Life is difficult for everyone and it’s not uncommon for someone to need support, guidance, and sometimes medication to navigate through life’s challenges at different points in time. I am interested in the treatment of the person as a whole. This includes having healthy, supportive persons in our life; getting enjoyment out of life/improving one’s quality of life, proper nutrition and exercise, as well as incorporating meditation and other complementary treatments that will enhance a person’s treatment. Developing a balanced life between work, family, friends and hobbies/other activities is also crucial.
The key to treating any medical illness, including mental health, largely involves lifestyle changes over the long term. There are also short-term needs that need to be met with the appropriate intensity level of interventions to meet the intensity level of acute symptoms. I work with my patients on both of these presenting circumstances.
I also enjoy working with people in individual psychotherapy that are curious about themselves, seek better understanding about themselves and that want to improve themselves.