In every adult there lurks a child - an eternal child, something that is becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole.
It is not enough to simply overcome our suffering, but rather to thrive and become the most self-realized individuals we can be. Often that entails at least some level of healing, whether physical, emotional, relational, or even spiritual, before we can find and leverage awareness of the obstacles that stand in the way of living our fullest. The medicalization of modern psychiatry has led to fragmentation of mental health care, with psychiatrists prescribing medication intended to reduce symptoms, and an array of therapists and counselors that can lift isolation, teach skills, enrich understanding, and reflect back the relational processes of our minds like an uncanny mirror. Both are important, and not often will you find them in the same place.
My approach to psychiatry is to seamlessly blend medications and therapy so that my patients can reach their goals. I meet my patients where they are, as some are not able or ready to commit to psychotherapy, and others are very reluctant to take medications. Although I may make recommendations for medications, procedures, lab work, and other biological based interventions, I don't see any of these as a quick fix. Medications are tools that can help us achieve our goals. Sometimes they are truly necessary, but often they can be temporary.
My practice encompasses the array of general adult psychiatric needs, from minor mood issues to severe, incapacitating mental illness. These include, but are in no way limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related psychoses, chemical dependency, ADHD, and a variety of other mental and behavioral health issues. My aim is to help you live better, regardless of the label attached to your problems. I completed my psychiatry residency training here in Austin at the Dell Medical School at UT, so I am well familiarized with mental health resources in our local community.
Fee Schedule (beginning 2023)
- Initial evaluation (new patients, ~75 min): $425
- Follow-up visit (established patients, 25-30 min): $225
- Psychotherapy (established patients, 45-50 min): $260
- Phone calls (lasting over 10 minutes): $40 per additional 10 min
- Cancellations (with less than 48 hours notice): 75% of appointment fee
- Missed appointments ('No-Show'): 100% of appointment fee
Please note that fees are subject to change at any time, however patients will be notified well in advance.
Pharmaceutical Industry Relations:
I have intentionally chosen to practice psychiatry free of the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. I do not interact with pharma sales reps, get no kickbacks or free lunches, and do not have free samples of expensive drugs. I do not own stocks or shares in any pharmaceutical company, nor do I receive direct or indirect benefits from prescribing specific medications. The only benefit I get is helping my patients get better. I do my best to stay up-to-date on peer-reviewed, published scientific literature so that my patients benefit from the most current, evidence-based practices tailored to meet their individual needs.