Meet the Staff at Erlanger Behavioral Health

Lalita Ramnaraine, MD

Medical Director of Adolescent Services

Dr. Lalita Ramnaraine joined Erlanger Behavioral Health in June 2019, following several years in outpatient practice. In addition to being a staff psychiatrist at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, she is also the Medical Director of Village Behavioral Health, a residential program for youths struggling with mental illness and/or substance use that is located in Louisville, TN (located near Knoxville).

Dr. Ramnaraine was born and raised in NYC. She completed her undergraduate training and first two years of medical school through the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education located on the CUNY campus in Manhattan, NY. She completed the remaining years of medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn NY, earning her Medical Degree (MD). Dr. Ramnaraine then migrated to Gainesville, FL, where she completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Florida. She practiced outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry in Florida, seeing patients as well as serving as the site supervisor for the Child Psychiatry fellows during their community mental health rotation at Meridian Behavioral Health Center, which allowed for experience with treating under-served populations; she also served as the supervising psychiatrist for the CAT team (community outreach program to help youths at risk of being removed from their homes and their families through medication management and intensive in home therapy).

Dr. Ramnaraine, is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD. She also has experience with treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. She uses a variety of treatment modalities including Interpersonal psychotherapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Parent Management Training, and psychopharmacology.

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