Dr. Britton Ashley Arey, MD, MBA, the founder and CEO of South Coast Psychiatry, is a UCLA and Cedars Sinai trained psychiatrist specializing in psychotherapy and medication management for adults.
Dr. Britton Arey is a USC educated, Cedars Sinai and UCLA trained psychiatrist, providing psychotherapy and medication management to adults in Orange County, California. From individuals with disabling symptoms requiring intensive therapy and/or medications, to successful individuals who want to explore their issues and reach their full potential, Dr. Arey has been trained in the latest in psychotherapeutic modalities to help people achieve their personal goals.
Dr. Arey has been driven to achieve the best from a young age: she was accepted into college at the age of 16 on a full academic scholarship to the University of Southern California, double majoring in biology and psychology, and studied philosophy at Cambridge University in England. At the age of 19, she was the youngest person ever accepted into medical school at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine, from which she graduated in 1999. Throughout her training, Dr. Arey has won numerous academic awards and accolades, including Phi Beta Kappa Honors, Golden Key National Honors, Phi Kappa Phi Honors, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors, the Outstanding Senior Golden Key National Honor Society/KPMG Peat Marwick Scholar's Award, and she was the single candidate chosen to represent USC, and recipient of the National Phi Kappa Phi Graduate/Professional School Scholarship.
Dr. Arey did her internship in psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, her residency in General Adult Psychiatry at UCLA, and is a graduate of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She was also the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award at UCLA. As UCLA is one of the leading academic and training programs in psychiatry, Dr. Arey has expertise in both psychotherapy and medication management across a wide range of mental health issues.
Dr. Arey earned an MBA from the University of California Irvine Health Care Executive MBA Program, graduated in the top 5% of her class, and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. With her knowledge of organizational dynamics and strategic management, Dr. Arey has a unique ability to help individuals overlay personal and professional goals in psychotherapy and executive coaching sessions.
Dr. Arey has published numerous articles, a book chapter, and given several presentations at the American Psychiatric Association annual meetings, as well as the UCLA Annual Review. She has also been interviewed by E! News as well as Lifescript.
Publications, Presentations and Interviews
Lifescript Hollywood Health Report : Expert discussion about "over- exposed young adults" interviewed by Mari Cartel, published October 1, 2012.
E! News , psychiatric expert interview; discussing Substance Abuse treatment at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, as well as the process of detox and rehab (aired August 9, 2010).
"Talking to Your Doctors About Mental Health Medications ," Britton Ashley Arey, MD and Kathleen Nickerson, PhD. Obesity Help Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008, pp 46-48.
"Exercise: It Does a Brain Good ," Britton Arey, MD and Kathleen Nickerson, PhD. Obesity Help Magazine, Mar/Apr 2008, pp 36-37.
"Other Medications in Schizophrenia," Britton Ashley Arey, MD and Stephen Marder, MD. Chapter 19 in The Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia Editors: Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D and Dilip V. Jeste, MD. Guilford Press, New York, 2008.
"7-point check-up: Defuse cardiovascular and psychiatric risks in schizophrenic outpatients," Britton Ashley Arey, MD and Stephen Marder, MD. Current Psychiatry . Vol 6. No. 1, Jan 2007.
"Medical risk in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia." John H. Newcomer. Britton Ashley Arey -- contributing author. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry . 2006;67 Suppl 9:25-30; discussion 36-42. Review.
"Electronic Communications with Patients," Britton Ashley Arey, MD. Presentations at APA: San Diego, California, May 2007; and APA Toronto, Canada, May 2006
"Quality Indicators in Psychiatry," Britton Ashley Arey, MD and Rodrigo Munoz, MD. Presentation at APA, Atlanta, Georgia, May, 2005; Presentation at IPS, San Diego, October, 2005.
Consultation & Speaking Engagements
Dr. Arey also works as a consultant and speaker for a number of pharmaceutical and educational companies. She spends time traveling across the country lecturing to other healthcare professionals on the use of medications to treat certain conditions as well as speaking on certain disease states to professional and public audiences. Dr. Arey is compensated for this work according to the guidelines of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) . Dr. Arey chooses the medications and companies for whom she speaks very carefully. She is only involved in educational and promotional activities for those medications which she believes are safe and effective, and which she uses routinely in her practice as first line agents based on her clinical experience and the weight of scientific data. If you have any questions about Dr. Arey's speaking or consulting activities, please feel free to ask Dr. Arey or her staff -- she would be happy to discuss them further with you and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Dr. Arey founded South Coast Psychiatry with the intention of bringing together the best and the brightest psychiatrists in Orange County to elevate the standard of psychiatric care in the community. By hiring highly-educated, extremely dedicated psychiatrists, Dr. Arey is continuing to build South Coast Psychiatry into an outpatient Center for Excellence, where patients are offered high quality, comprehensive, personalized, concierge-level care by doctors who are dedicated to improving the lives of their patients.
For more information about Dr. Britton Arey or any of our clinicians at South Coast Psychiatry, please contact us at 714-556-5004 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!