I am a Maryland-based psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. My approach is to tailor the treatment to you as the patient. I have extensive training in psychiatry, which allows me to combine the tools of therapy and medication when needed to give the best treatment outcomes. In therapy, I often take a integrated approach, drawing from principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with existential therapy, logotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to best serve you and your current situation. Medications can often be a helpful tool in treatment, but are by no means necessary. I will make efforts to reduce and discontinue medications where possible, and the decision to take medication will always be yours.
I completed my undergraduate education at Davidson College where I studied biology. Before medical school, I did research at Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University. I then attended University of Maryland School of Medicine before completing my residency in psychiatry at University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt. I was selected as a chief resident at Sheppard Pratt. I also completed the Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. In addition to private practice, I also do clinical work at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where I also teach George Washington University medical students. I am licensed to practice medicine in Maryland.