I am a board certified psychiatrist in the full time office practice of psychotherapy. While I can and do prescribe medications, my major interest and success is in the area of insight oriented psychotherapy. Therefore all medication evaluation and management is always integrated into an ongoing psychotherapy. My approach is collaborative, and I tend to work with individuals and couples who are well educated, employed, and invested in understanding and modifying symptoms that are a source of significant emotional or interpersonal distress.
Because of the collaborative nature of the treatment process, patient engagement is high, and I tend to be an active participant in the treatment process. Important issues, patterns, and problems (including problems in the treatment) are actively identified and resolved as the major goal of the treatment process. I am also available to do diagnostic and consultative work in cases where there have been treatment failures, or a lack of momentum and progress toward treatment goals and the resolution of problems and symptoms.
I am no longer a participating provider with any health insurance networks because of the medication-oriented bias health plans endorse. I see all of my clients for one hour sessions each time we meet, which is the model most consistent with the challenging but rewarding process of using exploratory techniques in the service of making meaningful changes. If medication is felt to be a helpful adjunct to this work, it is integrated into the treatment relationship.