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.
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 practice is streamlined, paperless, with intake forms, screening questionnaires, appointments and medication refills all done at your convenience, online through this website.
Co-payments and billing are done securely via my portal. This allows for face to face time to be maximized for what is important to you. Most communications are done via secure email or portal.
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 offer tele-psychiatry visits in Oregon and Washington. For patients in Washington evaluation and follow up visits will be done remotely, as covered by your insurance (Regence, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source). Treatment of ADHD may require an initial in person appointment.
My approach is integrative, a patient-centered model that considers evidence-based pharmaceutical treatments as well as sociocultural factors, mind-body medicine, and preventative measures. I aim to use minimal amounts of medication, for the shortest amount of time possible, with a focus on safely discontinuing and tapering medications when able.
My medical background and training allows me to recognize medical influences affecting one’s mental health. Integration includes consideration of inflammatory, nutritional and lifestyle influences on mental health. I have an open minded approach, considering developmental and traumatic exposures. I consider emerging, evidence based treatments.
Location: My office is located in a 3 story office building located next to Sellwood Park. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, which is Suite 300. Check in with the front desk, or in the event no one is available, have a seat in the main waiting room and I will come out to get you at your appointment time.
205 SE Spokane Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97202
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I currently am in network with Cigna, BCBS, Moda, Pacific Source insurance and private pay clients at this location. Please contact your insurance in advance to get coverage details for your policy.
Your initial appointment will be one hour long and will focus on what is most important to you, the details of your history necessary for a diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan.
Follow up appointments are 30 minutes and occur at one month intervals while medications are being changed. Once stable, follow ups occur every 90 days.
More frequent and extended appointments, are available to establish patients, as well as remote and in home visits (for an extra fee).
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 $100. Please be aware of the same day cancellation fee. This is not meant to be punitive, but there is a lot of preparation that goes into your appointment and with less than 24 hour notice the appointment time is not able to be filled by another patient. By scheduling an appointment , you are consenting to this policy.
Email me for any questions, scheduling issues, or if you do not find a time that works for you.
After your initial in person evaluation, subsequent appointments can be done remotely on a case by case basis. For patients in Washington, all visits will be remote. This is covered by your insurance, (BCBS, Regence, Moda, Pacific Source and Cigna). Regular fees apply. Inquire about this service.
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.
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.
Human connection, purpose, meaning and intention, all conspire to free people. Discovering how to allow these powerful tenets to influence the present moment, can create choice born from awareness, while reducing emotional discomfort.
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.
National organizations, with links to resources, support groups, patient information:
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Sleep Hygeine Handout for Clients (pdf)Download
Science of Addiction (pdf)Download
Location: My office is on the 3rd floor of an office building located right next Sellwood Park. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, Suite 300. Check in with the front desk, or in the event no one is available, have a seat in the main waiting room and I will come out to get you at your appointment time.
205 Southeast Spokane Street, Suite 300, Portland, Oregon 97202, United States
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