Author: Linda

    Since I'm starting my own private practice, I had my last day of seeing patients at my prior job a few weeks ago.  If you ever wondered, yes, your psychiatrist does feel sad at saying goodbye, and yes, your psychiatrist will miss you. I am filled...

I'll be honest.  The concept of coaching never entered my mind before. As a trained therapist and psychiatrist, I was focused on healing from within my training, and helping to the mental health of my patients.  I love being a physician and helping others heal and...

Back in my psychiatry residency training, one fundamental teaching of becoming a doctor was the need to be a blank screen for patients to project their deepest thoughts, fears, and desires onto. It is a tenet that is held very closely by many clinicians -...

There are many challenges of finding a therapist. I realize I’m skipping many steps (dealing with insurance, getting a list of providers or recommendations from trusted sources, getting calls back from providers, etc.). However once you are at the stage of choosing a therapist, a...

I met with my patient for a follow up. She came to me for her first visit last week, one month post-partum from delivering her first baby. She was struggling and she did not quite know where to go. She described feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious,...