Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Children need to be treated with careful consideration of their developmental, family, and school contexts. I work collaboratively with parents to create plans that are doable and allow their children to succeed.
After evaluation, we may decide that medication is an important part of your treatment. I listen carefully to understand your expectations and concerns about medication and work with you to find the optimal treatment for you. We continue to see each other throughout treatment to check in on how the medication is working for you and make adjustments as necessary.
Consultations and Second Opinions
In some situations, it can be helpful to get a second opinion to feel confident in the assessment and treatment plan.
Even if you do not want ongoing treatment, it can be beneficial to get a psychiatric assessment to get a sense of diagnosis and future treatment options.
Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry
Women need targeted care throughout their lifespans. Mood and anxiety disorders can be associated with fluctuations in hormones related to menstruation, pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and menopause. I work with women to develop a multifaceted treatment plan to optimize mental health before, during, and after pregnancy. I also work with families who are experiencing infertility and pregnancy loss.
Psychotherapy is an important part of psychiatric treatment. I collaborate with outside psychotherapists, and I see some patients for therapy in addition to medication management.
I am familiar with psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment-based psychotherapy, family systems therapy, behavioral treatments, parent management training, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy. At your evaluation, we will discuss how psychotherapy fits into your treatment plan.
We work with families to improve communication and allow for more harmonious and effective interactions. All work with children and adolescents requires thoughtful involvement of the family to support the child's developmental and mental health. We work with your family to get a better understanding of your child's needs and how to best support him or her.