I believe that the broadest and most effective impact on our own wellbeing occurs when we attend to our lives via multiple, integrated paths - body, mind, social connections, and spirit. The attitude in which I approach the work involves not only addressing presenting symptoms and vulnerabilities but also working with my patients to identify and build upon their strengths. The overarching goal is emotional resilience and a healthy, centered life. The learning process in developing my approach encompasses the standard medical and psychoanalytic studies but also includes philosophy, anthropology and spirituality. Cultivating self- awareness and self-knowledge is a cornerstone of this approach.
Privacy and Confidentiality
The privacy and confidentiality of our work is something I take very seriously. Please note that confidential patient information will not be released without your consent, except in rare circumstances of imminent legal or medical risk. I electronically bill insurance companies through Office Ally, a highly regarded electronic claims clearinghouse that is fully compliant with HIPAA regulations for protection of online/electronic transmissions of patient information.
For reasons of securing privacy, I refrain from providing direct clinical advice via email. For more information about governmental HIPAA mandates (applicable as of 4-14-03), see... http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa.