Dr. Werchan is board-certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at El Paso and received her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before completing her general psychiatry residency training at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. She was Chief Resident and awarded the VA Outstanding Resident Award and the Van Dao Award.
Her training and experience includes the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic and obsessive-compulsive disorders, and psychotic disorders. She has special interests in cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, and substance abuse group therapy. Her current primary focus involves the assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders.
Dr. Werchan has experience in residential treatment program centers, inpatient psychiatric hospital care, outpatient psychiatry, and outpatient psychotherapy. She is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Werchan enjoys providing patients with care centered around their recovery goals, while also addressing underlying psychiatric needs.