As a board certified psychiatrist, board certified addiction medicine specialist and couples and relationship therapist, Dr. Reef is skilled in the art and science of human behavior. By utilizing different treatment options including: medications, labs, neuropsych testing, therapy, spirituality and nutritional assessment, Dr.Reef assists individuals in leading happier, healthier and more functional lives. Dr. Reef is well trained in western medicine and eastern medical practice (breathing, visualization, meditation practice (India, Peru, Indian Reservations)) and he employs different techniques to diminish anxiety and stabilize mood states.
Additionally, Dr. Reef is a primary research investigator, teacher and clinician at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the medical director of The Control Center for Addictions in Beverly Hills, an outpatient treatment center specializing in chemical dependency and behavioral addictions (sex, gambling, shopping, food) as well as dating & relationship therapy.
Dr. Reef also utilizes the media as a form of community outreach by hosting, consulting and being interviewed as a recurring guest expert for television, film and radio. He has been interviewed on Oprah, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, CNN Headline News, O’Reilly Factor, Chelsea Lately and many other programs.