Allyson Wells, M.D.

Dr. Allyson Wells is a psychiatrist in Newport Beach, CA who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Wells provides treatment for a range of mental health disorders using a combination of medication, psychotherapy and alternative treatments.  She has a special interest in complementary and alternative forms of medicine including yoga, meditation, exercise and nutrition as well as an appreciation for the interplay between mental and physical health.

Dr. Wells obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society for liberal arts and sciences.  After graduation, Dr. Wells spent a year performing research in the field of rheumatology and participated in the publication of several research papers as well as presenting her findings at the International Compliment Workshop in Beijing, China.  She then received her Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  While at the University of Colorado, she participated in several additional research projects in the fields of immunology and psychiatry, was awarded the Ravin Family Merit Scholarship, held a position as the co-president for the Disability Dialogue Student Interest Group, participated in a mentoring program for children and families affected by sickle cell anemia, and was involved in Warren Village, a free clinic for single mothers and their children.  She also participated in a community based program “Off the Mat and into the World,” a non-profit organization dedicated to using yoga to foster community collaboration and initiate local and global service projects.

Dr. Wells completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Irvine and went on to complete her sub specialty fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry, also at the University of California, Irvine.  During her residency training, Dr. Wells was given the distinction of Outstanding Intern of the Year, awarded by the faculty.  She gave several presentations on alternative treatments for substance abuse and psychotic disorders as well as a grand rounds presentation on NMDA receptor encephalitis.  In addition to her work at the Premier Mind Institute, Dr. Wells works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Childnet Youth and Family Services in Long Beach as well as providing clinical coverage at Royale Therapeutic Residential Center in Santa Ana, CA.

When Dr. Wells is not practicing psychiatry at the Premier Mind Institute in Newport Beach, CA, she enjoys yoga, skiing, and traveling in her spare time