Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in San Diego, CA, and is involved in research to determine the safety and efficacy of treatment with natural substances. A native of Boston, she graduated from medical school in France, and after returning the US, did her internship in general surgery and residencies in neurosurgery and psychiatry. She has also done fellowships in neurology and psychopharmacology. She calls her current practice "Natural Alternative Psychiatry" and chiefly concentrates on transitioning patients away from prescription drugs and onto natural substances. She is also a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful and dynamic form of energy psychology that usually brings quicker results than traditional psychotherapy.