I am originally from Cleveland and attended medical school in Ohio before relocating to North Carolina for residency training. I recently moved to the Pacific Northwest after practicing at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, and at a community mental health clinic in New York. After studying molecular biology and fiction writing as an undergraduate at a small liberal arts college in Ohio, I worked briefly as an editor before attending medical school. Both my interest in fiction and my interest in psychiatry are rooted in a desire to understand people and their stories.
About my practice
Prior to transitioning to an out-patient mental health clinic, I spent three years practicing in-patient psychiatry. While life in the hospital provided constant challenges, I equally enjoy my time in the out-patient setting, as it enables me to develop a longer-term relationship with my patients. While much of my time with patients is spent focusing on medication, I believe therapy and good self-care are also important in helping patients optimize their health.
How I thrive
I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active, both mentally and physically. As a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, my family and I are enjoying our exploration of the local food scene, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and farmers markets, as well as a bounty of outdoor activities.