Welcome to my website.

The purpose of this website is to provide useful information for both prospective as well as current patients regarding my approach to psychiatric treatment, my professional training and experience, and some helpful resources.

I am a medical doctor and an ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) Board Certified psychiatrist in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. I am also an Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, an active attending psychiatrist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  If you would like to know more about my professional experience and training please visit the Profile section of this website.

If you are considering seeking psychiatric care and are in emotional discomfort, I believe the first task is to assess the nature of the problem(s) and to begin to identify its causes. Then, after establishing a safe, highly confidential, and collaborative working relationship can work begin to understand the many and complex factors which have contributed to the present circumstances.  Ulitmately, the goals of treatment are to achieve relief of symptoms, a deeper understanding of oneself, and  lasting and successful change.