Dr. Ladd is a psychiatrist who sees individuals across the spectrum of life but focuses on children and adolescents. In his work he teaches psychiatry residents from the new Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) psychiatry residency program, where they work with children and adolescents. Dr. Ladd sees patients of all ages and mental- health challenges with particular interest in first- episode psychosis/ mania, autism, intellectual disability, and PTSD. He is trained in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. Ladd is dually board certified in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, attended medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency and fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, and cooking.