As a combination treatment psychiatrist, I use both medication and talk therapy (psychotherapy) to help people manage problems with mood, anxiety, behavior, and relationships. While I spent a lot of time in academic medicine, I recently decided to open my own practice where I specialize in offering combination therapy (medication and psychotherapy) to those with significant difficulties. I also help by prescribing medication for people who are already in talk-therapy with a psychologist or social worker (who don't have the ability to write prescriptions), and I work closely with a select group of local therapists. I enjoy my work because it allows me to really make a difference in the lives of others. I also get to watch amazing transformations happen in people with time and work. My practice is evidence-based, meaning I use the medical literature and latest studies extensively in my medical decision-making, and I have trained in and incorporate elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which gives me a broad range of knowledge and options with which to help get people better.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
||University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit, MI