I am a medical doctor with a background in obstetrics and gynecology in addition to board certification in psychiatry.  When I meet patients, I work to understand them as wholly as possible by looking at their family history and health, THEIR SUPPORTS AND STRESSORS, and the way they make meaning of themselves and their life.  My treatment tools include talk therapy, psychiatric medications and helping patients build resources including Improved sleep, nutrition, exercise, and contemplative practice.  I coordinate my care with other caregivers including a patient's  therapist, primary care doctor, ob/gyn or other medical specialist and will happily meet with a patient's family members for help with education or relationship conflicts.