Meet Our Doctors

Fareha N. Malik, M.D.

Dr. Fareha N. Malik is a cognizant interventional psychiatrist who ingrains mindfulness and conscientiousness into the practice of modern psychiatry. Her primary focus is helping patients who suffer from Treatment Resistant Depression (TDR)

Dr. Malik began researching and taking courses about medication-resistant depression,  anxiety, and OCD after watching her own family member’s struggles go on for many years. In effort to help her own family, she has become passionate about offering the same help to patients who struggle with medication-resistant psychiatric illnesses. In addition to providing empirically validated treatment, she is also certified to provide cutting edge treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)Spravato, and Ketamine Infusion.  
Dr. Malik is also passionate about Transgender and Non-binary Mental Health. She recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each patient, therefore tailoring the treatment to each patient’s needs.

Dr. Malik completed her internship at the Harvard Medical School South Shore Psychiatry Program. She then completed both a residency in psychiatry, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Toledo Medical School. She holds double-board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry.

Dr Malik completed a visiting fellowship and received her certification in TMS through Duke University in 2020. She completed her Ketamine training and certification in 2021 through Integrative Psychiatry Institute. She then received her certification for TMS Pulses through Clinical TMS Society and has had addition Ketamine training through American Society of Ketamine Physicians. 

Dr. Malik opened doors at Advanced Psychiatry of Elgin in 2012 and has been providing compassionate care to patients with psychiatric illness disorders for over 17 years. She is effective in treating her patients to make positive changes in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

Dr. Malik is a member of The American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Clinical TMS Society, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America. 

Nicholas Fisher, M.D.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist 

Dr. Nicholas Fisher specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Elgin, Illinois and the surrounding Northwestern Illinois communities. His evidence-based approach to medical practice places equal emphasis on both psychopharmacologic (medication management) and psychotherapeutic (therapy) treatments to improve the mental health of his patients. Dr. Fisher strives to provide comprehensive assessment and management that emphasizes a compassionate and personalized approach given the uniqueness of each patient and their needs.

Dr. Fisher completed his medical training at the Indiana University School of Medicine, obtaining both a Master of Science degree in Cellular and Integrative Physiology in 2012 and a Doctorate in Medicine in 2016. He completed his internship and general psychiatry residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019. He then obtained specialized training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through fellowship at the University of Michigan in 2021. Dr. Fisher holds board certification in general psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. During his training Dr. Fisher gained a wealth of knowledge and experience treating patients with childhood psychiatric and behavioral disorders including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar illness, sleep disturbances, family conflict, and oppositional behavior. He has been a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 2019. 

Academic Presentations and Publications

Grand Rounds Presentations

Steroid-Induced Psychosis in an Adolescent: A Case Report and Review
University of Michigan – October 2020

Virtual Reality in Youth with ASD: A Roll in Social Skills Training
University of Michigan – November 2019


Steroid-Induced Psychosis in an Adolescent: A Case Report and Review
Fisher, N., Kruse, K., Pierce, J. Steroid-Induced Psychosis in an Adolescent – A Case Report and Review. Dec. 2020.

Pub Status: In Progress.