After practicing psychiatry for 15 years, I saw psychiatry going down the wrong path, a path where psychiatrists only prescribe drugs while social workers and psychologists do therapy. In 1997, he received his PhD from Cornell University where he developed a biological/psychological/social model for psychiatric treatment that also recognized cultural and spiritual aspects.
Medication may often miraculously diminish or eliminate symptoms. Despite the importance of intensive psychotherapy in healing, patients must first be stabilized on medications. It is then that I work with patients in individual, marital, family, or group therapies. We create a space of trust where a more profound healing can occur. Psychotherapy is messy, scary and unpredictable. Each patient’s treatment is truly unique. We work to nurture a more resilient and less judgmental core identity. As treatment progresses patients may experience a personal or spiritual rebirth.