About Me

Credentials

  • Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry

  • Licensed to practice medicine in Wisconsin and Michigan

  • On the Board of Directors of Mom's Mental Health Initiative

  • Member of the American Psychiatric Association

  • Member of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association

  • Psychiatric Training: University of Michigan

  • Medical Training: Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship: Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, Society, & Foundation

My Story

While I started private practice in Milwaukee (and continue to see patients there), I now live in Madison, WI and work both in both communities. With the move to Madison, I can now teach trainees in psychiatry, pharmacists, and medical students at the University of Wisconsin and participate in educational efforts in such topics as existential philosophy and the psychology of spirituality and religion.

I've been interested for many years in the interplay between physical and emotional health, mindfulness and meditation, and creativity and the arts. Other longstanding interests include mythology, the impact of childhood experience on adult identity, and the professional and identity development of medical students and residents.

My current interests include the integration of depth psychology (e.g. Carl Jung) with evidence based medicine, understanding how individuals and their therapists may collude to minimize problems and troubles, Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian psychological symbolism, and several meditative practices including nondual awareness.

I have worked in a wide variety of practice settings including outpatient, inpatient, emergency, forensic, and consultation/liaison.

I have led groups and taught invited classes to medical and psychiatric residents and faculty. I have worked closely with and have provided supervision to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other trainees.

Practicing medicine, especially in solo practice, has its challenges. But I feel truly privileged, still, to call myself a physician. It’s very gratifying and a tremendous honor when patients share their lives with and place their trust in me.