DR. JESSICA STANBRIDGE

Specialist Psychiatrist

About Dr Stanbridge

I am a qualified specialist psychiatrist based in Cape Town, South Africa. I see adults on an individual basis and am skilled in treating all psychiatric conditions. I have a special, but not sole, interest in women’s mental health and work in a holistic and integrated way.

My approach to psychiatric care starts with building an authentic and trusting relationship between myself and my patients. Whilst I often use evidence-based medication where deemed necessary, I acknowledge that the development of mental illness is multi-faceted and subsequently approach it in a multidisciplinary and complementary way. This includes medication, psychotherapy, nutrition, exercise, meditation, supplementation and other complementary medicines. I acknowledge the courage it takes to ask for help and respects my patient’s trust in me to be that helper.

My interest in mental health started at a young age with an ever listening ear for people’s difficulties, the reading of advice columns in magazines and the exploration of writings that gave me a deeper understanding of how the human mind works. This interest grew as my life experience and clinical experience did and I believe the field of psychiatry to be imperative to wellbeing as well as exciting in its ground-breaking research and the ongoing pursuit of understanding the brain.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from The University of Cape Town in 2008 and completed my internship and community service in Kwazulu-Natal and Cape Town. I attended Harvard University as a researcher from 2010 to 2011, completed my psychiatry specialist training at The University of Cape Town in 2018 and acquired my Master of Medicine in Psychiatry from The University of Cape Town in 2019. I moved into private practice in early 2019.

Conditions Treated

Management of Psychiatric Conditions

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Integrated Health

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LGBTQI +

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Women’s Mental Health

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