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.

Areas I have experience evaluating and treating:
  • Anxiety
  • 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.