Please register with Breakthrough, then call my office (503-206-5578) to schedule an appointment. I prescribe psycho-active medication. But I am committed to minimizing the number and amounts of medications that a client needs to take to become productive and happy. If you require a controlled medication, which includes benzodiazepines, sleep aids, and ADHD medication, we may have to meet face-to-face up on one occasion because it appears that federal law requires that. I have found that underlying physical problems are the cause of most psychiatric problems. It is my job to find out what is causing your symptoms, not just mask the symptoms with medicines. I encourage supplementation and request that clients have in-depth blood testing done as well as genetic testing. I often, though not always, refer clients to acupuncture, physical therapy, and/or naturopaths for treatment, rather than Western medicine practitioners, though they certainly have their place in treatment. A second, important part of my practice is therapy. I'm trained in CBT, meditation, hypnotherapy, DBT, motivational interviewing, and spiritual based therapy. People develop an amazing and often wonderful set of coping mechanisms to deal with their stressors. However, life changes fast in today's society. When situations evolve, old coping mechanisms may no longer work. I help clients find their own, new way to deal with their environment.
- ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Asperger's, Bipolar, Depression, Medication Management, Spirituality