Dr. Wright is both a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventative Medicine–Addiction Medicine subspecialty. He completed college, medical school, and residency at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Wright graduated Magna cum laude as an undergraduate at UCI. He received additional recognition for graduating with Honors from the school of Biological Sciences, was invited to join the national honors society Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from the Campuswide Honors Program at UCI.
During medical school and residency at UCI, he received extensive training on treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders utilizing both medication management and psychotherapy. Dr. Wright worked extensively at the Long Beach VA treating veterans for post traumatic stress disorder. He successfully mastered the skill of using cognitive behavioral therapy to improve the quality of life of veterans after returning home from overseas. During his final year of his residency, Dr. Wright elected to spend a significant portion of his year working at a substance abuse treatment facility in Orange County in order to gain specialized training in the field of chemical dependency. This experience allowed him to treat psychiatric patients who have a comorbid substance abuse diagnosis. This passion for Addiction Medicine led him to pursue a secondary board certification in that specialized field.
Other areas of expertise include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depression (including major depressive disorder)
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic attacks/Panic disorder
- Acute stress disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
- Treatment of Stuttering
- Tourette’s Disorder
- Tic Disorders
- Managing Autism in adulthood
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy