Even after thirty years of practicing psychiatry I keep discovering new, fascinating aspects of it. The intricacies of human development, the enormous variation in how we interact with others, and the massive complexities of neural processes are all involved in my daily work with patients. My training and experience have prepared me to work with a wide range of clinical conditions. Psychoanalytic training and practice make up one of the theoretical foundations of my approach to patients. The other is my first, true love - biology. Studying the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders is intellectually satisfying and deepens my understanding of the fundamental challenges faced by my patients.
I offer outpatient evaluations and ongoing treatment for the full range of psychiatric syndromes. My professional background provides a broad perspective on human development and functioning. Staying current with developments in modern psychopharmacology allows me to deliver up-to-date medication treatment of my patients and to provide medication consultation and management for clients of my non-psychiatrist clinician colleagues.
Over the years I have become particularly interested in the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD) spectrum. This neuropsychiatric condition affects 5% or more of the adult population. There is a wide range of severity of the underlying physiology resulting in varying degrees of functional impairment. The complexity of its presentation along with the remarkable improvement with treatment makes this one of the more fascinating syndromes I see clinically.
The treatment modalities I offer include:
- individual psychotherapy
- couples and family therapy
- medication consultation
After graduating from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, I obtained psychiatric training at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital and psychoanalytic training at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition to my clinical work I have taught and supervised psychiatric residents as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and in association with the Department of Psychiatry at Rush Medical School in Chicago.