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Family Psychiatry of Georgia
Namita Rajouria-Malla, MD, FAPA
Family Psychiatry of Georgia (FPGa) was established by Dr Namita Rajouria-Malla to provide personalized, high-quality care in Mental Health. She created a practice that she believes in and would choose for her own family members with an emphasis on the importance of family involvement.
Dr Rajouria-Malla grew up and completed her initial Medical training in Kathmandu, Nepal, a melting pot of cultural diversity.
She then moved to New York City where she completed medical/psychiatric training which included a 4 year Residency in General Psychiatry at St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. During her last 2 years in residency she received additional 2 years training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of Adults at NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. She then completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. During her training at Columbia University she received a Fellowship in Psychoanalysis from NYU Psychoanalytic Institute. She finally moved to GA with her husband and completed an additional Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Emory University.
Dr. Rajouria-Malla believes in psychoeducation being very important in mental health and compares the medical model of diabetes to the psychological model of depression where both disorders have similarities in that they respond well to behavior modification, medication management, family involvement and can have relapses after doing well. In both the medical model as well as the psychological model we must strive to get the best results including but not limited to being happy, independent and high functioning members of the society which are all possible.
Since beginning practicing in 2007, Dr Rajouria-Malla has worked in various settings including community service board (Highland Rivers), Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program (Peachford Hospital), residential program for children (Devereux Ga Treatment Network) as well as private practice (Cumberland Psychiatry Group). With her vast experience, she now wants to use her knowledge and experience to work individually with patients and their families. Being a mother of twins and married to a busy husband she understands the feeling of not having enough time in a day, yet the need and importance of slowing down to help oneself and our families. Her practice offers both psychiatry and a range of therapy options to best serve our patients across North Atlanta.
Dr Rajouria-Malla is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child-Adolescent as well as Addiction Psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Her experiences ranges from serving in a mission hospital in the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal to doing bench research in Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. Dr. Rajouria-Malla has several published articles in international peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Rajouria-Malla is active in community work. She was among a group of US-based Physicans to respond to the mega-earthquake in Nepal of April 2015. After raising funds for relief, she served probono as team advisor to the Disaster Psychiatry Outreach program. She spent 2 weeks conducting disaster support to students, teachers and parents in various schools in Nepal. She continues to work with NGOs affiliated with schools in Nepal to help children in need.
Dr Rajouria-Malla spends her free time with her family cooking, traveling and hiking. She is working on incorporating yoga and meditation as a family activity during the stay-at-home Covid-months.
She is a firm believer in meditation and aims to bring a holistic approach to patient care.