Dr. Olga Megwinoff, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Dr. Olga Megwinoff is a Board Certified Psychiatrist . She trained at NYU Medical Center in Psychiatry, and completed her Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Megwinoff is specially trained as a psychopharmacologist and psychotherapist to treat adults and adolescents for addiction, alcoholism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Along with being an expert in the psychopharmocolgical treatment of symptoms, Dr. Megwinoff is also a talented psychotherapist. Dr. Megwinoff takes a very conservative approach to the treatment of these disorders. Only after careful consideration does she suggest the use of medications. Dr. Megwinoff takes a "non-pathologizing" approach to psychiatry. Meaning that she sees her patients as complex people and emphasizes their strengths, rather than their symptoms and diagnoses. She takes a measured approach to avoid over-medication of her patients, especially the children she treats. Dr. Megwinoff draws on her training in Family Psychiatry to have an added specialty in treating family members (including children and spouses) of addicted persons.

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