Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
Dr. Erica Burger, DO MPH
Telemedicine + In-person
Heart-centered and Holistic Care
Licensed in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Helping people with anxiety, depression, and trauma change unhelpful patterns, heal past wounds, and live happier lives, using effective and cutting edge healing approaches.
On the outside, patients here often feel that it looks like they are succeeding.
It feels like a big lie.
Despite being smart, driven, and caring, life is not easy.
They might have achieved big accomplishments such as becoming a mother, working as a health care professional, or having success in athletics.
There is often a feeling that "I shouldn't feel like this" or "I should be grateful".
It gets exhausting trying to balance all the parts of your life.
It's also exhausting to ignore your emotional needs until they become too overwhelming - and you're faced with no choice but to tend to them.
You deserve to feel better and at peace in your mind as well as in your body.
If you want to work towards improving how you feel, we would love to help you get there.
A multi-dimensional, whole-body healing approach.
We honor and listen for what is most important to you. We cultivate solutions to get you the results you are looking for.
Post-partum depression and anxiety
Anxiety and mood issues during pregnancy
Perimenopause Mood and Anxiety
Meet Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hi, my name is Dr. Erica Burger and I'm an integrative psychiatrist. Even before medical school, I knew that I wanted to help people through a holistic lens and through integrative medicine.
I have specialized expertise in holistic psychiatry, offering both traditional and ancient approaches to improving mental health. I love helping people reclaim their peace and feel more balanced so they can live the life they want to be living.
Erica Burger DO, MPH
Certified in ketamine assisted therapy through Phil Wolfson, MD at The Ketamine Training Center
Residency in Psychiatry at Hennepin Healthcare and Health Partners
Certified in integrative psychiatry through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute
Additional training in nutritional psychiatry and herbalism
Compassionate Care Award voted on by peers in 2018, 2019
Certified in sports psychiatry through the International Society for Sports Psychiatry
Expertise in medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, insomnia, and ADHD if appropriate and preferred. We have specialized expertise in women's mental health during pregnancy and post-partum.
Listening to your story and helping you navigate through life's challenges in a trusted relationship, using your values and symptoms as a guide for the best therapy approach.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
An often effective and solution focused treatment for PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression). ART is frequently the first option since it is such an effective modality. More about ART here.
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Ketamine, when combined with therapy and lifestyle changes, serves as a catalyst for meaningful change in quality of life. More about KAP here.
Advanced Lab Assessment and Recommendations
Assessing for underlying nutritional deficiencies, metabolic issues, or medical causes of your symptoms with advanced speciality lab testing and guiding treatment based on results.
Optimization of Supplements and Botanical Support
Thoughtful and up-to-date knowledge and optimization of supplement and herbal options for mental health.
Psychedelic Experience Integration
We help you process past psychedelic experiences into your daily life in ways that provide you with a greater sense of meaning, clarity, and self-awareness. While we do not provide, condone, or support the use of illegal substances, our integration services offer a safe space to prepare for and process non-ordinary states.
Optimizing brain health through high yield nutritional and gut-brain focused approaches. We teach you approachable ways to increase brain nutrient dense foods for mood, energy, anxiety, focus, and thinking.
How we approach psychiatry differently
Traditional Healing Model
Treating surface symptoms
There is no time
Doctor is the expert
Passive recipient of treatment that leads to disempowerment
Doesn't adequately help and address chronic health issues
No choice in provider
Siloed care with lack of coordination and collaboration between providers
Driftless Integrative Psychiatry Healing Model
Addresses root causes
There is time
Knowledge is shared and your doctor is a guide. You are the authority and in the driver's seat
Healing that catalyzes transformation and encourages listening to your inner wisdom
Personalized and individualized care
Coordination with other providers (alternative and conventional) is prioritized
We are not owned by a large corporation or company. Your care is truly personalized. We believe in providing very high quality care over seeing lots of people all in one day. You are a fellow human being - not a number.
Integrative means a "both/and" philosophy that is more fluid and flexible. Yes, medications might be helpful for you but we might consider and utilize other treatment options. We care about root causes and truly effective solutions, aligned with your goals and values.
We're proud to be the first clinic in Iowa to offer psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy with ketamine- a legal, effective, and profound catalyst for inner transformation. We are passionate about safely and thoughtfully expanding psychedelic assisted psychotherapy to those living in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota as the research continues to evolve.
Geographically Flexible, Rurally Located
Individuals across the states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (in tiny towns and big cities) are patients here at Driftless Integrative Psychiatry by video or in person. We are located in the heart of the Driftless Area, next to the Mississippi River. Our clinic is within a 3 hour drive of the Twin Cities, Madison, Iowa City, Waterloo, Rochester, Cedar Falls and within a 4 hour drive of Milwaukee and Des Moines.
Fiona, Patient at Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
I felt listened to for the first time as a patient. Thank you.
Matt, Patient at Driftless Integrative Psychiatry
I actually am feeling better and am so thankful I'm feeling better. Thank you for everything you have done for me!
Dr. Vanessa Baca DO, Psychiatrist
Dr. Burger is one of the most approachable physicians I have had the pleasure to work with. She truly listens and works with you to find a solution.
* All patient names have been changed. Patient photos shown are stock photos