I completed my residency in psychiatry, and post graduate fellowships in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and in spirituality at the Harvard University School of Medicine, where I continue to teach and supervise.
I received my M.D. and Ph.D. in psychopharmacology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and specialize in the concomitant use of medication and psychotherapy to achieve not only remission of distressing symptoms but also recovery and wellness in those with whom I work.
I have over 15 years of experience working as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in the Boston area. I have expertise working multiple symptom patterns, including those associated with complex grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
I provide brief or long term, psychodynamic, behavioral, mindfulness-based and supportive treatments. I specialize in working with helping to guide patients through painful life transition.
I have familiarity with, and have collaborated closely with a network of practitioners in holistic medicine, health, and wellness fields, including massage, accupuncture, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and hypnosis. Those who wish may be referred to highly qualified specialists in any of these fields to complement and synergize with the psychological work they are performing.
Of course, I do prescribe medications when appropriate. Medications are prescribed only in conjunction with weekly, 50 minute, psychotherapy appointments which allows time to explore the complex interaction between biological, psychological, social, and spiritual facets of a person's condition.
I do not accept insurances, though you may be able to be reimbursed for sessions by your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits. My fee for initial consultation is $350.
I look forward to speaking with you.