I am a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at Stanford University. I conducted my adult psychiatric training at Emory University and my child and adolescent psychiatric training at Stanford University. I have been practicing psychiatry for years and am board-certified in general psychiatry.
I have participated in a number of research studies, published scientific articles on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and authored the learning disorder chapter in Treating Adolescents, "A step-by-step guidance for the effective clinical treatment of specific disorders." I serve as a selected contributor for the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) "Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives." blog. As a frequent speaker, I have presented on a number of mental health topics including pediatric bipolar disorder, social media, cyber-bullying, sports psychiatry, cultural psychiatry and global mental health. I also co-teach an undergraduate psychology class at Stanford University called "Mental Health in Collegiate Athletes".
I have trained extensively in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and T.E.A.M. Therapy with Dr. David Burns, MD at Stanford University. I employ mindfulness and other treatment modalities as well, often working collaboratively with families to find the perfect approach. These treatment methods, if performed effectively, can improve a significant variety of psychological and psychiatric disorders.
As a member of Stanford University Hospital's Eating Disorder Program, I am regularly consulted by teens and their families for "Family-Based Therapy", also called the "Maudsley Approach". This is the most evidence-based treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
My work has encompassed a wide variety of patients, including those dealing with complicated and life-altering ADHD, severe depression, and crippling anxiety. I have also had the unique experience of working closely with Division I college/high school athletes and entrepreneurs/founders in Silicon Valley, helping them improve their performance and cope with their high-stress environments.
Jeanne Spurlock Fellowship (AACAP)
Young Leaders Award (AACAP)
Donald J. Cohen Fellowship (International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions)
I serve the Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Redwood City, Mountain View, Cupertino, San Jose, and Los Gatos.