Medication is a powerful tool to treat symptoms such as depression, anxiety, poor concentration, mania, mood lability, disorganized thinking, hallucinations, and delusions. Neurochemisty affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.


Treating underlying neurochemical imbalances can enhance therapy by freeing the patient from disturbances in affect and thinking which can prevent them from engaging in treatment and benefiting from therapy.


Often, treatment is a combination of medication and therapy. I prefer to provide therapy directly to patients to whom I prescribe medications, as this allows all interventions to be coordinated and to inform each other. For patients who see me only for medication and have a separate therapist, I require communication with the therapist.


Not all patients need or benefit from medications. Some patients are uncomfortable with taking medication, while others are more comfortable with medication than with therapy. Patient preferences are an extremely important consideration when deciding what treatment modality would be most effective, but not a definitive one. All medications have risks which need to be carefully considered along with the potential benefits before deciding to treat with medication.


I am committed to careful consideration before recommending medication. Extended evaluations may be required in complex or ambiguous cases.