I'm a mental health physician serving the greater Pittsburgh area, specializing in combined psychotherapy and medication treatment for adults with the following:
Anxiety and panic
Feelings of stress, low self-esteem, and loneliness
Difficulties with identity and relationships
I've dedicated most of my life to learning about and caring for the mind. My curiosity drew me to studies at Cornell University, ranging from philosophy of mind to neurobiology of behavior. After studying neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, I decided to attend medical school. Here, I fell in love with psychiatry because each patient had a unique story. I sought my graduate medical education at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, one of the nation's largest and most renowned university-affiliated psychiatric hospitals.
As a board-certified psychiatrist who also provides psychotherapy, I received advanced training at the Columbia University and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Centers. I'm a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.
My practice is patient-centered and evidence-based. I believe very strongly in the power of the patient-doctor relationship. My clinical philosophy can be best described as an attempt to place a person's symptoms in the context of an understanding of them as an individual, taking into consideration their development, personality, and life narrative.
A safe place will be made between us where great work will be done--to give dignity to the commonplace, to let sad and frightened voices sing close to the music of what happens, to set free.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
M.D., with Honors in Psychiatry
The Commonwealth Medical College
Cert., Transference-Focused Psychotherapy
Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center
Post-Baccalureate Studies, Clinical Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Cert., Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
B.S., cum laude, Biological Sciences and Cognitive Studies
About the Office
My office is located in the Kenmawr apartment building, located at 401 Shady Avenue, at the corner of Walnut and Shady Avenue. Parking is available on the street. The building sits back from the street corner and has glass doors at the entrance.
It is located three short blocks from bus stops at Shady and Fifth Avenues and four blocks from the East Busway, East Liberty Station.
Please enter through the lobby. A doorman will be there to greet you. The office is located on the first floor, up a small flight of stairs, to the right, suite D-103.
Accepted Insurance Plans
BlueCross and BlueShield (e.g., Highmark) Plans
UPMC Health Plan
New Patient Consultation: $300
Follow-Up Treatment: $200