Dr. Delduca is a Board Certified psychiatrist with an Integrative Medicine approach. She graduated from Michigan State University and University of Arizona College of Medicine, then completed a residency in Psychiatry at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. After moving to Flagstaff in 1993, she worked in community mental health, treating children and families, as well as adults with serious mental illness and addictions. Her private practice was established in 1995, where she has specialized in the treatment of children, teens, and young adults. Seeing patients across the developmental spectrum has allowed her the perspective of observing how symptoms emerge and change with each stage of growth. She also understands the ways in which trauma, adverse life experiences, and dysfunctional relationships can lead to symptoms of mental illness. Her personal journey to find health and wholeness lead her to study Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine and spirituality which has many applications today. Ayurveda, “the science of life” incorporates meditation and yoga, as well as herbs and food as medicine.
Besides this spiritual expression of healing, Dr. Delduca embraces the best that modern medicine and neuroscience have to offer, staying abreast of cutting-edge research and training in Functional Medicine. Both Functional Medicine and Ayurveda look “upstream” to find root causes of physiologic problems, be they hormonal, nutritional, or metabolic. Both approaches understand the digestive and immune systems to be critical in regulating brain health. Not surprisingly, neuroscience research has begun to explore both the “gut-brain connection” and the role of inflammation in mental illness. Dr. Delduca is truly grateful to be a part of the Sanctuary team, and excited to offer this powerful blend of ancient wisdom and modern science to aid the healing of her patients.