Arvind Shah, MD

Dr. Arvind Shah is an experienced psychiatrist who began his fellowship in 1983 at the University of South Florida in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry unit. Before coming to Bloom, Dr. Shah practiced at the same private practice for over 30 years in CT specializing in Child and Adult Psychiatric Services. Dr. Shah is a wealth of knowledge that he takes pride in being able to provide seminars on various topics such as: “Step by Step Strategies for Recovery from Addiction”, and “The Psychology of Weight Loss”, and leading group sessions for persons ranging in ages 10 years to 21 years of age. Arvind has participated in the development of programs such as an intensive outpatient crisis intervention program which in turn has supported the prevention of hospitalizations of patients and the development of laugh therapy groups. Dr. Shah has worked with people in recovery and has put together suboxone groups to be held on early Saturday mornings to achieve a higher level of commitment from his patients to their recovery. 


Professional Background and Expertise

In March of 2023, Dr. Shah earned the Certificate of Excellence from patients in the Addiction Rehabilitation inpatient unit during his locum position at Connecticut Valley Hospital a psychiatric hospital in Middletown, CT. Arvind has a deep passion for his work and enjoys continuously learning the “secrets of the human mind.” 

Dr. Shah specifically works with patients who experience Addiction; ADD/ADHD; Adolescent/Child Issues; Alcoholism; Anxiety; Autism/Asperger's Syndrome; Bipolar Disorder; Career Counseling; Chronic Impulsivity; Depression; Coping Skills; Developmental Disorders; Dual Diagnosis; Family Conflict; LGBTQ+ Issues; Life Coaching; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Psychosis; Self-Esteem; Stress; Transgender; Trauma and PTSD. Dr. Arvind Shah leverages two main treatment approaches cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal treatments amongst many other variations of treatments. 

More About Arvind Shah, MD

Dr. Shah can practice with patients who speak Hindi and Gujarati.

In his free time, Arvind enjoys hiking outdoors, socializing with colleagues, friends, and family, traveling, and giving seminars. 



Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Getting There

The Annapolis, MD location of Bloom Health Centers is located at the intersection of Aris T. Allen Blvd and Chinquapin Round Rd in the Forest Office Park facility. Just a few minutes' drive after exiting Route 450, Bloom’s Annapolis location is easily accessible with ample parking, especially for those in Annapolis, Crownsville, Edgewater, Severna Park, the surrounding Anne Arundel County area, or towns across the Bay Bridge.

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