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If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions or stressors, unexplained mind body symptoms, trauma, health behavior problems (including addictions) or these issues, I would like to help. I am a psychotherapist, double-board certified psychiatrist, and an integrative medicine fellowship trained physician, whose approach is based on mindfulness, empathy and respect for each person's unique path. I believe the best treatment is a collaborative one, grounded in the whole of who you are.
Because our mind, body, spirit and cultural positions are integrated, my treatment philosophy differs from one that solely focuses on psychopharmacology. While sometimes the judicious use of medications may be helpful, mental health can often be improved by other means, such as, psychotherapy, herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes to improve nutrition, exercise and mindfulness practice. Perhaps I can be of help to you?
Patient testimonial: "Dr. Abramowitz is remarkably knowledgeable, insightful, warm and engaging. A consummate professional, she has helped this patient to such an extent that I will be forever grateful."
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I completed a UCSF psychiatry residency & a 2 year fellowship through the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, where I am now on the faculty. My areas of expertise, include specialized training in adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, integrative medicine, health coaching. I am also board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Addiction Medicine. I was director of behavioral health & addiction medicine, and the founder of the nation's first premed health coach project in a UCSF-affiliated residency training program. I am now an emeritus faculty. I have given talks and done trainings for UCSF, Stanford, USC, Alameda & Contra Costa County medical centers, Kaiser-Permanente, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, the California School of Professional Psychology, and other health organizations. For more info see: AbramowitzHealthyCommunicating.com
I invite you to learn further about me. I hope this site answers some of your questions. I look forward to being of help and walking alongside you, as you move forward on your path.
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.