I am not a run-of-the-mill psychiatrist. In my practice, I am creative and see myself as a bit of a trailblazer — my work includes both traditional and more non-traditional methods, like dream interpretation and providing emotional intelligence training to organizations.
I am a Jamaican-Canadian immigrant to the United States who has practiced medicine in various settings in several cities across the United States. I feel that the strength of my background allows me to bring a sharp-minded, cosmopolitan, multicultural perspective to the sensitive and serious issues that my clients are dealing with.
From a young age I have been passionate about helping others. I studied psychology as an undergrad and have spent the last decade focusing on developments in positive psychology, a field dedicated and focused on human flourishing.
Another area of my focus is philosophy. I am an avid reader — a bit of a nerd 😉 — and the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Seneca, Kant, Schopenhauer, Voltaire, Lao Tze, the Dalai Lama, and Confucius, among others, have a big influence on me. I weave the common deep questions and threads that these giants of philosophy have grappled with — like “what is the meaning of life” and “how does one live a good life” — into the work that I do with my clients.
My training as a medical doctor, and specialist training as a psychiatrist, has made me adept at helping people achieve satisfaction and personal excellence.
I counsel my clients to live a balanced lifestyle, and I also try to live one myself. I take care of my body, mind and soul. For example, I have practiced the ancient arts of Shaolin Kung Fu and Qi-gong for several years. These activities help me achieve physical fitness and mental sharpness and clarity. I know each client is different, so each person will have a preferred activity of some sort, but I always encourage physical activity and a meditative activity for my clients.
I share a beautiful home with my partner, and my Bombay cat Fozzy.
- Residency, University of California, Los Angeles, Kern Medical Center
- Residency, St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan
- Doctor of Medicine, Albany Medical College
- Honors Bachelor's Degree of Science with High Distinction, University of Toronto
- Board Certified in Psychiatry, The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
- Certified Emotional Competence Trainer, Equilibrium Dynamics [EQD]
- International Association for the Study of Dreams