I enjoy taking time to get to know my patients, so we can collaborate on individualized treatment plans towards health and personal life goals. Developing a strong doctor-patient relationship is necessary for this work together. And figuring out how to live a meaningful life is a priority that my patients and I share. What makes life meaningful is unique to all of us. I appreciate the opportunity to discover this meaning with each person. My professional interests include mood and anxiety disorders, personality development, and periods of change and transitions in life. I use a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, and relational approach for both psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy.
Education & Training: I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology with honors from the University of Delaware, my medical school education at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and my residency in Psychiatry at The University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt Health System. During my residency training, I was selected to participate in the Adult Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. In addition to integrated psychodynamic therapy training, I have experience with both short- and long-term cognitive therapy models. I have been fortunate to work and train in a variety of settings, including inpatient/hospital, residential, emergency, urgent care, and community-based psychiatry.