Dr. Christa DeFries is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. She attended medical school in Dallas, TX at UT Southwestern Medical School, and completed Residency in Adult Psychiatry at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, TX. Dr. DeFries then worked with the homeless and formerly homeless population in New York City for one year before joining Talkiatry. This experience gave her more exposure to treating people with a history of trauma and substance addictions. She practices Adult Psychiatry and enjoys treating a variety of conditions. Dr. DeFries uses medication, psychotherapy methods, and lifestyle modifications together and recognizes that everyone benefits from a different mix of these three aspects of treatment.