I am Board Certified in Family Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry. Depending on the client's interests or needs I prescribe non-addicting psychiatric medications or we can try a more natural approach, or both. I do not prescribe stimulants for ADHD or benzodiazepines for anxiety. I like using non-addicting medications such as Lexapro and Wellbutrin for depression, Buspirone for anxiety, Lamictal for mood stabilization, and atypical antipsychotics for treating mania in bipolar disorder. I only prescribe in the state of California.
I do not accept insurance. All appointments are $100 regardless of length. Typically I do a medication evaluation and get to know you for about an hour in the first appointment, then have a 30-minute or less follow up in a month, then every three months.
For those who prefer just talking I provide flexible care; some clients call to check-in and stay accountable in recovery for 30 minutes every week or every other week.
Acceptance has not always come easily to me, but over the past 20+ years, I have learned how to deal with my challenges and have found a combination of daily medication, recovery work, and therapy that works for me to be stable and serene. I would love the opportunity to help you deal with whatever you're going through. I get satisfaction from seeing my patients improve with the suggestions and medications I give them.