I have over twenty years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. I place a premium on thorough and comprehensive initial evaluation to ensure adequacy of the diagnostic assessment and, therefore, the appropriateness and indication for treatment recommendations. I am deliberate in my effort to engage the patient in the process in ways that facilitate their subjective agenda and concerns while also taking the time to derive the necessary historical information to make an accurate diagnostic formulation. I support parents and school districts in appreciating the educational needs of the child or teen in school. I do not discriminate based on the presenting diagnostic issues and do not avoid cases that may be marked by a high degree of complexity or acuity or cases marked by dissonance or conflict. I provide diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management as well as individual therapy for adults, children and adolescents and conjoint parent consultation.
Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Portsmouth, NH. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.