Psychiatrists (medical doctors that go through a minimum of years of medical school and 4 years of residency to specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness) have expertise in therapy and psychopharmacology, which includes the use of medications to help regulate mood and behavior. Medications can be helpful in the treatment of a number of conditions including depression, anxiety, psychosis, PTSD, and more. The psychiatrist will work with you to prescribe medications most appropriate for your diagnosis and symptoms, while attempting to limit negative side effects. The goal is to help you return to being the best version of yourself. She integrates brief therapeutic techniques into all of her sessions as necessary and may also recommend lifestyle changes and supplements if appropriate.