrative Medicine for Psychiatric Disorders, East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, Mesa, AZ

2005-2007: Naturopathic Student Clinician, Clinical Rotations with a Focus in Homeopathic Medicine, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, Scottsdale, AZ, Christine Girard, ND, Chief Medical Officer

2007: Naturopathic Student Clinician, Clinical Rotation with a Focus in Addiction Medicine, Royal Assisted Living Center, Mesa, AZ, David Arneson, ND, Supervising Physician

2005-2006: Naturopathic Student Clinician, Clinical Rotation with a Focus in Homeopathic Medicine for Domestic Abuse Victims, Sojourner Center, Phoenix, AZ, Patricia Gaines, ND, Supervising Physician

Educational Experience:

2003-2007:  Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ

1997-2002 Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Development, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

Teaching/Presentation Experience:

2016: Presenter, Coordinator. Management of Psychiatric Medications in an Integrative Medicine Practice: Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health Annual CME Event, Scottsdale, AZ

2016: Presenter. Homeopathic Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions, 48th Annual Southwestern School for Behavioral Health Studies Conference, Tucson, AZ

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015: Presenter, Coordinator, Founding Member. Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health Monthly/Bimonthly CME Series, Tempe/Scottsdale, AZ

June 2014: Presenter. Homeopathic Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions, Arizona Counselor’s Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ

Continuing Medical Education:

2016 (24 hrs) Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Annual Conference, Washington, DC

2016 (12 hrs) Management of Psychiatric Medications in an Integrative Medicine Practice: Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health Annual CME Event, Scottsdale, AZ

2015 (15 hrs) US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress Conference, San Diego, CA

2015 (15 hrs) Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health 2015 Lecture Series, Scottsdale, AZ

2014 (4.75 hrs) Medscape Online Continuing Education in Psychiatric Medicine, Online Education Courses

2014 (4 hrs) Study & Preparation for HMMH Presentation on Psychiatric Medication Management, Scottsdale, AZ

2014 (15 hrs)  Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health 2014 Monthly Lecture Series, Tempe, AZ

2014 (7.5 hrs) DSM-5 Training Conference, Tempe, AZ

2013 (30 hrs) Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health 2013 Monthly Lecture Series, Tempe, AZ

2012 (24 hrs) Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health 2012 Monthly Lecture Series, Tempe, AZ

2011 (1 hr)  Repairing Broken Bonds: Helping Couples Heal from the Trauma of Disclosure, Scottsdale, AZ

2011 (30 hrs) Illustrated Comparative Materia Medica Pura, with Andre Saine, ND, Montreal, Que., Canada

2010 (30 hrs) Illustrated Comparative Materia Medica Pura, with Andre Saine, ND, Montreal, Que., Canada

2009 (6 hrs) Reviving Emotional & Cognitive Health, Phoenix, AZ

2009 (33.5 hrs) Restorative Medicine Conference, Sedona, AZ

2008 (28 hrs) Convention of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Phoenix, AZ

2008 (2.75 hrs) Emedicine Continuing Medical Education

2007 (22 hrs) Resolving Cases with Lesser-Known Remedies, with Andre Saine, ND, Chicago, IL

2006 (20 hrs) Naturopathic Gathering, Portland, OR 

2005 (3 hrs) Naturopathic Medical Student Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ

2005 (30 hrs) American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Convention, Phoenix, AZ

Publications:

It's Really Got a Hold on Me: Two Curious Cases of Kali Bromatum. Peyman, Tara, ND. NDNR. 2014 March;Vol10(3). 

Something Wicked: Anacardium for Serious Mental Illness. Peyman, Tara, ND. NDNR. 2013 March;Vol9(3). 

How to Make or Break the Outcome of Borderline Personality Disorder. Peyman, Tara, ND. NDNR. 2012 March;Vol8(3).

Homeopathic Management of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Peyman, Tara, ND. NDNR. 2011 Apr; 7(4).  

Naturopathic Clinical Boards Practice Exams. Peyman, Tara, ND; Yarnell, Eric, ND; Piscopo, Gary, ND. Healing Mountain Publishing: East Wenatchee, WA, 2008-2011.

A Naturopathic Approach to Bipolar Disorder. Peyman, Tara, ND. Arizona Networking News. 2009 Oct/Nov; 28(5).

Beat Fatigue Naturally. Peyman, Tara, ND. Arizona Networking News. 2008 Feb/Mar; 27(1).

Quit Smoking Naturally. Peyman, Tara, ND. Arizona Networking News. 2008 Apr/May; 27(2).

Elected Positions:

2011-present: President, Homeopathic Medicine for Mental Health, Tempe, AZ

2006-2007: President, Naturopathic Society, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ 

2005 - 2006: Public Relations Representative, Naturopathic Society, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ 


Story of Hope & Healing

Dr. Tara Peyman shares her personal story of finding hope and healing with homeopathic treatment, which inspired her to become a naturopathic doctor to help others.

Sharing Hope: Dr. Peyman's Story