Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Rachel Weir completed an adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Utah in 2006. After completion of her fellowship, she worked in private practice and in another adolescent residential treatment setting. She joined the University of Utah child psychiatry faculty in 2009. Currently she treats children, adolescents, and young adults at the Behavioral Health Clinic at the University of Utah.
Clinically, she holds an interest in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and treating patients who have experienced abuse or other traumatic events. She focuses on enhancing resiliency as a critical aspect of recovery. She also has an interest in refugee mental health and has volunteered as a consulting psychiatrist in a primary care clinic for Utah’s refugee population. She currently treats refugees at Utah Health and Human Rights, a non profit dedicated to the treatment of survivors of torture. She serves as a consultant for the state of Utah Department of Health, advising on the screening and treatment of mental health issues in refugees.
As a primary career focus, Dr. Weir is committed to increasing the accessibility of mental health services, and finding innovative ways to provide mental health treatment in primary care and other medical settings. She is involved in the development of GATE Utah, an online consultation system working towards improving primary care and psychiatry collaboration.