What is addiction medicine?
I am board certifed by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Addiction medicine is a medical specialty that recognizes addictive illnesses as brain-based, chronic conditions and promotes evidence-based, empathic counseling and medication treatments. Recovery depends on an integrative approach that with care and respect addresses a person's psychology, relationship, spirit, and whole health needs. This matches my treatment philosophy.
My addiction treatment approaches
I can consult with you or treat, if you are suffering from alcohol or drug problems, or gambling, food, internet or sexual compulsivity. I take a non-judgmental, compassionate approach that is individualized to each person's needs. It may include psychodynamic, harm-reduction, relapse prevention, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness practice, 12-step support and pharmacology approaches.
If you have a loved one suffering from an addictive illness, I can provide you consultation or therapeutic support.
My goal is to meet you wherever you are at:
My addiction psychiatry qualifications
The wound is the place where the light enters you.