I am Board Certified in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. My role as a psychiatrist is to help and support my patients and their families by being empathetic to their struggles and employing evidence-based treatments.
Originally from Brazil and having lived in multiple countries prior to moving to the US, I have a particular interest in cultural diversity and work with patients in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I love to travel, try different restaurants with my husband and family, and take my dog for a walk in the park.
An essential part of my role is to gather information by listening, observing, and obtaining a comprehensive history and then collaboratively developing the right treatment plan with my patient. My ultimate goal is to improve my patient’s quality of life long term.
Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology at the University of Miami, I then obtained my medical degree from Ross University, graduating with High Honors. I completed my General Psychiatry residency at West Virginia University and Child Psychiatry fellowship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Prior to joining Decatur Family Psychiatry, I worked at Emory University’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program where I directed the ADHD clinic, taught doctors in training and collaborated in multiple research projects. I have also worked at the Emory Autism Center, where I helped children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I specialize in treating children, adolescents, and adults with a broad range of psychiatric disorders. My areas of focus include ADHD, Mood, and Anxiety Disorders.