- Medication Management
Humans are inherently social beings. We may engage in different levels of social interaction, however some level of social interaction is required for our mental health. Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on our relationships, both in the past and the present. I have had extensive training in this form of therapy and it is one of the key components in my practice.
Genuine DBT requires an entire team of specialized professionals, which limits the accessibility of DBT to many patients, however this does not mean that DBT should be cast aside. Instead, there is significant value within the principles of DBT, and I integrate these principles to create a DBT informed therapy.
CBT has been demonstrated to be effective in treating depression and anxiety. Although I do not usually engage in the formal and rigorous structure of CBT, I frequently integrate many principles of CBT into my therapy.
During my training at Johns Hopkins, I have helped many people experiencing difficulty with eating disorders. This includes caring for those who have needed to be hospitalized on the Inpatient Eating Disorders Psychiatric Unit and providing outpatient therapy and medication management.
Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses, however when we are depressed we tend to feel alone and isolated. During this illness, the innate pull towards staying at home, having low energy, and fearing the judgement of others is powerful and prevents many from taking action to seek help. However, it is during this time that it is most important to be brave and remind ourselves that we are not alone and help is available.
There are many forms of anxiety. Social anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, OCD, and Panic Disorder are only a few, and all can cause significant distress, decreasing our quality of life. However, there are also many effective treatments. I have used medication and/or various forms of therapy to successfully decrease the distress associated with different anxiety disorders.