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Experienced Psychiatrist in Newport Beach, CA
Broad and extensive experience in psychiatry, psychopharmacology research (for 44 years and over 900 studies), family therapy, and psychoanalytic treatment (I have a Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis with a doctoral thesis on Dream Analysis.) My approach is flexible, looking to find what can be understood psychologically, as well as what is best explained in terms of brain function or chemistry. I do not always use medication as active listening and understanding are often enough. When I do use medication my approach is conservative. "I start low and go slow."
I am uniquely versed in using a combination of therapies and know the problems with one-sided approaches. Some people may admirably want a purely psychotherapeutic approach, which I usually support, and many will succeed, but I have the experience to understand why this may prove very difficult for some people. I am especially aware of the limitations of purely pharmacological approaches.
I can often sort out what experiences need to be addressed psychologically and what experiences could benefit from brain chemical normalization. I often can identify which experiences can be approached either way. I enjoy doing psychotherapy treatment myself, but if you desire to continue or start work with a non-medical therapist, I can help with this, too.
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- Board Certified in Psychiatry
- PhD In Psychoanalysis