I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in biology. I received my medical education at Southwestern Medical School, part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas (now UTSouthwestern). After graduation, I was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, Department of Medicine and proudly served four years, first at the Naval Hospital San Diego in the capacity of intern in psychiatry and then at the Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi where I received specialized training in aerospace medicine.
After leaving the military, I practiced general medicine for one year prior to beginning specialty training in psychiatry at Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Following three and a half years training at Timberlawn, I started my private practice in the Dallas area in 1993. I am board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
The scope of my practice includes comprehensive evaluation and treatment of all emotional disorders of adults.
People often find that therapy with a psychiatrist is different – perhaps because of the depth of training and experience it takes to become one. I’ve had extensive psychoanalytic training, and supervise young psychiatrists as they learn how to do psychotherapy. Doing psychotherapy is a skill and an art, and a wonderful way to help others.
In the presence of a good therapist, you will never feel judged – you will experience being listened to and understood more deeply than ever before.