I am a Board Certified psychiatrist. I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy for adults. Appointments include a diagnostic evaluation, medication management, psycho-education and therapy. Once an established patient, other options for care include in home evaluations, remote sessions and after hour appointments for the working professional.
My private practice is small, open to a limited number of patients, which allows for greater personalization, flexibility and responsiveness. As such, patients who may need emergency services, case management or more comprehensive care may be better served by a larger practice.
I also provide limited visit consultations, working with patients of Primary Care Physicians, that consist of an evaluation and comprehensive treatment planning with coordinated follow up on an as needed basis.
I am in network for Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Pacific Source, Moda and Cigna. I am otherwise out-of network and take private pay (cash) allowing for further discretion, for which payment is due at time of service.
My approach is integrative, a patient-centered model that considers evidence-based pharmaceutical treatments as well as sociocultural factors, nutritional status, mind-body medicine, and preventative measures. My medical background and training allows me to recognize medical influences affecting one’s mental health. Integration also includes having an open minded approach, looking at inflammatory, biochemical and developmental and traumatic exposures, while being willing to engage in emerging and alternative treatments.
Depression presents in many forms with biologic and environmental causes. I will work with you to help resolve heart and mind incongruencies, while working to change behaviors that exacerbate negative mood states.
Trauma influences our current experiences in both conscience and sub conscience ways. Emotions that are repressed are often expressed in dramatic ways. By working together to identify protective and destructive traits, we can begin to develop a strong foundation from which to rebuild your life.
Anxiety and OCD can be debilitating, an endless feedback loop of physical and mental acts that leaves one feeling frustrated and frozen. Using CBT principles we can work together to decrease your distress and improve your functioning.
You must be an established patient, or referred to schedule after filling out an Inquiry Form, to book an appointment.
Sellwood Location I currently take Cigna, BCBS, Pacific Source insurance and private pay clients at this location.
A credit card on file will be required to book. You will not be charged if you cancel with at least a 24 hour notice, or emergencies requiring you to reschedule. Otherwise, missed appointments with less than 24 hour notice will be charged $75. Please be aware of the same day cancellation fee. This is not meant to be punitive, but with less than 24 hour notice, the appointment time is not able to be filled by another patient and 24 hours before your appointment, time is spent preparing for your appointment. By scheduling an appointment , you are consenting to this policy.
Hollywood Location follow up appointments (established patients only), select the clinic location then your time.
Email me for any questions, scheduling issues, or if you do not find a time that works for you.
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I am originally from the Midwest, graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2014. I completed my residency at the University of Utah, where I served as a chief resident. My work has included consult and liaison psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, psychiatric emergency rooms, as well as outpatient treatment.
I have an interest in the biology of resilience, and enjoy teaching. I have given lectures to medical students, PA students and community providers on topics such as sleep, capacity, delirium, dementia, personality disorders, psychedelics and substance use. I am currently an assistant professor at OHSU, continuing my work with medical students and residents.
I have training in focused therapy for anxiety, OCD and depression. My therapy approach is existential in basis, utilizing CBT principles and integrating mindfulness practices.
I strive to be practical, thoughtful, while practicing evidence based medicine. My goal is to allow one to be optimally positioned to focus on the psychological and environmental underpinnings of distress. I provide a professional, personalized, private, treatment experience that involves both medication and therapy. My goals of treatment are to be responsive, thoughtful and provide education about disorders and treatment. My prescribing practices include limiting the use of controlled substances.
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