Expertise in Diagnosis and Treatment

I then returned to Indianapolis to complete a two-year child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at IU and Riley Hospital for Children.

I am a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed my postgraduate training in psychiatry at the University of Vermont.

The final year of this four-year psychiatry residency

included special emphasis on psychotherapy.

From 1999-2010, I was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  In 2010, I left my tenured position for private practice in order to devote more time to the clinical care of patients. 

During my tenure, I was Chief of the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital and achieved nationally recognized expertise in the use of medications particularly for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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I am board-certified in Psychiatry and the subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  During my career, I have treated adults and children with the following:  
Anger Management Problems
Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Asperger Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Disruptive Behavior
Eating Disorders
Family Conflict
Impulse-Control Disorders
Intellectual Disability
Mood Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Psychotic Disorders
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Relationship Issues
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Stress Management Problems
Substance-Related Disorders
Tourette Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury

I have experience with the following forms of treatment:

Behavior therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Interpersonal psychotherapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Supportive psychotherapy

I also enjoy collaborating with other physicians, psychologists, and providers of psychotherapy to maximize patient outcome.