**Although not in network for all insurances, I submit all insurance claims electronically and I participate in most PPO and POS insurance plans as an out-of network provider, usually after your annual deductible is met. I'll be glad to assist you in understanding this process.** If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give me at least 24 hours notice, otherwise you are responsible for the full fee. When you "book" an appointment, it is NOT confirmed until we have spoken. Please return my call or email within 24 hours, otherwise I will cancel the appointment and make that time available for another patient.
I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have been in practice for over thirty years. My preferred method of therapy is one that is collaborative in nature. Our overall goal would include helping you to help yourself by developing a deeper understanding of your behaviors, actions and feelings. My unique collaborative method is most successful with patients who want to get well and live happy and productive lives. The key to comprehending and solving your problems is to be found in your uniqueness. We are all special and our individuality must be respected.
My office is a safe and warm environment which can only contribute to these goals. I am skilled at integrating medication when it is indicated and helpful in attenuating symptoms, which not only may interfere with daily functioning, but also allow greater strides in reaching your goals.
I choose to work with those who want to improve, get better and thrive. And I will help you, by using the approach that I believe is indicated, whether psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive, behavioral, psychopharmacological or a combination thereof to live a better today and an even more rewarding tomorrow.
Education & Training
Medical School - Universität Bern Medizinische Fakultät
New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Residency in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Awards and Publications
Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association