Psychiatric Assessment & Medication Management
Medication can be an important part of improving one's mental health. I often think of medication as making the ground you stand on more solid. Medication alone does not resolve most problems, but rather allows you to more fully receive benefit from other means of recovery, such as therapy, meditation, or exercise. If you have an existing therapist, I am happy to provide medication services alone.
My use of medications is evidence-based, with an emphasis on reducing risk and harm. I only prescribe medication when appropriate.
Intake appointments are one hour, ensuring time to understand your history and treatment goals. Follow-up appointments are shorter and frequency is tailored to your individual needs.
I provide therapy to some of my clients in conjunction with medication management. Therapy can be useful for improving coping skills in the short term, as well as exploring deeper sources of suffering. I work particularly with clients who are seeking to examine their relationship patterns, or are experiencing anxiety, anger, or life changes. I prioritize providing the best care to clients, which may include referring to other therapists who may have more expertise in addressing your particular concerns.
Therapy is usually done in hourlong sessions on a weekly basis. We can work together to ensure adequate treatment fits within your schedule.
Areas of Expertise
Food as Medicine
Food and gut health directly impact many mental health symptoms. I work with people to identify dietary changes that can help improve issues with depression, anxiety, and focus. I do not treat weight loss, nor specialize in eating disorders, but I am a strong advocate for the holistic benefits of proper nutrition.
Pregnancy & Postpartum
I provide care to people navigating the complexities of conception, pregnancy, and birth. This includes perinatal management of mental health issues, loss of pregnancy, and difficulties adjusting to parenthood.
Adolescent Mental Health
Adolescence can be a difficult time and is commonly when mental health problems first emerge. I treat clients ages 13 and up. I strive to be open and nonjudgemental, and prioritize finding solutions that make both teens and parents happy. I focus on supporting appropriate independence and responsibility in treatment.