Jeff Skolnick, MD, PhD, FAPA


Uniquely qualified…


In Psychiatry

  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Fellow, the American Psychiatric Association, 

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington

  • Thirty-year experienced psychiatrist in hospitals, community mental health centers and psychotherapy private practice.

In Brain Science

  • Former doctoral student in Neuropsychology, completing course work and doing brain research for 3 years,

  • Creator of the SatoriWest Method of brain evolution and BrainShifting skills


In Buddhism

  • Forty-year advanced, Zen Buddhist practitioner and teacher. 

  • Previously in track for ordination

In Wellness

  • Doctorate in Natural Health Science,

In Administration

  • Experienced Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer for five organizations

  • In Certified Physician Leadership (CPE) program

  • Undergraduate Director of Paraprofessional Counseling Services, University of South Florida (paraprofessional counselor, lecturer)​​


In Marketing

  • Author of three books (one published, two in editorial process), 

  • Media consultant (radio and TV) and public speaker 



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Tove Hoyer

The SatoriWest Method© was developed over the last four decades by Jeff Skolnick, MD. A visionary of innovative treatments for mental health and substance use disorders, Dr. Skolnick used his deep experience as a psychiatrist, brain researcher, and Zen meditation practitioner to bring together Eastern and Western methodologies to help people overcome hardships, depression, and crises and achieve the joy and wonder that is already built into our brains. Hence, the SatoriWest Method© was born. The method is currently being taught to patients at Cascade Behavioral Health, where it has proven to be remarkably effective. SatoriWest is now poised to bring this method to other hospitals and beyond to help anyone improve their mental health and live life to the fullest.