“Starting with our first visit, I work to create a safe space where personal growth and healing can occur.”
What was your path to becoming a psychiatrist?
From a young age, I had a strong desire to help others through a career as a physician. Once in medical school, I developed an interest in psychiatry and realized how much physical and mental health are interconnected. My decision to pursue a career as a psychiatrist was solidified after completing my clinical rotations in medical school where I worked with a diverse patient population in Chicago. Through five years of rigorous training after medical school, first in general psychiatry and then in child and adolescent psychiatry, I gained experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental illnesses.
What should someone know about working with you?
Starting with our first visit, I work to create a safe space where personal growth and healing can occur. This includes a detailed assessment of your past medical and mental health history to develop a comprehensive view of you as a unique individual. My goal is to get to know you as a person so that we can develop an individualized treatment approach that best suits your needs.
What is your approach to mental health?
I work with people of all ages to provide the best care possible. When treating children, I like to incorporate information from families, teachers, and others to gain a well-rounded view of my client. When seeing adults, I find my experience as a child psychiatrist informs my understanding of how childhood events shape our development and mental health well into adulthood. Together, we can start the journey toward a happier and healthier you!
“My goal is to get to know you as a person so that we can develop an individualized treatment approach that best suits your needs.”