Christopher La Riche, MD

Staff Psychiatrist
Medication Management

Education and training

  • Ponce Health Sciences University Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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Christopher La Riche, MD

Dr. Christopher La Riche’s humanistic, person-centered approach to working with patients started with a literature degree from Yale University and an applied linguistics Masters from Columbia University. He is a fluent speaker of six languages (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and French) which allows him to care for patients in their preferred language. After earning his MD with clinical distinction from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, he did his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Miami. He then completed a two-year psychotherapy fellowship at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute where he was recognized with the institute’s psychotherapy award each year.

Dr. La Riche is double-board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and specializes in diagnosing/treating psychiatric and addictive disorders, including bipolar spectrum disorders and depression, addictions (and co-occurring disorders), anxiety and the effects of early-life trauma on adult experience. His publications include a book chapter in the Neurobiology of Mood Disorders He is an impassioned advocate for the humane treatment of people with addictions and mental-health disorders and has lectured in Brazil, Paraguay, Portugal and across the United States on a range of topics including the science of depression to the importance of psychological freedom. At Talkiatry, he offers appointments for medication management with focused therapy in 30-minute sessions and when needed may suggest inviting a therapist to join the team to ensure comprehensive support and guidance.

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