Seleena Shrestha, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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    About me

    Dr. Seleena Shrestha has been a faculty member at Southern Illinois University since 2014.  She has experience in treating a wide range of psychiatric illnesses with special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder, trauma and related disorders, OCD, Psychotic Disorders and ADHD.  Not only is she intrigued by the biological and epigenetic basis of Psychiatry, but she also believes in the importance of integrating Psychotherapeutic approaches, like CBT, into medication management sessions.  Dr. Shrestha has worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient, outpatient, including Mental Health Centers, treating patients of all age groups.  She is dedicated to serving the rural community and believes that Mental Health services should be readily accessible to them.  She is interested in the use of modern approaches like video based telepsychiatry.



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    Education & training

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
    Child Division Chief
    Board Certifications
    Medical School
    College of Medical Sciences Bharatpur, Chitwan, Nepal
    SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL - Adult Psychiatry
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Clinical locations


    SIU Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    319 E Madison St Springfield, IL 62702 2nd Floor
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center, Springfield IL
    • Memorial Health, Springfield IL


    Research Interests
    Anxiety Disorder, Community Psychiatry, Psychodynamic Psychiatry, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy