I have years of experience working as a family physician and a psychiatrist. I understand that there are many important factors in assessing a patient's mental health status and use this information to make a more complete assessment. Specifically, as a psychiatrist, I understand that each person needs to have patient focused care and what might work for one patient will not work for the next patient. I look at each patient as an individual and make sure that they are receiving the best care. I monitor my patients closely to see how they are responding to treatment and assist them in improving their overall well-being.
Board-certified child & adolescent and adult psychiatry. Trained at Northwestern University, specialized at University of California-San Diego. When working with a patient, I implement a trauma-informed approach and consider the whole picture, appreciating the power of lifestyle changes and therapy (often encouraging techniques in mindfulness and CBT) and how it uniquely affects them. It is about finding the appropriate way to treat mental health issues and being able to understand each person's journey.
My primary focus are patient's ages 12- 112. Whether you are experiencing some anxiety, some issues adjusting to life, or full-blown hallucinations, there is help available. Together we can get you back on track.