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Professional Statement

  • "Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy--the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." --Dr. BrenĂ© Brown. I could not have said it better myself. Our inner resistance to facing our fears and vulnerabilities includes the initial resistance to reach out for help.
  • I completed my general psychiatry training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I also completed subspecialty fellowship training at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York University School of Medicine.
  • I specialize in treating young adults & adults for a wide variety of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse disorders, and LGBT issues. My treatment philosophy is to take a holistic approach to patient care which includes psychotherapy, proper diet and exercise, and for some patients, medication management.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Wright State University
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Columbia University, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
  • New York University, Fellowship in Public Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Forensic Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • American Psychiatric Association

Language Spoken

  • English