I am a conventionally trained physician with a growing knowledge of natural remedies, and a great respect for the innate healing powers of the human body and mind.

After medical school at the University of Texas, I trained in psychiatry at Yale and in medical acupuncture at Harvard. I obtained certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. For many years, I taught alternative, holistic and natural treatment options for anxiety and PTSD as a member of the Yale faculty. And in Nashville, I have served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt and provided consultation to the Osher Center of Integrative Medicine. In May of 2017 I participated in the World’s First Congress of Integrative Medicine in Berlin, Germany.

I started Mindful Medicine in 2011 to bring safe, effective treatments to people seeking relief from anxiety, depression, addiction, and the stress of a hectic life style.