Dr. Shelly Riley, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 53

Dr. Riley
Telehealth services available

West Therapy Practice Pllc

2224 Walsh Tarlton Ln Ste 110 Austin, TX 78746

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(512) 291-6086

Dr. Shelly Riley, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Austin, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio medical school in 1999. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Riley to book an appointment.

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While attempting to schedule an appointment for my daughter I unfortunately had to interact with Dr. Riley's office manager. After Dr. Riley's office manager informed me that Dr. Riley primarily handled medication management and did not have any psychotherapy clients I asked the office manager if she'd be willing to provide the names of some of the therapists that Dr. Riley regularly worked with. First, Dr. Riley's office manager chastised me for suggesting that psychiatrists do psychotherapy, insisting they only prescribe medication--this of course is untrue. I accept that perhaps a majority of psychiatrists do medication management, but the idea that psychiatrists do not do talk therapy is ridiculous. Then in response to my reasonable request for a professional referral Dr. Riley's office manager informs me that she's beginning to get frustrated with me and oddly insists that she's not going to do the leg-work necessary to find a psychologist for my daughter. Repeatedly I attempt
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Dad – Aug 05, 2020
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would never entrust the care of my teen to Dr. Riley again. If she wasn't on meds, she certainly shouldve been. She didn't spend any time getting to know my child; barely spoke to her, was removed, didnt make eye contact, the whole session felt awkward and cold. She was a "throw medicine at the wall to see if it sticks" doctor and caused the 1 and only manic episode our daughter ever had based on her medicine choice
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May 13, 2019
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Dr. Riley is a fantastic doctor. I was seeing another psychiatrist in her office and it wasn’t the best fit. I was referred to her by her colleague and I have been so happy with our patient Dr. relationship. She listens she’s competent she is also very flexible and understanding. She is fabulous. Thank you Dr. Riley
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ASHLEY VANDENBERG in Kyle , TX – Oct 08, 2018
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Dr. Riley is thorough and competent. She listens and tries hard to offer a treatment plan that is best for the patient. Child psychiatry is not easy. We would be lost without her.
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Round Rock, TX – Apr 29, 2017
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Dr. Riley is a great doctor. She's very compassionate and I can tell that she really cares about her patients. I would almost describe her as maternal. She listens very carefully, and doesn't talk down to me. I've met a lot of different psychiatrists over the years, and she is the only one I've ever liked because she treats me as an equal.
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JMO in Austin, TX – Oct 25, 2016
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After a serious breakdown and working with a couple psychiatrists who did not listen at all, medications that did not work -- except to cause me to put on weight, I went looking for another doctor and found Dr. Riley. She listens and within a month, I felt so much better. She took into account my personal history, the struggles I'd had with other medications, and prescribed treatment that I thought highly appropriate considering the results. I'm very happy with her care.
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Austin, TX – Jun 09, 2016
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Dr. Shelly Riley, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Austin, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2000
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1999
Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
Medical School
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West Therapy Practice Pllc2224 Walsh Tarlton Ln Ste 110 Austin, TX 78746
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