My practice philosophy is to provide high quality patient-centered care by being your supporter and advocate, offering a variety of evidence-based treatment options, and only using medications when necessary. I believe in treating psychiatric disorders using a multi modal approach based on the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual model.
I completed college at Emory University in 2007, studying biology and sociology and obtained Master's in Public Health Degree at the University of New Mexico followed by my Medical Doctorate degree in 2012. I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society representing the top 25% of my medical school class. After medical school, I moved to Boston, MA to complete psychiatry residency training at the number one psychiatry residency program in the country, Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital / McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency. I moved to Charleston in 2016 to complete an addiction psychiatry fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina. I completed specialized training in Motivational Interviewing, Mentalization Based Therapy, Good Psychiatric Management for Borderline Personality Disorder, and couples therapy. I have had a very active research career, presenting 20 different research projects at national scientific meetings and having 16 published manuscripts in national medical journals. My main passion in psychiatry revolves around my interest in using animals to alleviate symptoms of psychiatric disorders and can prescribe emotional support animals when appropriate.