Alyson Nakamura, M.D.

  • Psychiatry

Biography

Alyson Nakamura, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Psychotherapy Clinic, Director of Psychotherapy Training, and Assistant Director of the UT Southwestern Resident Wellness and Counseling Center. She specializes primarily in adult psychiatry, resident wellness, and psychotherapy. 

Dr. Nakamura earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern, serving as Chief Resident, and received advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through a postgraduate program at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center. 

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Nakamura joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2005.

Her research interests include co-occurring mood and substance use disorders, as well as psychotherapy education. She is a member of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Arizona College of Medicine (1997-2001)
  • Internship - Parkland Health & Hospital System (2001-2002)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001-2005), Psychiatry
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (2017)
Honors & Awards
  • Magna cum laude 1997, Wellesley College
  • Chief Resident 2005, UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry
Books & Publications
Research
  • Dual Diagnosis - mood disorders and substance abuse