Anson Liu, MD

Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist located in Scottsdale, AZ



Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist

Anson Liu, MD completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Sydney, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Masters Degree in Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and his medical degree at the University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed both his General Psychiatry residency training and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Hospital. He trained with many world-renowned experts in psychiatry and psychotherapy including authors and contributors to the creation of the DSM-5 diagnoses at his training program. He trained with Dr. John Gunderson, the founder of the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder during his training. Sheppard Pratt Hospital is one of U.S. News and World Report ranked best psychiatric hospitals in the United States and a quaternary psychiatric hospital in the country, accepting patients nationwide.  As a result, he is an expert diagnostician as well as psychotherapist. He is also well published in the field of psychiatry as well as other medical fields, with over 10 publications in major medical journals as well as presentations in national scientific meetings in the fields of psychiatry, anesthesiology and gastroenterology. He had the honor of being nominated as the Chief Resident/Fellow of his training program for his outstanding clinical work as well as leadership in the program. He is board certified in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the United States. He is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and is certified to practice independently in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Ontario. 


Dr. Liu also has experience in forensics and medico-legal work. He assisted in independent psychiatric assessments in criminal cases while working at Springfield Hospital in Sykesville, Maryland, including not criminally responsible (NCR) cases as well as evaluations for malingering. He assisted and completed evaluations for civil cases, including accident benefit cases and disability claims for the University of Maryland Medical Center, Aspire Wellness Center as well as in his private practice. He was a consultant for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services performing pre-adjudication evaluations for comprehensive treatment plan recommendations for youth with legal charges. He completed evaluations for disability applications for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry Services, Flexible Assertive Community Treatment Team as well as First Step Early Psychosis Intervention Team. He received mentorship and training from board certified forensic psychiatrists as well as through PsycIME in Ontario, Canada.


He has an outpatient practice experience serving children, adolescents and adults in the United States and Canada since 2016, treating Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Psychotic Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Personality Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He has special expertise in treating Personality Disorders, PTSD and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder with medication and psychotherapy treatment. He is trained to provide Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Family Therapy, Couples Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. 


He was the medical director for a community health clinic in Maryland and the founder and CEO of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services of Maryland, a boutique private practice in Maryland. Since relocating to Canada, he has experience as the lead psychiatrist for the First Step Early Psychosis Intervention Team as well as staff psychiatrist for the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) team, Children Services team and Acute Adult Services team at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) at Waterloo Wellington. He created and implemented a new pathway for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder for faster diagnosis and referral or initiation of treatment and services in the Wellington Waterloo Region. He is a speaker and consultant in the region for various topics for hospitals, health systems and pharmaceutical companies. He is also currently an executive coach for executives and physicians, helping them make changes in mindset and behaviors to optimize performance and quality of life.

Previous to his career in medicine, he has had years of experience in the business and corporate world. He was a general manager for a nightclub, a sales and marketing manager for a luxury hotel chain and a senior sales consultant for the pharmaceutical industry.


His curriculum vitae is available upon request.


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