Areas of interest:
- Adult ADHD
- Genetic Testing
- Medical workup (assessing for underlying biological and nutritional factors)
- Mood swings and Impulsivity related issues
- Cognitive Behavioral therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – individual therapy
- Eating Disorders
- See psychotherapist Dr. Heather Devaraj
- See psychotherapist Wendy Svatora
- LGBTQ allies
Our psychiatric consultations address psychological and medical factors- looking beyond standard talk therapy and the usual 20 psychiatric medications- to investigate the underlying biological or psychological issues.
Investigating may entail (based on current research): laboratory panels looking for common chronic nutritional deficiencies; genetic testing to help better predict what meds/supplements can help; research based nutritional supplements; brain scans; neurological exam; specialized forms of talk therapy such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
We believe that good psychiatry meets people exactly where they are. Some patients aim to get off medications safely (for instance by doing deeper psychotherapeutic work); conversely others mistakenly assume they’ve “tried everything” for their unique brain chemistry and are still searching. When safe, we will advise and support the path that bests suits the patient and their desires.
Our office is judgment free, unconditionally. We work with severe cases of sexual/physical trauma, depression, anxiety, mood swings, personality disorders, anger, and psychosis. Nothing is taboo.