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Hi! I'm Dr. Nishi

Board certified psychiatrist and sleep specialist, helping busy professionals and high achievers optimize sleep and reduce stress in order to achieve their full potential at work and in life.

A Love of Learning

My love of learning took me halfway around the world and back again, from my family home in rainy Vancouver to the rolling hills of Ireland where I attended medical school.

Medical specialty training brought me to the US where I’ve lived in the middle of the country (Detroit, Chicago), on the east coast (Boston)…and now I’m connecting back to my west coast roots in scenic San Francisco.

Ever the book nerd, the first thing I would do in any city was get a library card and devour whatever books I could get my hands on (ironically, I was obsessed with Irish authors as a youngster…Oscar Wilde, Maeve Binchy…and then ended up living in Ireland!).

I love reading and hearing people’s stories and I’m fascinated by the mind-body connection, which drew me to the specialty of Psychiatry.

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Dr. Nishi Bhopal, board certified integrative psychiatrist and Harvard-trained sleep specialist

While studying Psychiatry, I saw how fundamental sleep is for mental wellbeing and peak performance, and I became even more fascinated by the mysteries of sleep science.

(Full disclosure – I barely made it to my morning classes on time in university and have been known to fall asleep in lectures once or twice…so studying sleep may have been a little self-serving on my part…)

During residency training, my stress levels skyrocketed. Doubt. Perfectionism. Anxiety. Exhaustion. Burnout was my constant companion.

My now husband introduced me to the power of kriya yoga (thank you hubby!) and a new world of exploration opened up. Stress began to melt away and I quickly realized that there was so much more to health and wellbeing than I was being taught in western medicine.

I’m a skeptic at heart. But from personal experience, I’ve seen that there is something to this holistic stuff.

Now, I’m passionate about that intersection and sharing the best tools from eastern and western medicine.

If you’re a high achiever, entrepreneur, or busy professional, I’ve got you.

Stress, burnout, self-doubt, and sleep issues do not have to be your constant companion.

You don’t have time to sift through the vast amount of information out there to optimize your sleep and performance.

How to Quiet Your Mind at Night Workbook from Intrabalance

Simple, Practical Tools

You’re busy seeing patients and keeping up with the demands of a busy practice…so you need simple, practical, and effective tools to help your patients sleep well without relying on potentially dangerous meds that could make things worse in the long run.

I’ve got loads of ways to help you support your patients (and maybe even yourself and your loved ones!) optimize sleep, using an integrative approach that combines the best of modern sleep medicine with evidence-based holistic practices.

Ready? Start here.

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Pacific Integrative Psychiatry

Pacific Integrative Psychiatry is a California-based private psychiatric practice. Dr. Nishi helps high performers sleep better, reduce stress, and find balance by uncovering the root causes of the symptoms that might be holding them back from achieving their full potential. We’re accepting new patients in California for one-on-one telemedicine consultations for Integrative Psychiatry, Sleep, and Functional Nutrition. We also offer clinical consultations for physicians and therapists.

Optimize Your Sleep Online Program from Intrabalance

Optimize Your Sleep

Holistic Sleep Reset

If you’re not in California, or looking for a self-guided option for your patients, check out Dr. Nishi’s online Holistic Sleep Reset program. This is an easy and effective program that coaches people through the fundamentals of sleep science, CBT-i strategies, nutrition, mindfulness practices, and more. Get lifetime access to the program and go at your own pace! Eligible for up to 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

Mind Practices from the Quiet Your Mind at Night Workbook by Intrabalance

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