The Team at Podesta Wellness includes some of the best treatment providers in the Gulf Coast.

PSYCHOTHERAPY, integrative psychiatry, nutrition, AND ROBUST COLLABORATION

Podesta Wellness has become the epitome of the multidisciplinary collaborative model for whole health. Dr. Podesta and her team offer patients guidance, help and hope in dealing with such difficulties as:


Mood Symptoms

Attention deficit


Wellness optimization

Attention issues

Eating disorders

Addiction / Substance Issues

Major depression

Cognitive enhancement

Life changes

Anxiety / Panic

Family Support

Gut Health

Medication second opinion

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Multidisciplinary Collaborative Model

best treatment providers in the gulf coast


At Podesta Wellness, our therapists help you make the changes you need to feel better. Our therapists have expertise in addiction treatment, relationship difficulties, low mood, reactive emotions, trauma issues, life and coping skills, and anxiety. All of our therapists work closely with your doctor, and with your family when appropriate.



At Podesta Wellness, our psychiatrists listen. First, you will meet for a thorough evaluation, and with your input, decide on a treatment plan for best mental wellness. We may order laboratory work or other tests to get a deeper look at your health. With an emphasis on whole wellness, we treat using evidence-based therapies, which may include medications, nutritional
supplements, lifestyle and behavior modification, psychotherapy and more.



At Podesta Wellness, we take nutrition seriously. Balanced nutrition and good vitamin and mineral levels promote mental and physical wellness, and poor nutrition and deficiencies can cause or exacerbate symptoms. Our nutritionist is an expert in promoting whole wellness, and works closely with your primary care doctor, your therapist, your psychiatrist and your family.


Books, products and Services we recommend and offer
supplements through my Fullscript store.

What They Say About Us…

  • E
    Podesta Psychiatry is the most well rounded mental health care I have ever received. I am treated by my therapist, psychiatrist, nutritionist and massage therapist all in the same building, who can all work together to give me the best care plan possible.
  • J
    I came to Dr. Podesta after many many psychiatrists and she is far and away the best. Not only does she come highly qualified and with multiple top Doctor Of The Year awards, she more importantly focused on treating the whole me with the aim of creating a treatment plan that looked to incorporate my eating, studying, sleeping, and exercising habits as contributing factors. This experience is everything but the norm of blindly prescribing medication month after month and is really about treating you the person and all that that entails.
  • N
    After battling depression, anxiety and addiction for the majority of my life, I was finally given hope in July 2011; this was following my introduction to Dr. Podesta. Prior to being under her care, I had seen a multitude of doctors, specialists and/or therapists... all to no avail. These days, life is everything I could have ever dreamed and more. I'm considered successful by not only myself but through the eyes of friends and family members too. During these past five years, I've recommended Podesta Wellness to many, many people and I plan to continually do so. I feel I've been given another chance at living and so miraculously my mid-life journey has resulted in the best days of my life.
  • K
    Today, I am the best version of myself because four years ago I walked into Dr. Podesta's office scared to death and ready to change my life. She showed me the way.
  • D
    After several doctors who just prescribed and kept increasing the dose of meds, it was refreshing to go to a physician who looked at my son as a whole and started with a nutritional approach and then decreased and changed meds as needed. It is that holistic approach that has better served my son and has had an immeasurable difference in his state of mind and his ability to cope and function with life. My son has done very well under Dr. Podesta's care and she continues to monitor and assist him and our family. Dr. Podesta and her assistant Sarah are always caring and prompt in responding to our communications. They have been a calming, stablizing, supportive influence on our family especially during troubled times but best of all they have been there for all the times. I thank them for their dedication to their patients and their families.

“The true goal of medicine is to facilitate the innate healing of the body and mind… and thus support you to become whole, happy and free.”

Arwen Podesta, MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM

Dr. Podesta is a board certified adult psychiatrist with sub-specializations in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative & holistic medicine.


PASSIONATE Licensed and Certified Professionals

Tricia Brown


Extensive background treating addiction and providing therapy for people in recovery, as well as their families.

Jan W. Johnson


Specializes in integrative and functional medicine nutrition, an evidence based, patient-centered and systems approach.

Sarah Galos


Human Resource Management from Haworth College of Business. 10 years in the clinical field.