Here’s how I can help:

  • Commonly treated conditions

    • Depression (including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Depression, Grief & Loss, Late-life depression, and Depression due to medical conditions)
    • Anxiety (including Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder)
    • Sleep problems
    • Anxiety and depression due to serious medical conditions (including Somatic Symptom Disorder)
    • Memory conditions (including Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia)
    • Bipolar disorder
  • Complete psychiatric evaluation / Initial visit

    • At your first visit, I conduct a thorough psychiatric assessment, a process that remains dynamic throughout our journey together. Embracing a holistic approach, I delve into the intricate connections between your inner world, interpersonal relationships, and physical health. By the end of this initial appointment, I’ve gained valuable insights into your unique self, laying the foundation for a personalized treatment plan.
    • This plan encompasses lifestyle recommendations, medical and lab tests, medications, and psychotherapy—a comprehensive strategy crafted specifically for you.
  • Medication management visits with psychotherapy and/or lifestyle coaching

    • At your follow-up appointments, I strive to enhance your well-being through a comprehensive approach that includes medicine management, education, psychotherapy, and resources for family and caregiver support.
    • A note on Controlled Substance Prescriptions- While non-addictive medications prove effective for most conditions, there are instances where the use of controlled substances can be beneficial. I conduct thorough screening for substance and alcohol use disorders, meticulously review prescription history, and, in certain cases, may require drug testing to ensure the safest and most effective care for you.
  • Medication Management Visits

    • `These sessions are designed to fine-tune the path towards achieving your goals.  We’ll focus on maximizing the safety and effectiveness of your medicine regimen, taking into account your unique needs and preferences.  I’ll ensure coordinated care with your other medical and mental health care providers.
  • Family Education and Support Sessions

    • At your request (and with your consent) I provide your loved ones and caregivers information they need to support you.  These sessions can occur in person, virtually, or by phone.
  • Cognitive Screening

      • I use validated tools to check for problems in brain functions, including memory, language, attention, and problem-solving.  
    • Pharmacogenomic testing

      • I test for genetic factors that impact your response to medicine to maximize the benefits of the medicine and lessen the chance of side effects.