Dr. Arwen Podesta is board certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, holistic & integrative medicine, and forensic psychiatry. She applies all of her training and knowledge to create a multi-disciplinary, evidence-based practice. In addition to her boutique private practice, which provides nutritional counseling, massage therapy, psychotherapy, and acupuncture, she is medical director of ACER addiction centers in Louisiana. She also works closely with judges and specialty courts, mostly in Louisiana but also in other states. She became the president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2017.
Dr. Podesta continues to teach and pursue academics, is Tulane Clinical Faculty, teaches at the NOPD Academy, and consults with several other organizations and institutions. She is a well renowned speaker and travels to teach and speak on the subjects of addiction medicine, forensic psychiatry, and integrative psychiatry.