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If you have visited this site because your feelings or thoughts are holding you back in your work, love, or social endeavors, or are keeping you from living the life you want or once had, then you may be ready to make important changes with the help of a psychiatrist that can greatly enhance your well being.  Whatever you are experiencing, this website can help you understand how I may be able to help, and can help you make an informed choice about whether to involve me in your care. 

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to learning more about your goals.  I may be able to help you reach them.  As a solution-focused psychiatrist, I help people uncover their true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.  By applying complementary approaches and techniques, long-standing behaviors and thinking patterns that get in the way of living a more fulfilling and meaningful life can be understood and adapted.   

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to prospective clients who would like to learn more about my practice before deciding whether to schedule an appointment.  I can provide more information about my practice by phone, but I cannot provide any care or write prescriptions until/unless you become one of my patients.   If you decide to include me in your care, we can set up an appointment at my office in Sunnyvale.

After the initial evaluation session(s) (see services offered), I meet with clients to share my impressions and recommendations.  Depending on your individual situation, I may recommend psychotherapy, psychiatric medications, both, or neither.  Then, I can help you decide whether to follow the treatment recommendations, and if you decide to engage in treatment, I can help you decide whether I or someone else should provide the treatment. 

Even if you choose to follow my recommendations, you may choose to go elsewhere for treatment.  For example, if I recommend psychotherapy but not medication, you may choose to see someone who specializes only in psychotherapy.  Some patients choose to continue working with a psychiatrist (a licensed physician) for psychotherapy even when no medication is prescribed.  There are times when medication is not indicated for the problem that brings someone into my office, but months down the road, another problem arises which is likely to respond to medication.  Because I am licensed to prescribe medication, I can continue to provide treatment choices.  I have seen many cases where adding a medication enabled clients to benefit more from psychotherapy.  

Whatever the recommendations, sometimes it helps to share your story with a caring professional who can listen, interpret, and inform you about your options.  You don't have to decide whether to engage in treatment yet.  Many people choose to defer that decision until after they learn more about what treatments exist and how they might benefit from them.
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