“To know others is wisdom, to know oneself is enlightenment.”

Lao Zi

      Do you feel stuck in life?  Are you trapped and struggling at work?  Is school stress paralyzing you or your child?  Would you like to enhance your relationships?  As a board certified child and adult psychiatrist, my mission is to help you understand yourself.  With that insight comes the courage and strength to free us from old, dysfunctional patterns of living.  I believe that there is no “one” way to help people. Therefore, I utilize various therapeutic techniques and tailor my approach to each patient’s individual needs.  As someone who has grown up with two cultures, I am especially attuned to how our culture affect our lives and how it needs to be considered when developing a treatment plan.

      As a psychiatrist, therapy is the basis for all treatment that I provide.  I have expertise in both pharmacotherapy (using medications to treat mental health issues) and psychotherapy.  While I may recommend medications when therapy doesn’t seem to be enough, I am acutely aware of the potential risks and limits of medications; thus I can offer alternatives to traditional psychiatric medications.  There are some problems, such as severe attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or bipolar disorder, where medications may be recommended as part of the initial treatment plan.  

      I can make home visits when treatment in the office is too difficult.  In addition, I can provide telepsychiatry, which means treatment via videoconferencing.  

       No person can be easily summarized as having an Oedipal complex or ADHD in which Ritalin is the sole treatment.  Your treatment will be a dynamic process in which you play a significant role in its development so that you can change your life.  

     Because of my teaching experience, I can provide in-service training, lectures, and presentations to your school, organization, or agency.   

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