Daniel Hochman, MD

Daniel Hochman, MD
Daniel Hochman, MD, PLLC 4807 Spicewood Springs Rd Bldg 1, #1140 Austin, TX 78759

Daniel Hochman, MD

Treatment Philosophy:
Throughout Dr. Hochman's medical training, he became increasingly curious about what actually causes diseases to progress or continue. There is now very strong research and evidence that most causes of disease are poor lifestyle habits and behaviors. These, in turn, are often psychologically driven by who we are in very deep ways that are not amenable to conventional medical approaches of either medication or brief education.

With the medical training of a physician and the psychological expertise of a psychiatrist, Dr. Hochman is passionate about performing a truly unique and encompassing approach to symptoms that bridge existing gaps in medical care. His technique has proven to be effective for a range of conditions that patients have commonly been living with for many years.

Dr. Hochman grew up in Houston, Texas. He went to college at University of Texas (UT) in Austin where he received two degrees with Honors. While at UT he received the National Collegiate Natural Science Award, the Award of Distinction in the School of Geography, and the All-American Scholar Collegiate Award.

He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he received the Global Healthcare Scholarship to pursue his interest in indigent care in Latin America. He completed his residency in Denver at the University of Colorado. There he was chosen to serve as chief resident, and was awarded the Psychiatry Academic Achievement Award. He is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Hochman is now very happy to be back in Austin with his family and two rescue dogs. You can find him with his inflatable kayak in his trunk at all times, or on one of the many greenbelt trails. He is very interested in nutrition and exercise physiology, always trying to practice eating whole foods and optimize his exercise regimen.
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education University of Texas Austin

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Colorado Denver
Psychiatry Residency
Training Psychiatrist, Medical Detoxification and Substance Abuse
Texas Star Recovery

Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

Chief Resident
University of Colorado Outpatient Clinic

Inpatient Coverage
Center for Addiction Recovery and Rehabilitation (CeDAR)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Apprenticeship
University of Colorado Center for Integrative Medicine

Weight Management Group Chair
University of Colorado Wellness Center

Integrative Nutrition Treatment for Obesity Co-Director
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Telepsychiatry Clinic
Department of Veterans Affairs

Step Up to Recovery Group Co-Chair
University of Colorado Outpatient Psychiatry Service

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Residential Program
Department of Veterans Affairs
Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Texas State Medical License
Drug Enforcement Agency Registered
Licensed Buprenorphine Provider
Basic Life Support Certified
Office Staff Daniel Hochman, MD
Services Mood Disorders
Dr. Hochman specializes in comprehensive treatment of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder that have been poorly responsive to other trials of treatment. As a physician he can prescribe medication, but he also performs several types of therapy to best identify and heal the actual source of the symptoms. Most pitfalls in mental health treatment occur because of either a lack of trust in the provider, or the provider having a narrow set of skills that does not properly address the issue. Dr. Hochman will take the time to review your past treatment, and enjoys improving on previous setbacks or gaps to help you reach new heights.

Medical Diseases
While most medical illness is treated by a primary care doctor with a strictly "medical" approach, Dr. Hochman believes in providing a psychological and behavioral approach to medical diseases in cases where improvement is not being made with their doctor's routine treatment. He has sought out special training and expertise in several conditions, including overweight/obesity, insomnia, pain, headaches and smoking dependence. Treatment is tailored to your specific needs, and will address your mental health, nutrition, exercise, social and environmental factors, and other medical illness. True health is only attained when the mind and body are helping each other.

Substance Abuse
Substance abuse can be difficult for providers to treat because of the combination of biological addiction, psychological factors and distress driving the behavior, and the social and environmental triggers. Dr. Hochman has experience addressing these fully to achieve sobriety with or without medication. He also has a special certification to provide suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) for opiate dependence if needed. Treatment will involve careful integration into your new lifestyle. He will allow you to discover new ways to improve with more confidence.

Life issues
There are a range of life issues that respond very well to therapy, from lack of career fulfillment to marital discord, to aging related issues, anger and loss of purpose. Dr. Hochman is always curious to explore with patients their traits and characteristics, and how those might be involved in creating or continuing their distress. He does not try to change who you are, but rather how you are. His therapy style will expand your capacity to draw on your positive attributes, while challenging the unhealthy behaviors or negative feelings that are often well-intentioned efforts gone wrong.
Additional Services psychiatry, counseling, therapy, psychotherapy, holistic, wellness, weight loss, headache, sleep, pain, substance, alcohol, grief
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