Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Ageing; Ageing; Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychiatry
In my journey as a Filipino immigrant psychiatrist, I have dedicated my life to understanding and alleviating the complexities of the human mind, particularly in the context of adult and geriatric patient populations. My professional experience has been shaped by a deep commitment to providing comprehensive psychiatric care, including specialized expertise in medication management, and individual psychotherapy.
In both inpatient and outpatient settings, I have encountered a diverse range of patients, each with their unique stories and challenges. It is within these interactions that I found my purpose – to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to individuals struggling with mental health issues, especially among the aging population. My work has allowed me to witness the transformative power of personalized treatment plans, which often involve a combination of medication management, and individual psychotherapy.
Furthermore, my practice in medication management has equipped me with the knowledge to prescribe and monitor psychiatric medications tailored to individual needs. I firmly believe in a holistic approach to mental health, integrating medications when necessary to complement the psychotherapeutic aspects of treatment.
Individual psychotherapy forms the cornerstone of my practice, allowing me to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with my patients. Through empathetic listening and evidence-based interventions, I assist my patients in navigating their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. It is immensely gratifying to witness their progress, as they gain insight, develop coping strategies, and regain a sense of control over their lives.
My experiences have not only enriched my professional skills but have also fostered a deep appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit. As a Filipino immigrant, I bring a unique cultural perspective to my practice, enhancing my ability to connect with patients from diverse backgrounds. I understand the significance of cultural competence in mental healthcare and strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment where every individual feels heard, understood, and respected.
Looking forward, I am excited about the prospect of continuing my journey in psychiatry. I am dedicated to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field, ensuring that my patients receive the highest standard of care. My ultimate goal remains unwavering – to improve the mental and emotional well-being of my patients, empowering them to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.