In over 20 years as a psychodynamically oriented psychiatrist, I have had the privilege of treating a broad range of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Collaborating with multiple disciplines is paramount in providing comprehensive patient care, and plays an important role in my treatment philosophy. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychological burdens from medical illnesses, life transitions, and struggles faced by LGBT individuals are areas of expertise and focus in my current solo private practice. Supervision and teaching continues to be an important and meaningful way of "giving back" what was given to me by my mentors. I find the work with patients and collegues to be enriching, inspiring and growth promoting.
It is essential to maintain balance in one's professional and personal life. Since the age of 10, music has been an important part of my life. I enjoy playing guitar and singing, which I did professionally for a short time in my 20's. These days I also thrive on reading novels, hiking, trips to the ocean, travel and relaxing at home with my partner and our 'family' consisting of 2 dogs and cat. Moving from the Midwest to Oregon in late 2001 has led to challenges of nurturing old friendships while allowing me to develop new ones.