Dr. Montoya is a native New Yorker (Long Islander), who came to Georgia in the last few years to further her career in Psychiatry.
Dr. Montoya showed an early interest in the study of neurology and psychiatry at Brandeis University where she completed a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Dr. Montoya later continued her pursuit of medicine and psychiatry at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed a Master’s in Biomedical Science and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/medical degree. She then completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship through Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Larkin & Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Prior to joining Skyland Trail, Dr. Montoya worked at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health as lead Psychiatrist and Medical Director for approximately 3 years. While there, she further developed her expertise in the treatment of children and adolescents with significant trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, impulse control disorders, psychotic disorders, as well as comorbid substance abuse and learning and developmental deficits. She remains an adjunct faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine due to her prior work with medical students and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows at her prior employment. She remains devoted to furthering her clinical expertise in trauma and mood disorders and is currently participating in education at Emory Psychoanalytic Institute.
In her spare time, she is enjoying the best of the city of Atlanta with her partner, family, therapy, and personal dog of 13 years. She is a big advocate of the role of animal companionship and fitness in self-care and is eager to bring her knowledge and values to the Skyland Trail program.