I have always been interested in working with people with psychological struggles and reducing the existing stigma against mental illness. I particularly like helping children because I feel placing an emphasis on mental well-being early in life will lead to lasting benefits.
As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I am comfortable seeing patients with any psychiatric symptoms. My special interests lie in depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder. I’m particularly interested in patients who have medical issues along with their psychiatric symptoms.
I love the team approach to working with children, especially involving families, schools and pediatricians. I like to focus on the whole person when working with my patients and thinking about physical and mental health together. My training in pediatrics allows me to approach psychiatry from a different perspective.
While I prescribe medications when appropriate, I also have strong interest in using psychotherapy, providing social support and preventing lasting physical effects from any medications that I use. I see patients in the Child Psychiatry Fellows Clinic for medication management and psychotherapy.
I was honored to receive the H.B. Weiss Academic Achievement Award and the Student Excellence in Psychiatry Award for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2016. As a medical student, I was awarded the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholarship. I am also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In my free time, I enjoy running and playing volleyball, which I played in college. I have lived in the Cincinnati area for most of my life.