Traditional and Specialty Psychiatric Care

In addition to traditional psychiatric services, I offer focused treatment for:

  • individuals with a history of trauma

  • treatment-resistant depression

  • 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.

  • depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), treatment-resistant depression (TRD)

  • 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.