Dr. Sheila Furey M.D.

Dr. Sheila Furey M.D.

Program Director

Dr. Furey is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who has spent her career working with students and adults with learning challenges. She has spent over 20 years investigating learning challenges and interventions to provide success. She began studying neuroplasticity over 5 years ago and has been on a mission to bring the Arrowsmith program to the Richmond area since first reading The Woman Who Change Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith. In addition to her knowledge of the assessment and treatment of children and adults with learning challenges, she adds tremendous knowledge and skill in the area of nutritional support. The brain is part of a wonderfully complex system that thrives when given the proper nutrients.

She attended Creighton University School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, she continued her education at Boston University Hospitals completing her Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry Fellowship. She is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has worked in the Richmond area for approximately 20 years. She has extensive knowledge of learning disabilities and works with parents and schools in drafting education plans to meet each child’s needs. During this time, she has also gone beyond the use of traditional psychiatric medications and has broadened her therapeutic base with the use of supplements and dietary changes. Many of her patients choose to have allergy testing to see what role that is playing in their emotional and cognitive functioning. Dr. Furey is about opening doors and finding new pathways even if we have to build them.