Dr. Muhammad Munir, MD, DFAPA, is a psychiatrist with over 26 years of clinical experience in various settings, with both child psychiatry and adult. His approach shifts the focus from the corporatization of healthcare to basic professional, ethical and competent physician care. This greatly improves the dignity of a person who is struggling with emotional issues and seeking psychiatric care. A patient does better when they feel they’re being treated like a person and not as a number.
Dr. Munir is passionate about improving the mental well being of his community and fights the stigma of mental health on various fronts.
“I believe in a “back to basics” [approach], namely the therapeutic alliance between the physician and patients. The hallmark of this alliance is the emphatic process whereby the patient is not only enabled, but educated and encouraged, to take an active role in their psychiatric care and wellbeing. This facilitates the opportunity to achieve the highest possible level of functioning, the ultimate goal of psychiatric treatment.”
— Muhammad Munir
Dr. Munir graduated from King Edward Medical University Lahore Pakistan and completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry at Wayne State School of Medicine in Michigan. Then he furthered his education and training with a fellowship in Child and Family Psychiatry at Brown University Rhode Island. He is uniquely Board Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also Diplomate National Board of Physicians and surgeons.
Dr. Munir has over 26 years of clinical experience and has worked in various clinical settings including inpatient units, outpatient, residential facilities and ERs. As a child psychiatrist, he worked at school-based clinics, academic institutions and community mental health agencies. These years of extensive clinical experience enabled him to utilize various modalities of treatment for all age groups.
His area of clinical expertise is mood anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. He values the significance of relationships and family dynamics in his treatment plans. His grasp on early development enables him to provide comprehensive care to patients.
Dr. Munir has been a psychiatrist with Talkspace for over three years. He has also been a member of the Council of Experts, the Talkspace review board, for around two years.