Meet Kayse Budd, MD
Inspired Integrative Physician
Hi. I'm Kayse Budd--physician, artist, astrologer, writer, & yogi.
My greatest passions are health, art, nature, and EXPLORING!
I try to combine all of those things in my work...
My treatment approaches are 100% natural and holistic. Zero pharmaceuticals are prescribed, but I can advise about western medicine.
For the past few years I've been working in-person at the Chopra Center (founded by Deepak Chopra) in Carlsbad, CA as an Ayurvedically-inspired physician and intuitive astrologer on the general medical staff. The Center (sadly) closed in Dec 2019 (after 23 years in operation), so I am taking my holistic medicine, astrology & mentorship practice in an online direction (with teaching/writing/consulting on the side) for the next little bit of time. After several years being delightfully grounded, I'm ready for a little gypsy journey!! I speak Spanish pretty well and love surfing, so I'm focusing on Spanish-speaking surf spots! (¿Qual manera a las olas?) But, I hope to also visit Bali/Asia when the post-viral world returns to normal. I am temporarily based on an island off the coast of Georgia (where I'm from) until international travel is again possible. Follow my adventures and updates on Instagram: @mysticmandala.
My background includes college at Duke, med school at U Michigan, internship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle (Family Medicine), residency in Psychiatry at U of Arizona, board certification in Psychiatry, studying with healers all over the world, 5+ years of travel and nomadic lifestyle (working online and in spas across the western US & Hawaii), living at a yoga ashram in Virginia, & training in countless modalities (including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, sound healing, art therapy, dance therapy, astrology, energy medicine, shamanism, meditation, herbalism, yoga instruction, nutrition, Ayurveda, and more). I am a professional-level western astrologer, though I am quite knowledgeable about Vedic astrology, as well.
I 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 Tucson and had my own 5-room holistic healing center (community classes, private sessions, etc.) for 3 years in Tucson. Recently, I have been teaching 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 holistic 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 customized) 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>Menu" tab. Instruction/Apprenticeship is available from intro to professional level. Details under the "Services" tab.
Holistic medicine + psychology + astrology = a super potent combination that 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.
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: email@example.com