Stefani Reinold, MD, MPH is a board certified psychiatrist, perinatal mental health expert and eating disorders specialist. She is also the creator of the HEART™ method, a self-led therapy strategy; the author of the book, Let Your Heart Out; and podcast host of the show, It's Not About the Food, discussing all the reasons women struggle in their relationships with food and their bodies.
She graduated from Baylor University Honors College in 2008 with a major in Biology and concentrations in Chemistry and Medical Humanities. She attended medical school at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. She graduated from UTHSC's dual degree program, receiving both her doctorate of medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in four years. While in medical school, she spent significant time serving and volunteering for the San Antonio's homeless population and completed research on the medical needs of the Haven for Hope homeless shelter. She was involved in student government as Fundraising Chair of her class. And her other passion in medical school was in humanities, where she served as editor-in-chief of the literary arts magazine, Connective Tissue.
She completed her adult psychiatry residency at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she trained at the renown Five Trimesters Clinic. While at GWU, she concentrated her training on perinatal mental health or reproductive psychiatry. She presented on Binge Eating Disorders in Pregnancy, both at the national and international level. Her training in psychodynamic psychotherapy informs her therapeutic practice to date. She also borrows theories from acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Despite her accolades professionally, what has informed her psychiatric practice more than anything else has been her past eating disorder and personal experience with postpartum depression. Her mission is in helping moms to overcome their daily struggles so they can truly find the true desires of their hearts and live their most authentic lives.
She provides a variety of services out of her private practice in San Antonio, Texas.