Olde Towne Sandyport Unit #207 Nassau

Welcome to Renascence Institute International, Ltd.

About Us

Dr. David F. Allen, MD, MPH

Dr. David Allen, leading psychiatrist, is building a platform at Rejuvenate Bahamas, implementing therapy programs rooted in, Contemplative Discovery Pathway Theory, an alternative to cognitive-behavioral theory that motivates clients beyond recovery to a stage of discovery, which focuses on universal ethical principles involving justice, equality, and respect for all humanity.

With over 30 years of experience, David and the team strive to make recovery more manageable and life changing for all clients.


David, MD, MPH, graduated from St. Andrews medical school in Scotland and Psychiatry and Public health at Harvard Medical School. David has experiences and received awards for drug rehabilitation, namely for success in the cocaine era.

Dr. Allen has established cocaine treatment centers in the Bahamas and Washington, D.C., and is a recognized expert in all types of addictions and their causes.

Professional Achievements
Dr. Allen has published widely in the areas of addiction, spirituality and psychiatry, including mental health evaluation (1976), the cocaine crisis (1985) and cocaine: the broken promise (1988). 

Dr. Allen has authored the landmark trilogy of books that include in search of the heart (1993); shattering the gods within (1997) and contemplation: intimacy in a distant world. Presently, Dr. Allen has an international private practice in psychiatry in Nassau, Bahamas.

Therapist Qualifications

 Graduate Diploma in Psychiatry
 Graduate Diploma in Public Health
 Taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown University
 1984 Bennett Commonwealth Prize
 Registered Physiotherapy Acupuncturist

A Distinguished Team

Renascence Institute International, Ltd. was founded by Dr. David Allen, Distinguished Life Fellow - American Psychiatric Association and is his private practice.  We offer full mental wellness services to help our clients meet their fullest physical, intellectual and spiritual potential.

  • Marie Allen Carroll, PhD
  • Kirk Christie, BSc, MBBS, DM
  • Eugenia Combie, MD, DM, MSc, MBA
  • Flavia d'Alessandro, MSc
  • John Dillett, MBBS, DM, MSc
  • Kavita Garikaparthi, MA, MEd
  • Grace Plank, MA, CCC
  • Margaret Smith, MA, LPC, LMFT

Marie Allen


  • Open Monday to Saturday by appointment
  • Individual, Couples, Family & Group Psychotherapy
  • Treatment for Recovery from Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Gambling, Other Addictions, Trauma, Loss & Grief.  
  • Forensic Psychiatric Services
  • Professional Psychiatric Certifications
  • Hospital Privileges
  • Institutional Psychiatric Coordination