Services

As a licensed professional psychiatric nurse practitioner, I aim to offer mental health services to meet my patients’ specific needs. I’m highly committed to offering high quality care to the New York community. It’s taken me years of hard work to get where I am today, to the point where I can say your health is in good hands.

Diagnostic evaluations

This is the initial appointment and it gives us a chance to get to know more about each other. During this appointment, I will gather information to make a thorough assessment of your mental health needs and offer guidelines for treatment modalities.

Medication management

This is the initial appointment and it gives us a chance to get to know more about each other. During this appointment, I will gather information to make a thorough assessment of your mental health needs and offer guidelines for treatment modalities.

Cognitive behavioral therapy

I have experience in providing cognitive behavioral therapy services as a part of your treatment plan, using the techniques in conjuction with other treatments based on your personal mental health needs.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD affects both adults and children in many ways and has a great impact on your overall quality of life. My years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient – most recently at Ahead – have given me a foundation to help you find the best treatment course for your life.

Child and adolescent care

I started my career working as a child and adolescent nurse at Bellevue Hospital, dealing with a wide range of issues. This experience has laid the foundation for my therapeutic approach. My work with youth has molded me into the clinician that I am today. Building an atmosphere of trust and comfort is vital to the mental healthcare of anyone, and this is especially true of child and adolescent care. I work hard to build and maintain this environment for my young patients.

LGBTQIA services

Understanding and incorporating your personal identity and experiences is a cornerstone of my treatment philosophy. The mental health needs of members of the LGBTQIA community are unique and require special consideration and accommodation when determining a viable plan for care and treatment, and I will work with you to find and understand what your specific needs are.

Medical marijuana

I’m a NYS Licensed Medical Marijuana Prescriber, and can incorporate medical marijuana into your medication management plan if we determine that it may be beneficial as a part of your treatment. The most recent research on medical marijuana has revealed many areas of patient care that may be aided by its use. I want the patients in my care to feel comfortable discussing any possible treatments with me, including the use of medical marijuana as a part of your treatment plan.

Ketamine

I make use of ketamine in compound form. This is tailored to you – the patient – to use at home for a variety of disorders. These include major depressive disorder (treatment-resistant or not), anxiety, PTSD, migraines, addictions, and more. I use two different pharmacies, depending on state location: the Art of Medicine based in Pennsylvania and Valor Compounding Pharmacy based in California. The prescription comes in troches/lozenges, nasal sprays, and capsules. We work together to find the right route and dose to work for you.

Please note, if not located in New York, it will need to be self-pay.

Pharmocogenetic testing

Each individual’s genetic make-up impacts the effectiveness of medication as well as his or her sensitivity to potential adverse drug reactions. Through gene testing, I can provide a personal genetic profile that will inform my prescription recommendations for you. Having this information helps us be confident that we are pursuing the best course of treatment for your specific needs.

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