- Medication Management
I am a board certified psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy and medication management services for adults.
Psychiatrist in Los Angeles, CA
I am a member of the LGBTQ community myself and as such have insights into working with other individuals who might be facing similar issues. I am comfortable working with trans and non-binary individuals, and have assisted clients in the past who were seeking varying degrees of gender confirmation surgeries which required a letter of support from their therapist. I am also comfortable working with individuals in healthy non-monogamous relationships.
Throughout my career I have worked with individuals who have suffered varying degrees of life trauma. I use a combination of psychotherapy and medication management (based on the client's preference) to combat the persistent symptoms that interfere with their life as a result of their past trauma. Any trauma that is taking up unwanted mental space for a client and holding them from reaching their full potential is a great target for treatment.
Many if not most of the individuals who request my assistance are experiencing some degree of depression or dysphoria. I use a combination of psychotherapy and medication (based on the client's preference) to help an individual move beyond their depression. The goal is to help clients establish new ways of dealing with the stressors in their life in a way that allows them to feel in control and empowered to face their future.
I have been trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and tend to use these strategies with any of my clients who are interested in investigating patterns they may be inadvertently using that could be contributing to their distress.
I have training in DBT. While I do not offer full DBT therapy (which tends to involve multiple weekly sessions with classes and after-hours contact with your therapist) I use DBT strategies with any client who might find this type of intervention useful. These strategies can be used to focus on interpersonal relationships, a client's management of their emotional reactivity, helping a client tolerate distress, and/or working with a client on establishing a mindfulness practice.
I use my training in CBT with specific clients who I feel may benefit from this type of treatment, or for those who request it. CBT can be extremely effective for many issues including anxiety, insomnia, and depression. CBT is great for individuals who are comfortable with the idea of practicing strategies discussed in session on their own time, with a goal of changing thought and behavior patters to help them experience their life in a new and improved way.
My approach to therapy is integrative and I draw upon a variety of schools of thought. I believe in tailoring my approach to each client, using a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral strategies, to help clients ameliorate their distress.