My greatest reward as a psychotherapist is helping my patients explore and identify ways to make the changes that allow them to look at the future with positivity and purpose. I foster a collaborative, sharing experience and to help my patients feel comfortable, hopeful, and truly understood.
As a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, I work with both children and adults, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their own behavior, and helping parents gain insight into their child's behavior. When treating my patients, my primary tool is skilled psychotherapy, though the addition of medication may be particularly beneficial to some patients. Successful treatment requires finding the appropriate combination for each patient, guided by both training and experience.
My background is in both Child/Adolescent and General Adult Psychiatry. After receiving a BA from The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), I completed my M.D. at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCM). Post graduation, I completed my residency training in General Psychiatry at UCCM. In 2009, I completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and was selected to serve as Chief Resident of Psychiatry.
Following the fellowship, I worked with children and adults through Central Clinic for 9 years. I treated some specialized groups including very young children (0-5 year olds), patients recently released from prison, probated patients, patients with charges of child neglect/abuse/child endangerment, and adults recovering from both drug use and mental illness.