Reasons to Call for an Appointment

Generalized unhappiness with home or work life

Relationship difficulties

Major life transitions like divorce, career change, death of a loved one



Somatization/body symptoms

General addiction

Bipolar disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adults)

Loss and grief issues

Medication Management

Weight issues

Managing college lifestyle


Psychiatry as a term was first coined by a German physician, Johann Christian Reil, and literally means ‘medical treatment of the soul‘. Psychiatrists complete medical school and then a four-year psychiatric residency. This training provides psychiatrists the advantage of thinking medically, as they think about and treat their patients. Psychiatrists prescribe medications, provide psychotherapy, order labs, neuroimaging and other tests. Learn more


When people ask what psychoanalysis is, they usually want to know about treatment. Psychoanalysis is based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior. These unconscious factors may create unhappiness, sometimes in the form of recognizable symptoms and at other times as troubling personality traits, difficulties in work or in love relationships, or disturbances in mood and self-esteem. Because these forces are unconscious, the advice of friends and family, the reading of self help books, or even the most determined efforts of will, often fail to provide relief. Learn more


Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychotherapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive place that allows one to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. I believe that one of the most effective factors in psychotherapy is empathy- that is, having a compassionate listener. In addition, trust and a good fit between the working pair is important. Learn more