Psychiatrist & Functional Medicine, MD
Accepting new clients with a 2-3 week wait
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Depression and "brain fog"
- Functional Medicine
- Thyroid problems
- Digestive health problems
- Autoimmune problems relating to the brain
- Anxiety issues
- Existential challenges / crises
- Impulse control issues
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Weight management (losing weight)
- ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
Dr. Lilia Romero-Bosch is a psychiatrist in Barrington, RI, where she works to bring medicine and mental health care together. She is dedicated to the practice of Functional Medicine, utilizing blood work, genetic testing, and other medical testing to provide specialized care and help her clients become as healthy as possible.
Dr. Bosch was the first physician to bring Functional Psychiatry to Rhode Island. Functional Psychiatry, which melds aspects of Functional Medicine with Psychiatry, focuses on helping individuals find their healthiest self and not just improving current symptoms. Her Functional Psychiatry techniques help improve ADHD, Depression, Anxiety and other common psychiatric disorders, which are often not helped by medications alone. She also sees patients with digestive, thyroid, and autoimmune problems, all of which impact brain health. She works with children, teenagers, young adults, college students, and adults in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Bosch uses her collaborative and comprehensive Functional Medicine techniques alongside psychodynamic and supportive therapies to best help her clients reach their goals. She focuses on treating clients as an entire being, not just their diagnosis.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, stress
Depression and "brain fog" – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
ADD / ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Functional Medicine – Uses a combination of nutrition, genetics, and specialized gut health and hormone health testing to improve brain health
Digestive health problems
Autoimmune problems relating to the brain
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Impulse control issues – Including hair pulling, nail biting, skin picking
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) – Severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that can cause extreme mood shifts and disrupt your work or affect relationships.
Weight management (losing weight) – Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image
Dr. Bosch is not in-network with any insurances.
- Initial sessions: $550/session (90min)
- Continuing sessions: $350/session (60min) or $175/session (30min)
Therapist's note: Dr. Bosch can provide paperwork for reimbursement from insurance companies.
Message to clients
"Many of my patients tell me that they've been unwell for a long time but have been told they're fine. If you're not feeling well, trust your intuition; your body is telling you something. If you're interested in finding your true vitality and you're committed to putting the work into getting there, I'm here to listen and walk with you on that journey."
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good.
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2009 - present
ADAPT Telehealth Services, Psychiatrist on Staff, 2010 - 2012
Women and Infants Hospital Peripartum Women's Day Program, Attending Psychiatrist, 2008 - 2009
Psychological Centers, Inc., Attending Psychiatrist, Enhanced Outpatient Services program, 2006 – 2008
Institute of Functional Medicine, AFMCP trained, September, 2014
NIMH T32 research fellowship (at Brown University), Health Disparities research training, 2006 - 2008
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Residency, “Triple Board” Residency training Program: General Pediatrics, General Adult Psychiatry, & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2001 - 2006
University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ, New Jersey Medical School, MD, 1997 – 2001
Rutgers University, BA, 1993 - 1997