My patients often speak of how being depressed is like being in the deepest, darkest cave, where even when you are around loved ones, it can still be very dark and lonely and hopeless.
Asking for professional help is very difficult. It means accepting that you are weak or helpless, or that there is something “wrong” with you, or that “you’re crazy.” NONE OF THIS IS TRUE, of course, but this is one of the most unfortunate, and damaging stigmas that exists in our society. It is pervasive through all cultures, across generational divides, and across most demographics.
Throughout my career, I have strived to help my patients understand that, whether they struggle with depression, anxiety, Bipolar, or ADHD, they have nothing to be ashamed of. By working with me, they will come to understand that there are answers to their problems, and a way out of their struggles.
Coming upon these solutions will take time and patience, and a great deal of work and introspection. Sometimes it will require medications. For most patients, it will include therapy. It will ALWAYS, however, require a level of investment in themselves, to both learn about their problems, and to take an active role in their healing.
As your psychiatrist, my role is to be your partner in this healing process. My pledge is to provide competent and compassionate care to you and your family, to be available, and to provide the best clinical guidance that I can to help get you back to “normal.” Please take your time to roam through this website, to learn more about my practice, and to see if I could be a good fit for your needs.