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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.


I am 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.


My sincerest wishes for your well-being and success,


Dr. Mandell