Psychotherapy is one of the most rewarding parts of what I do. I feel privileged to support individuals in their journey towards a better quality of life, and I believe that the safety and intimacy of the therapeutic relationship can foster profound changes in a person’s well-being in a matter of months. Longer-term psychotherapy can lead to even deeper growth, such as the development of a more authentic sense of self and the accumulation of personal wisdom.
Medications are often, but not always, an essential part of an effective treatment plan for mental illness. Before prescribing medications, I believe that it is imperative to learn more about each patient and the particulars of his/her situation, and also to carefully weigh the risks, benefits, and alternatives. In my experience, the decision to start medication is best thought of as a conversation between doctor and patient that evolves over time.