Integrative Psychiatry: It is the field of medicine that combines the best of conventional and holistic modalities to offer patients better mental health care. I evaluate the whole person/child: body-mind-spirit. I incorporate safe, effective treatments: nutrition, herbs, supplements, etc. I take a careful, cautious approach when using psychiatric medications, particularly with children.
Counseling: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring and understanding negative patterns of thinking that lead to self-defeating actions, people can modify their patterns of thinking to improve one's self concept, relationships, and overall ability to cope. I incorporate some DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) techniques, as well as teaching meditation and mindfulness concepts.
Positive Parenting Techniques: For younger children, most of the counseling focuses on how to help parents create an environment that is supportive and nurturing while providing structure and clear guidelines for their children.
Biomedical Treatment for Autism: Research has taught us that autism is a systems illness where children experience oxidative stress, inflammation, methylation, mitochondrial and gut problems that can be treated. Gentle, supportive treatment is offered to help settle down these symptoms and improve overall health and behaviors.
Children, adolescents, and adults (military families welcome).