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Dr. Shikha Verma

Director

Dr. Shikha Verma is a triple board-certified specialist in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. With extensive clinical experience, she adeptly manages a wide range of mental health disorders, including ADHD, substance use disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma, OCD, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disabilities.


Dr. Verma began her medical training with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Lady Hardinge Medical College at the University of Delhi in India. She completed her Psychiatry residency at Hennepin-Regions Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, followed by a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.


Prior to her current role at Evolve, Dr. Verma practiced psychiatry in various settings, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs at Rogers Behavioral Health in Wisconsin. Her passion for education is evident in her active involvement in teaching residents and fellows. She serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Illinois.


In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Verma was honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (DFAACAP) in 2023 and received a Faculty/Teaching award for the year 2018-2019 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She continues to advance her teaching interests through presentations and talks at various national, state, and organizational conferences and events.


Dr. Verma is also an active member of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Committee and the Intellectual Disability Subcommittee of the Autism and Intellectual Committee, convened by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.


Outside of her professional pursuits, Dr. Verma enjoys spending time with her family. She studies Kathak, a classical Indian dance form, through the I-Radha Foundation and delights in painting with oils and acrylics on canvas.

Dr. Shikha Verma

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