Welcome to Child and Family Psychiatry. I am glad you have taken the first step to feeling better and are looking into psychiatrist for you or your child. I use best practices in medication management and psychotherapy to treat children, adolescents, and adults. I provide treatment through a careful understanding of the families, communities, and the systems that shape our lives. Cultural sensitivity and empathic listening are cornerstones of my work, and I work collaboratively with you to understand your priorities, values, and treatment goals.
Esther Rollhaus, M.D.
I begin with a thorough evaluation where I get to know who you are and what has brought you to treatment. I assess the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to your current symptoms and difficulties. Then, together, we develop a treatment plan that may include medications or psychotherapy, or both. Our treatment recommendations are tailored to your specific needs and situation, and are highly respectful of personal preferences and values.
I provide supportive, attachment-based, dynamically informed psychotherapy and often work in partnership with outside psychotherapists to augment treatment with psychiatric medications.
In my work with children and adolescents, I believe that engaging the child, the family, and the school is important to provide integrated and holistic care. I help families understand their child’s difficulties and help children and adolescents improve their coping skills and ability to function in their environments. As with my adult patients, I use a developmentally-sensitive and collaborative approach.
I am also passionate about women's mental health and managing healthy pregnancies. I work with women who have mood and anxiety issues related to infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, monthly cycles, and menopause. I am with you to support you through these important lifecycle events, gently, with compassion, and with evidence-based, up-to-date best practices.