I invite you to learn further about my practice ...
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions or stressors, health behavior problems--including addictions--or these issues, I would like to help. I am a psychotherapist and a double-board certified psychiatrist, whose approach is based on 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 position is integrated, my treatment philosophy differs from one that solely focuses on psychopharmacology. While sometimes limited use of medications may be helpful, brain health can also be improved by other means, such as, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes with improved nutrition, mindfulness practices and exercise. Perhaps I can be of help to you?
I invite you to explore my Integrated Mental Health blog.
It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have to come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
I am a UCSF trained, double board certified psychiatrist. My areas of expertise, include specialized training in adult psychiatry, psychotherapy, and I am also board certified in addiction medicine. I am a consultant and senior faculty member in a UCSF-affiliated residency training program, where I teach patient-physician communication and behavioral health (including health coaching). I have given talks and done trainings for UCSF, Stanford, USC, Alameda & Contra Costa County medical centers, Kaiser-Permanente, the California School of Professional Psychology, and other health organizations.
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.