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Dr. Lina Augius graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She also finished a Masters in Public Health, with an emphasis on epidemiology and preventive medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and of the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine.
She has always been fascinated by the human condition and chose to study Psychiatry because it allowed her to work with individuals at this level. She uses the Bio-psycho-social model in her diagnostic evaluation and management. She values psycho-education and strives to provide both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options to optimize functioning. She emphasizes the importance of lifestyle factors and acknowledges the mind-body connection. She is an advocate for complementary therapies such as meditation, yoga and massage. She has presented on "Physician Wellness" and "Color and Emotion" at past American Psychiatric Association National meetings.
Dr. Augius has been working in student mental health for over four years. She recently joined the CSUN Counseling Service in March of 2013. She is passionate about education, prevention and inspiring young adults.
She is an avid traveler and art lover and brings this cultural sensitivity and open-mindedness to her work.