I am a board-certified psychiatrist with over 10 years of experience in private practice. Although I specialize in psychopharmacology-the medication management of psychiatric disorders-I have a strong belief that it is important to treat the patient as a whole. I strive to spend extra time with each of my patients in order to get to know them well so that I can better understand the daily stressors that they face which may be contributing to their illness.
My initial consultations generally last from one and a half to two hours and my follow-up sessions generally last 45 minutes to an hour (much longer than most psychiatrists spend with their patients). I also make myself available by phone outside of office sessions. I also believe that it is important for a psychiatrist to work together with therapists and other mental healthcare providers involved in my patients' care so I take the time to contact them and speak with them on a regular basis about my patients' progress and current issues that they are facing.
I have a warm and empathic approach to the treatment of all of my patients and strive to achieve a collaborative relationship with each of them.
I have significant experience in the treatment of all psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders including OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD and social phobia.