I want to extend a warm welcome and "Thank you"
for visiting my web-site.
My goal is to get to know each individual patient and to tailor
a treatment plan of analysis, counseling and ,where appropriate, medications to meet the individual patient’s needs. I use
my medical and psychiatric training in tandem and involve family members and loved ones ,as appropriate, to enable me to treat
the whole patient. Most importantly, I work with the patient in an interactive process.
In the therapy process, as we dig deeper beneath the surface and start to confront the real issues, it sometimes gets
a little worse before it gets better. But it does get better, if I do my job and you do yours. Mine is to remain available
and open to understanding who you are and what your needs are and approaching you with respect and without being
judgmental. Yours is to continue to have faith in the process and remain in therapy and share any concerns you may have about
your life and or the therapy, including my care and approach. We need to be able to build a safe alliance, which must be based
on trust and respect and openness. I have grown to understand that this therapeutic process requires the two of us to work
together in a collaborative approach. It is a process that has a beginning and evolves over time. We must first figure out
what needs to be addressed and the underlying causes and triggers, That is not always such an easy step and takes time
and effort and dedication to a therapy process of unraveling years of living. But, without this first step, which I refer
to as insight, it is my strong professional belief that we cannot and will not effectuate the change necessary to
effectively address emotional needs and distress. Once we gain insight, we need to work on behavioral change and
solutions to be able to predict and ensure a more desirable outcome
than was experienced prior to therapy.
committed to being there for my patients, round the clock, not just during scheduled appointment times. Emergencies
and questions arise and need to be addressed out of appointment times and/or business hours. I do my best to be available
to deal with these ad hoc situations. I find that even a few minutes of my reaching out goes a long way towards
alleviating unnecessary and prolonged distress for my patients and strengthens the therapeutic relationship.
The therapy process is not generic, nor is it simple. It is complicated and requires time. It has to be tailor
made for each individual, as we are all different, with different backgrounds and different childhoods and different
parenting and families of origin and different school, educational and peer experiences and different physical
attributes and different genetic and biologic make-ups. I do, humbly, encourage you to take the step to improved well-being, whether it be with me or another
behavioral health or weight management professional. It is worth it. You are worth it.
sincerest wishes for your well-being and success,