FAINA NOVOSOLOV, M.D.
M Y P R A C T I C E
Finding the right therapist or psychiatrist for you is a very personal
decision. I am happy to talk by phone or schedule an initial consultation
to provide you with a better sense of my style and approach.
I generally see patients once or twice a week for 50-minute sessions.
The initial session is one hour and fifty minutes long to give me more
time to get to know you and conduct a thorough interview. If we feel
that medications would be helpful, we can start those in conjunction
with therapy. I also see patients for medication management alone as well,
usually every 4-6 weeks. All my follow-up sessions are 50 minutes long,
whether we're doing weekly therapy or monthly medication management.
My style is to get to know the full patient and have longer check-ins to
get a pulse on things. Both therapy and medications have been shown
to be highly effective for many conditions. However, studies consistently
show that the combination produces the best results.
I strongly believe that no matter how stuck you may feel, therapy can
provide lasting insight and change in all areas of your life -- including
intimate relationships, friendships, family and career. We can discuss
together which approach might work best for you.