Traditional and Specialty Psychiatric Care
In addition to traditional psychiatric services, I offer focused treatment for:
individuals with a history of trauma
patients who were diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and are interested in a second opinion
athletes at all levels of performance from professional cyclists, yogis, climbers, to the twice a week jogger
those planning to become or who are pregnant
I offer psychiatric services to children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a wide variety of mental health challenges in the mild to moderate range.
trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe reactions to stress
attention deficit disorders (ADHD, formerly ADD)
affective disorders (Bipolar Disorders, Cyclothymia)
substance use disorders (alcohol, benzodiazepines, tobacco, harm reduction)
managing anxiety and panic disorders without benzodiazepines*
* Due to the abundant evidence that benzodiazepines (Xanax, Klonipin, Ativan, Valium, and others) can worsen depression and anxiety; disrupt sleep architecture; interfere with learning and memory consolidation; interfere with recovery from trauma; and place patients at a higher risk for abuse and dependency; they are not a treatment I offer. I do not prescribe these medications to manage symptoms but regularly work with patients to find effective alternatives and then slowly, gently, reduce and discontinue benzodiazepines and controlled sedative medications.