Types of Treatment Offered

Medication Treatment (Psychopharmacology)

Many conditions respond well to psychotherapy or psychoanalysis alone, but some show a greatly improved outcome when psychiatric medications are part of the treatment. For certain psychiatric conditions, medications may be a crucial part of the treatment.

When is medication beneficial?

The decision to include psychiatric medication as part of the treatment is an important and delicate one. My role as a psychiatrist is to help parse out the contributing effects of psychological and biological factors in the causation of your difficulties, and to advise you about whether such medications might be beneficial to you. 

My past involvement in psychopharmacology research, my clinical experience as a psychiatrist, and my psychological training as a Jungian analyst combine to give me a strong foundation to help you make an informed decision about whether to include psychiatric medication as part of your treatment.

Evaluation

Evaluation for medications includes thorough review of:

  • your symptoms
  • medical history
  • family history of mental health problems
  • the psychological context that may have contributed to the difficulties you are having. 

Whenever psychological factors are involved in causing your symptoms, addressing these factors in psychotherapy or analysis will be a central part of your overall treatment. The best and most durable outcomes of medication treatment occur in conjunction with effective psychotherapy.

If medication is recommended as an adjunct to psychotherapy, we will carefully consider the potential benefits, risks, and side effects of the medication to optimize the effect of your treatment.

Please note that I only provide psychiatric medication treatment for patients I am working with in psychotherapy or analysis or by special arrangement in collaboration with non-physician psychotherapists that I know well.