About Dr. Steven Fischer, PhD, CNC
I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a pharmacist and a homemaker. From an early age, I was fascinated with science and loved doing science experiments in my basement. I was told to curb my enthusiasm after nearly setting the house on fire with home- made flamethrowers and gun powder bombs. I studied Pre-Med in college majoring in Biology and Chemistry. I then spent 3 years doing graduate work in Psychopharmacology and Experimental Psychology before deciding I wanted to be a psychotherapist. I then spent 4 more years getting my M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology and Psychiatry.
“When your body and brain have access to personalized nutrients and exercise, you have entered the future of healing. No longer are we relying on one-size-fits-all medicine or diets. Personalized healthcare will revolutionize wellness and optimized health.“
I’ve always enjoyed teaching others and subsequently had numerous training positions throughout my career where I was able to teach and supervise medical and psychology students. Practicing psychotherapy is both a science and an art. It takes many years of training to become skillful, especially in the art form. To this end, I have undertaken many years of personal psychotherapy to better understand myself and those I work with. I have also attended countless seminars and continuing education programs to keep current on the science of psychology.
For the first half of my career, I focused exclusively on the psychological side of healing. Then, about 15 years ago, I experienced a re-awakening of my love of medicine and the physical side of healing. I began to study nutrition, alternative medicine, holistic healing and integrative psychology. I began to introduce nutrition into my practice and used a combination of psychotherapy, whole-food nutrition, and supplements to great acclaim. Those patients who chose the combination rather than therapy alone did much better. As a psychologist first and foremost, I encourage nutrition, but never push it on my patients.
As I experienced the power of mindfulness and meditation, I introduced that as an additional tool to reduce the extreme stress of modern living. When combined with some type of mindful movement, such as yoga or mindful walking—it is a powerful antidote to the toxic lifestyle most of us share for which I call “the hurry disease”. My latest endeavor is the study of molecular genetics and how we can change our health by altering our genetic expression through nutrition and changing our beliefs—truly the future of healing.
I am blessed with a wonderful family which includes my wife, 4 grown kids, 2 cats and a long driveway to plow. In my free time, I love to read, eat healthy food, cook healthy food, watch movies, exercise, do yoga, and sit motionless in a chair for long periods of time doing absolutely nothing.