My treatment approach starts with a 90-minute evaluation, looking at your current problems, as well as your development, personal strengths, psychology, social and work life, and important medical conditions. I clarify your challenges and symptoms, and gather all the relevant history. Then, we tailor a practical and individualized plan to meet your priorities for improvement.

For some patients, medications can be very helpful in treating symptoms and disorders, thereby enabling them to profit from counseling and function better in many areas. I prescribe with great care—and always explain how medications work, their expected benefits, and possible risks and side effects. After the first appointment, medication appointments are usually 25-30 minutes.

Many of my patients are referred by their current counselors or seek medication supervision only. Some wish to begin regular talk therapy in my practice, usually two or four times per month. Therapy can have great benefits, such as lower anxiety, improved mood, better relationships, and clearer self-understanding. I mainly use cognitive-behavioral and short-term therapy techniques, and I am happy to discuss this in more detail when we meet. Therapy sessions last one hour.

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Anxiety Disorders

    • Generalized Anxiety

    • Panic attacks

    • Social Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Trauma-related Disorders

  • Major Life Transitions

  • College Mental Health

  • Young Adult Development

  • Building Relationships

  • Marital Issues

  • Career and Retirement

  • Grief and Loss