I started my training by completing medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed my psychiatry residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. For the first three years of my career I worked at St. Luke's Hospital both as Associate Training Director and as a general outpatient psychiatrist for patients, including those living with serious mental illness.
My career has been most focused on the LGBTQ population serving as both President of AGLP: The Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists and Director of Psychiatry at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, one of the largest LGBTQ Medical Centers in the world. Part of my work is now spent as medical direct of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). In addition, I have a board certification in Addiction Medicine.
I have expert training in both psychotherapy and medication management and can provide either or both depending on need. Some examples of the reasons why people see me are:
Treatment of depression, anxiety, mood, and psychotic symptoms
Gay men’s mental health needs
LGBTQ relationship issues
Coming Out to family, friends, or work
Questioning and exploration of sexual orientation
Sex Therapy - All sexual orientations and gender identities
Substance use concerns including opioid treatment