I do my best to answer all phone calls in a timely manner. If you have an emergency during “off hours”, you may try reaching me via cell phone. If I am unavailable via cell phone, you may leave me a message or call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240.
The information we discuss in our sessions is held in strict confidentiality. By law, it may not be revealed to anyone without written consent, except in the rare instance that you are deemed an imminent danger to yourself or others.
I am not a “participating provider” on any insurance panels. I am, however, happy to advocate with you and on your behalf to help you obtain all the insurance benefits to which you are entitled under the provisions of your particular insurance plan.
Over the course of my 20+ years on the Volunteer Clinical Faculty at the UCSD School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, I have presented a number of workshops, colloquia, courses, and seminars. Some of these were geared towards the community at large; others towards allied mental health professionals; and yet others towards medical professionals spanning first year medical students to senior psychiatry residents in their final year of training.
I am fluent in Spanish and Hebrew and am able to conduct therapy in those languages.
As a psychiatrist, I am able to prescribe medications and integrate them into patient care when beneficial and mutually agreed upon, but only as a complement to and never as a substitute for the important work of psychotherapy.
I generally see patients age 16 and older, though I frequently work with families whose children are much younger as well. In addition to my work with adults, couples, and families, I have experience in working with young adults through Student Health Services at universities including UCLA, UCSD, SDSU, and Point Loma Nazarene University.