I am a board certified adult psychiatrist. I completed four years of medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (2004) and four additional years of supervised clinical practice at Oregon Health & Science University Adult Psychiatry residency program (2008). I have practiced psychotherapy since 2005. I care for adults (mostly, people age 18 to 65) who are ready to form a therapeutic relationship towards sustained improvements in a variety of personal and professional areas.
In addition to enjoying the practice of psychiatry, I devote personal and professional time to community service. I developed a broad understanding of management during a one year appointment in Washington, DC and in one of the nation's best public health master's programs. I have found these experiences to be especially especially for developing a collaborative understanding of professional challenges for mental health practitioners, executives, physicians, and attorneys.
Some of my additional experiences that may inform your consideration of a consultation with me include the following:
Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute Advanced Psychoanalytic Candidate and Continuing Education Teaching Faculty (2012-present),
Oregon Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Physician Member and Peer Reviewer (2013-present),
Group for Advancement of Psychiatry Former Fellow, invited Group Member, and Co-author (2007-16),
Oregon Psychiatric Association Executive Board Member (2010-12),
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Multnomah Board Member (2009-11),
American Holistic Medical Association (now Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine) National Board Member (2008-10), and
I was honored to be voted by my peers as one of Portland's Top Doctors in 2013.
My professional work includes presenting at national conferences and publishing journal articles and textbook chapters on psychological trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health topics. I primarily am a clinician devoted to developing a collaborative, deep understanding of my clients' individual, subjective experience.