Medications may be indicated when your symptoms are not responsive to other treatment modalities alone. Or medications may be a part of your overall wellness plan. I will work collaboratively with you to determine the best medication regimen to achieve your treatment goals while reducing side-effects.
Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy” is a powerful way to identify and change troubling thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I will listen to your story and work collaboratively with you to find new ways to not only cope but thrive.
Fundamental habits such as good sleep, nutrition and exercise help us be the best version of ourselves and are important ways to buffer against everyday stress. Let’s take the first steps together to realize your greatest personal and professional potential.
Nutritional supplementation has an important role in achieving optimal health. I can help you find the right supplement regimen and dose as well as check to make sure there are no expected harmful interactions between the medications and supplements you are taking.
Mindfulness based meditation and breathing techniques are evidenced-based methods to reduce stress. I will teach you how to use these tools to calm your mind and body.
Areas Of Focus
Anxiety is characterized by fear and worry. These are normal feelings that help to prepare our body to take action when faced with a perceived threat. However, when those fears and worries do not go away and begin to interfere with ones daily functioning it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. These disorders are among the most common in the general population.
Mood is the predominant attitude or emotion one experiences and can influence a person’s behavior and perception of the world. It is typical for people to experience a wide range of moods. Mood disorders are clinical conditions, such as depression and bipolar disorder, where the predominant emotional state lead to impaired interpersonal, social, and occupational functioning. Children and teens also experience mood disorders but they don’t always have the same symptoms as adults.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by a pattern of impaired attention and higher levels of impulsivity and hyperactivity than typically expected for ones developmental age. It is often diagnosed in childhood and lead to challenges at school, home and the community.
The onset or maintenance of a depressive episode can stem from difficulty coping with changes in one’s life circumstances. This can occur in various domains of life including relationship status, employment, physical health, birth of a child, or living situation. We can work together to better understand the positive and negative aspects of the new role, explore feelings about what is lost, and develop new skills and social support systems required in the new role.
This is an opportunity for me to hear more about your concerns and answer any questions about me or my practice approach. If it feels like a good fit for you, we can move forward and schedule an intake appointment.
Length: 15 minutes
Comprehensive Intake Appointment
We discuss the presenting concerns that brought you to care. I will learn about your symptoms and accompanying behaviors and their relation to your developmental, physical, genetic, environmental, social, cognitive, occupational and educational history. If needed, laboratory studies such as blood tests or special assessments (psychological, educational, speech and language evaluation) may be recommended. I may reach out to your outside providers (ex. therapist, primary care physician) for additional information and to coordinate care. The goal is to get an understanding of your life story from past to present. We will develop a treatment plan together to achieve harmony in mind, body and spirit. I make time to counsel you on options and answer questions. Depending on the complexity of your situation, we may need to complete the assessment over multiple sessions.
Length: 1.5 hours
Follow Up Appointment
After your initial intake, you will return for a follow-up visit to discuss the progress of your treatment and make changes if needed. Depending on the length of the appointment, we may incorporate psychotherapy and mind-body techniques if that is part of your treatment plan.
Length: 25 minutes
Length: 50 minutes