Evidence-based psychiatry for children and adolescents.
My approach is straightforward: We discuss the specific symptoms and difficulties your child and family are facing. I will describe the best evidence-based psychotherapy modalities, medication treatments, and other interventions. Then we will together develop a treatment plan that attacks those problems and fits your needs.
- Mood disorders
- Behavioral disorders
- Trauma-related disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Somatic symptom disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Attention-deficit and impulse-control disorders
- Tic Disorders
I do not simply give you a prescription with the hope that medication alone will fix the problem. That is not what I do, and that is not what psychotropic medications do. Medication can be a vital part of any treatment regimen, but usually only when coupled with active therapy and opportunities for introspection and growth. To that end, I provide a combination of multiple individual and family therapy modalities, which I have practiced over the years since my training in residency and fellowship.
The research shows, and I have seen firsthand, that medication and therapy usually work better together than either one does alone. If you are only looking for a quick prescription without these other necessary elements, then I am probably not the right doctor for you.