Alex D. Michelson, M.D.  


Care Philosophy
In our practice we tend to listen for the most important needs of our patients. Accordingly, necessary adjustments are made from social, psychological and pharmacological standpoints. The ultimate goal of therapy is to develop coping and social skills for optimal functioning. Supportive therapy is provided in the beginning of treatment and in all emergency situations. When patients develop a substantial strength and insight into their life situations, cognitive and psychodynamic therapies are implemented. Group therapy can be recomended after 2 or 3 visits to the office for individual or couple sessions.



Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry, Intensive Outpatient Program
Special interest is associated with legal issues, including evaluations and testimony in disability-conflicting employment, malpractice, hospital standards, sexual harassment, retirement defense and will conflicts. Psychopharmacology evaluations,family and individual counseling are provided during therapy sessions.
We provide outpatient treatment on site for addictions and behavioral health diagnoses. Dr. Michelson is certified to treat opioid dependance with Suboxone and Subutex. Examples of opioid based compounds include, but are not limited to heroin and opium. Some prescription pain medications such as Vicodin, Norco or Percocet may also create opioid addiction. Comprehensive treatment in our office comprising medications, group and individual therapy usually produces a successful recovery.