Julie Ross Pittman, MD PhD

Meet Dr. Pittman

Dr. Julie Pittman is a Harvard-trained, private practice psychiatrist in Arlington, TX offering specialty outpatient psychiatric care, addiction medicine, and weight management to patients in the Dallas – Fort Worth area and throughout Texas. Board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Pittman has extensive expertise in treating a broad range of mental health and substance use disorders. She is the owner of Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery where she works closely with patients ages 18 and up to diagnose, treat, and manage the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric illnesses, addiction, relapse, medical detox, and additional conditions. As a diplomate with the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Dr. Pittman also guides patients in making healthy lifestyle changes based on proper nutrition, exercise, medication, and behavioral therapy. Her down-to-earth nature and authenticity are evident in her honest, grounded approach to care.

Education and Training

Dr. Pittman is a Texas native and was raised in the DFW area. After earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Pittman went on to complete a combined M.D.-Ph.D. dual-degree program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with a Ph.D. focused on the behavioral processes involved in drug addiction. She then attended a prestigious, rigorous residency training program at Harvard Medical School in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency training program in Boston where she served as chief resident of addiction in her final year. Following her training at Harvard, Dr. Pittman returned to Texas to complete a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Professional Appointments and Societies

Since completing her formal education and training, Dr. Pittman continues to hold numerous academic appointments as an associate professor and clinical assistant professor. She also serves as the medical director of Nexus Recovery Center in Dallas, TX, a large residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls. Dr. Pittman has contributed to a vast body of research, teaching, and clinical works throughout her education and professional career. She holds certifications in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member of the following organizations:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • Dallas Obesity Society

Additional Interests

Along with her knowledge and expertise in obesity medicine, Dr. Pittman has received training in BODYPUMP and is a certified Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor. She blends these skills with her advanced medical expertise to help patients who are dealing with weight struggles to lose weight and improve their nutrition, physical activity, and general wellness. Dr. Pittman gains inspiration from her own weight loss accomplishments to guide her patients to experience positive changes in their overall health and lives.


"Dr. Pittman is a great doctor. She actually listens, spends time with me, makes a real effort to understand what's up, and includes me in the decision making. She is truly interested in doing what is best for me, not just following some textbook decision tree. Would highly recommend Dr. Pittman for psychiatric, substance abuse/addiction, and obesity concerns."


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"Five stars! I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Pittman and staff are. They are efficient and truly care about you as an individual."


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"My daughter met with Laurie Smith this week and I was very impressed by her knowledge, patience, and technique. They were able to work us in to visit within a few days of me calling. Laurie took her time in getting to know my daughter and understanding as many facets of her mental health as possible. This group does not take insurance, however, Laurie was worth every penny spent. We look forward to future visits and care and I am optimistic about the future of my child's mental health."


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"Dr. Pittman is a real gem. She listens and actually hears what I have to say. Very knowledgeable and compassionate. I?m blessed to have her as my provider."


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"Laurie Smith is wonderful and has been a great influence in my life the past year. Truly made a huge difference in my health. 10/10. Thank you!!"


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