We’re moving!

By |2019-04-04T21:52:49+00:00April 4th, 2019|Announcements|

Our practice in on the move. (But not to worry, we're only moving over a few feet!) There are exciting changes on the horizon for Integrative Psychiatry Austin. On May 1, we will be moving the Westlake office from the Neurobehavioral Institute of Austin into [...]

First things first

By |2018-09-30T01:21:24+00:00October 4th, 2018|Dreams, Psychotherapy|

John was very depressed. In therapy, he had not discovered anything moving about himself. One day, he was telling me about his daily routine. He would go to bed late at night watching Netflix and then would struggle to wake up in the morning. To [...]

What’s up with all the wandering

By |2018-09-29T21:43:46+00:00September 29th, 2018|Holistic Medicine|

Our body has many nerves that come out of our spinal cord and perform various functions, from controlling our muscles to carrying pain sensations. There are twelve nerves that emerge directly from our brain and brain stem. These are called the cranial nerves, and [...]

Getting off Medications?

By |2018-09-29T21:38:12+00:00June 24th, 2018|Holistic Medicine|

It is on a daily basis that I get consulted about using alternative modalities to treat various mental health difficulties. By alternatives, I mean “other than the conventional psychotropic interventions”. Following are the points to consider when thinking about treatment options.  -Mental health problems come [...]

Should we be medicating stress?

By |2017-03-07T16:45:02+00:00August 22nd, 2015|Holistic Medicine|

The past few decades of medical research have shown unequivocally that those with chronic stressors in their lives are more vulnerable to disease. Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that may ultimately manifest an illness. The illness can be physical (like heart [...]

The healing power of spontaneity

By |2017-03-07T16:49:04+00:00June 7th, 2014|Psychotherapy|

Spontaneity is a voluntary or undetermined action. It is frequently observed that in difficult times, spontaneity disappears. A state akin to freezing up happens. Security is desired. Predictability is desired. Spontaneous decisions tend to be a trade off for more predictable decisions; yet both [...]