Treatment

My treatment approach is empathetic, nonjudgmental, and humanistic. I prioritize evidence-based approaches.

Initial Evaluation - An initial phone call allows me to answer questions about my practice and determine if my services are right for you. 

Comprehensive Evaluation - The first appointment is a 90-minute comprehensive evaluation, after which I will provide a diagnostic assessment and individualized treatment plan. This can be broken up into two 45-minute sessions. 

Psychotherapy - This is an important component of treatment for some patients. The modality of therapy will depend on the individual patient and the different problems being addressed. I use Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction approaches. 

Psychopharmacology - My background in academic medicine and research ensures an expansive knowledge of different medications and their uses. I work with patients to find the right medications when appropriate.  

©2019 by Alejandro Ramirez, MD PhD