Consultation, Therapy, and Medication
My goal is to provide compassionate, non-judgmental, comprehensive, high quality care tailored to meet your individual needs. You need someone who is patient, willing to listen and to take the time to understand what you are going through. I will take the time to get to know you, to answer your questions, and to learn about your goals related to relationships and family, support networks, paid or volunteer work, personal interests, spirituality, functioning and quality of life, physical health and wellness. Then, together we can decide on a plan that works for you.
I use an integrated approach to treatment that combines education with various therapy techniques (such as cognitive-behavioral, exposure and response prevention, psychodynamic, mindfulness, family systems, motivational interviewing, social and organizational skills, parenting enhancement skills, existential, emotion-focused, and addiction recovery techniques) and medication management as may benefit your needs. I will care for you as a person, not as a diagnosis.
For some, therapy alone may be the best option. In other cases, adding a medication appropriate to you and your symptoms can enhance the benefits of therapy and improve your overall well-being. I can provide all aspects of treatment or coordinate with another therapist.
Though our work together is confidential, I strongly believe in collaborating with your family and the other professionals in your life as this typically leads to more efficient and accurate sharing of information and produces change more quickly. Your written permission is required before I may talk with anyone, such as family, teachers, primary care doctors, other specialists, therapists, clergy, daycare providers, and others you would like involved in your care. By working closely with the other important people in your life, I can provide you truly individualized care.
When engaged in therapy with me, visits may vary from twice weekly to every two weeks as appropriate for your needs. When therapy is administered by another therapist, I will require communication with your therapist to coordinate care between your medication therapy visits.
If starting a new medication, you may be asked to schedule more frequently to monitor tolerability and side effects of the prescribed medicine. Once you or your child appear stable and fully adjusted to the new medication, appointments can be extended to a more periodic basis, such as one to three months apart, depending on our agreed upon treatment plan. Treatment duration and frequency fluctuates on a patient-by-patient basis.
I do not provide crisis or emergency services though I make every effort to be available to my established patients if an after-hours crisis occurs in order to help coordinate their care. For psychiatric emergencies that require you to be seen in person, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital and ask for the psychiatrist on-call.
I do not perform Forensic Evaluations or Disability Evaluations.
Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group of the Carolinas
7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The usual holidays are observed.
For appointment scheduling, rescheduling, or cancellation, and for medication refills, including controlled substance refills, please call the Eastover office.