My Approach to Psychiatry

I have the option of treatment with medication, psychotherapy, or both.

For a psychiatrist, I take a minimalist approach to medication. Where medications are initially required, I encourage attempts to gradually reduce them when it can be done safely.

Similarly, with the exceptions of psychoanalysis or long-term self-exploration, I believe in the eventual discontinuation of psychotherapy, as my patients grow in self-confidence and mastery.

I use a wide range of psychotheraputic approaches, from introspective Jungian dream interpretation, to cognitive-behavioral techniques, to coaching and offering advice. But mostly I listen, and provide a safe, supportive environment for patients to work out solutions to their unique concerns.