WELCOME. While a healthy mind can weather the stresses of our environment, mental illness can shatter that capacity. It can disturb our thoughts, unbalance our behaviors, and destabilize our lives. With peace in our minds, we can gain peace in our bodies and typically, our lives follow suit.
As a board-certified psychiatrist, my goal is to provide thorough, empathetic, and evidence-based psychiatric care. While medication can be helpful in some situations, it may be less effective in others. Working with each person individually, and using a variety of modalities where appropriate—psychotherapy, stress-reducing behavioral techniques and herbal supplements among them—we will rebuild and strengthen the foundation for a peaceful mind. I believe that this integrative approach allows for a more durable recovery—as opposed to a quick fix—and sets the stage for a long-term healing process and recovery.
At our first visit, I will provide a thorough and confidential psychiatric evaluation to understand and determine the factors contributing to the main issue(s). We will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders, and then, after identifying any organic issues that might be contributing factors, we will look at lifestyle, nutrition and behavioral patterns. This multifaceted approach allows for a more in-depth discovery, and can uncover additional paths to expansive healing.
If you have any questions along the way, please let me know.
Areas of Interest:
- acute/chronic depression
- bipolar disorder
- anxiety disorders
- postpartum depression
- addiction/substance abuse
- adjustment disorder
- loss or grief
- personality disorders
- eating disorders
- sleep issues
I have a certificate in perinatal mood disorders.
Dr. Ackerman is not currently accepting new patients.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. –M. Scott Peck