It is the brave person who allows him or herself to feel vulnerable, admit there is a problem, and take steps to find the right help.
Loneliness, sadness, anxiety, depression, irritability, anger and/or mood swings are common experiences. Some have experienced trauma in the past, which may continue to cause problems today. Others want help with their addictions. I have a passion for helping people live their best lives.
I completed a medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and am board-certified in Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine.
I graduated from Williams College, and after medical school, completed my specialty trainings at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health General Preventive Medicine Residency program.
Some examples of the places I have lived and worked are: a public mental health outpatient clinic in New Zealand, a private practice in Berlin, Germany, the Veterans Administration in Baltimore, Maryland, and a quaternary trauma center at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Maryland. Therefore, I welcome working with people from different backgrounds and viewpoints.
As a child of Asian immigrants to the U.S.A., I grew up with many identities. These experiences have deepened my understanding of the complex interactions that exist across generations, within families, and between different cultures.
I am fully trained and certified to practice both as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and so emphasis is placed on obtaining greater clarity on what you seek help with, and understanding your treatment options, which can include medication or medication and psychotherapy.
I welcome your interest and questions.
Types of service I offer:
Diagnosis and Treatment recommendations
Treatment with medication
Treatment with medication and psychotherapy
Post-Partum Depression, Anxiety, OCD
Issues with identity and belonging