I am a board certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience treating mood, anxiety and substance use disorders.  I ensure that adequate time is built into our sessions so patients feel involved in the process of treatment.  I use evidence-based and state-of-the-art talk therapies such as cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and motivational interviewing to get to the heart of the problem.  I prescribe medications when necessary, to reduce suffering and help quicken the recovery process.  I believe in including the patient and their loved ones in the process as much as possible, so they understand the benefits, as well as the limits, of medications.  Reducing the need for excessive and complex medication regimens is one of my specialties.