Kayse Budd, MD
The Astro Muse
Holistic Medicine & Astrology
Integrative Psychiatry, Intuitive Astrology, Ayurvedic Evaluations, Astro Apprenticeship, Wellness Coaching, & Holistic Health Mentorship
Meet Kayse Budd, MD
Inspired Integrative Physician
Hi. I'm Kayse Budd--physician, artist, astrologer, writer, & yogi.
My greatest joys are art, health, nature, & EXPLORING!
I try to combine all of those things in my work!!
My particular passion (and what I feel to be my destiny) is helping others find their true soul path. I use astrology to see what each soul intended, intuition to refine the message in the (astrology) chart, and creative thinking to help people with ideas that can set (or support) them on course.
Along those lines, I primarily work as a mentor, coach, astrologer, and educator these days. But, I still do offer occasional Holistic Health/Ayurvedic & Integrative Psychiatry Consultations by request. My approaches are 100% natural and holistic. Fill out the paperwork under the Services tab if interested in a comprehensive healing plan crafted by me.
Recently (2017-2019), I worked at the Chopra Center (founded by Deepak Chopra) in Carlsbad, CA as an Ayurvedically-inspired physician and intuitive astrologer. The Center (sadly) closed in Dec 2019 after 23 years in operation, so I have taken my holistic medicine, astrology, & mentorship practice in an online direction. After several years being delightfully grounded, I had planned an international trip for 2020!! Due to covid, I ended up spending the year on an island off the coast of Georgia (where I'm from). I am heading back on my journey in April 2021. If you'd like a session while I'm traveling, I'll be working online from Costa Rica + Sayulita, Mexico. Me gusta surfear y hablar español. (I like to surf and speak Spanish.) I plan to return to SoCal again after my trip.
Follow my adventures on Instagram: @mysticmandala.
If you are curious about my background, it is pretty unique. I went to college at Duke University and med school at the University of Michigan (where I founded an art therapy program, served on the admissions committee, ran stress relief programs within the school and community, and graduated with honors). I took a break between med school and residency. During this time I lived at a yoga ashram, became a certified yoga instructor, and embarked on a quest to experience and absorb as many "alternative" approaches to healing as I could (sound healing, art therapy, dance therapy, energy medicine, astrology, shamanism, meditation, herbalism, Ayurveda, and tarot).
Eventually, I wound my way back to medicine and completed my internship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle (family medicine) and my residency in psychiatry at the University of Arizona. I passed the oral and written psychiatry boards after (residency) graduation and opened a holistic healing center in Tucson. I worked hard during that time but traveled often, motivated by a call to visit sacred sites and study with healers around the world (Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia). After leaving Tucson, I lived a digital nomad lifestyle for 5+ years (& loved it!!). While in Hawaii (2012-2014) during that nomadic period, I started a stand-alone astrology & tarot business to handle the esoteric side of my work. That was the start of an exciting new phase! I am a professional-level western astrologer, by the way, though I am knowledgeable about Vedic and Mayan systems, as well.
For a longer version of my story, see the "About Me" section of my blog.
I love teaching and was an adjunct faculty member at the U of Az Medical School for 8 years--teaching "Holistic Psychiatry" with Andrew Weil, MD's Program in Integrative Medicine. I also worked/taught at Canyon Ranch during my time in Tucson. In 2018-2019, I taught at UCSD for the Family Medicine and Psychiatry departments (classes in Integrative Psychiatry and Resiliency/Stress-Relief).
Due to my strong background in general integrative medicine and Ayurveda, as well as psychiatry, I provide health coaching regarding a variety of issues (headaches, digestion, auto-immune conditions, allergies, hormones, stress, mood, anxiety, weight, sleep, etc.). I also teach holistic health via mentorship. To join me as a student in one of my programs (I for professionals, II for general public, III for custom, & IV for spiritual) visit the "Services" tab.
If it's astrology that brought you here, I could explore that topic all day! And I do, sometimes! Session options are listed under the "Services>Session Options" tab. Instruction/Apprenticeship is available from intro to professional level. Details under the "Courses" tab.
Holistic medicine + psychology + astrology = a potent combination that definitely makes me unique. My work is a true expression of my soul.
Why Holistic Medicine?
Healing begins in the heart, but nature can generously support the evolution of an initial healing intention. Aligning with nature, we align with harmony. Healing, for me, includes compassionately accepting the self exactly as it is while simultaneously committing to transformation. We never know what Spirit has in store for us, so I believe surrender is an integral part of the healing process. True healing is deeply personal and comes through the wound itself. This means that each person's unique struggles become their best teacher. There is much to learn in the realm of mind, body, and spirit during any quest to attain or regain balance. My job is as a humble guide--lighting the path, suggesting a way.
I have many herbal, dietary, behavioral, and psychological tools to help people improve their moods (mild-moderate depression and mild bipolar disorder) naturally.
The gut is essential to mood, anxiety, and overall health. So many of our problems can be traced to poor diet, stress, and resultant poor digestion. Ayurveda is an ancient system founded in whole foods nutrition that is specifically matched to individuals' unique constitutions. Since working at the Chopra Center, digestion has become one of my specialities.
Is a sign that the adrenal glands and other hormone systems of the body are not functioning correctly... There is much I can do to help with this... using plants, diet, and supplements.
Accepting ourselves and choosing the make the absolute most of our lives, despite their challenges, is very important to health and happiness. Acceptance is a journey, and self-love and peace are natural byproducts of taking it...
I love helping women (at all stages of life) regain balance in their hormone systems (using 100% herbs and diet only--not bioidentical hormones). Endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, fertility, PMS, menopause, and more can be helped holistically. I also focus on aging gracefully/longevity medicine, skin care, mood, sleep, libido, and more ...
Stress & Anxiety
Stress & anxiety are two of my specialties. Feeling ungrounded and overwhelmed is really a sad way to go through life! I have many herbal, dietary, psychotherapeutic, spiritual, and astrological tools to help bring the body, mind, and spirit into a place of calm acceptance & balance.
Are no fun and usually indicate underlying imbalance. There are many holistic dietary, behavioral, & herbal approaches that help.
Dr. Budd is not only gifted at what she does, but she genuinely cares about the well being of her patients. Her non-traditional method of practice is what I think helped me most. Since I started seeing her I have learned a lot about myself and holistic medicine which has helped me find healthier solutions to any mental or physical pain I may be in. If it wasn't for her I may have never found inner peace or my spiritual side.
- J.B., patient from previous practice in Tucson, AZ and phone/online practice
Here I Am
Email is the best way to reach me, but you can listen to my voicemail at 808-635-9485 and leave a message if you'd like.
For online sessions: firstname.lastname@example.org