A native of North Carolina, Stacy Banks, MD received bachelor degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Biological Engineering from North Carolina State University, graduating as valedictorian. After briefly working for a biotechnology company and later helping rehabilitate individuals with disabilities, she decided to study medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She continued her medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she completed her internship year as well as psychiatry residency training.
Dr. Banks sees a diverse group of patients who are college age and older, representing a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations and sexual orientations. She has special interests in women’s mental health and sexual issues, relationship issues, mood disorders, and ADHD.
Her treatment philosophy embraces a holistic approach. She offers medication evaluation and management as well as individual and couples therapy. She employs an integrative style of psychotherapy, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness techniques to provide individualized treatment to each patient.
She enjoys traveling, trail running, and spending time with friends and family. She has worked as a volunteer in the Swiss Prison System, served as a medical outreach volunteer in Venezuela, and spent time in the Ecuadorian jungle working in reproductive health.