I am board certified in child & adolescent as well as adult psychiatry. I posses a hopeful outlook, calm demeanor, and holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment. During a comprehensive evaluation, I consider a patient’s medical history, social factors, lifestyle, family situation, and mental health in developing the best course of treatment. Well regarded for my listening skills, patients feel heard and understood. I offer a combination of therapy and medication, digging into organic causes that might be impacting symptoms. When medication is indicated, I spend the time necessary to educate patients regarding all possible treatment options and their risks, benefits, and alternatives so the patient is actively involved in decision-making. Patients leave treatment with a greater sense of hope and clarity, able to better manage their symptoms and implement positive lifestyle changes.
I specialize in treating college age and young adults, helping them navigate challenges during difficult years of transition. When working with younger children, I ensure that there is time for a child to speak freely, and involve parents at the appropriate time. I help families to foster healthy relationships and productive communication patterns. To promote comprehensive care, I collaborate with other therapists and medical providers so everyone is working toward the same goal. In addition to a full range of cognitive behavior therapy and strength-based therapies, I offer medication management and a path toward healing. I guide patients toward the life they want to live, effectively coping with circumstances and living a more satisfying life.
I completed my fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, where I served as Chief Fellow. I trained at the University of New Mexico for general psychiatry. Throughout residency and fellowship I enjoyed teaching students and patients alike. I served the youth of New York State’s Office of Children & Family Services prior to joining Ross Center. I am an active member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where I stay up to date on the latest treatment protocols.