I am a Mayo Clinic and Harvard-trained psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. I discovered a love for the humanities—notably literature and philosophy—early in life due to the profound way in which they helped me to understand and appreciate the human condition. This eventually merged with an interest in medicine and a desire to help improve people's lives. My interactions with patients tend to be relational and existentially-oriented, focusing heavily on personal growth and empowerment within a larger context of meaning and values.
After completing my undergraduate and medical school education on full-tuition academic scholarships, I completed my medical residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington where I served as chief resident and graduated with a distinction in advanced psychotherapy; I also completed training at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute. Currently, I hold a faculty appointment at UW as a clinical instructor training future generations of doctors and am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
My services include existential psychotherapy, pharmacologic treatment, and coaching/personal development. Please see my website to learn more about my practice. I look forward to hearing from you!