Dr. Fischer works with you to develop a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan incorporating your preferences with regard to medications, psychotherapy and lifestyle considerations.

Psychopharmacology

Medication management, or psychopharmacology, can reduce the symptoms of  mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  While you may choose to rely on medications alone,  psychopharmacology is usually more effective when combined with psychotherapy and/ or making constructive changes in lifestyle. Dr. Fischer will make sure you understand any medications you take, including the potential benefits and the possible side effects. He will also work with you, according to your preferences, to rely on as little medication as possible. 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can help reduce the symptoms of a mental health disorder while also helping you function and feel better.  There are different types of psychotherapies which are helpful for different conditions. Dr Fischer has years of education, training and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).  Dr. Fischer can either provide psychotherapy for you,  or work with your current therapist.

Psychotherapy can help you work toward goals such as:

       Finding freedom from distracting or disruptive thoughts

       Managing  your emotional state and tendencies

       Improving relationships

       Improving function

       Eliminating or changing certain behaviors

       Increasing self awareness and confidence

       Developing a positive psychology

       Regaining happiness and enjoyment of life

Lifestyle Medicine

Although Lifestyle Medicine was once thought to be primarily for physical health, it is now known that evidence based healthy changes to your lifestyle can also improve mental and emotional well-being.  

Lifestyle medicine does not involve the risks or potential side effects of surgeries or medications but can support beneficial changes that can improve your health, well-being and quality of life.  Dr. Fischer will discuss realistic changes you might consider and, with your permission,  will continue to check in with you along the way to discuss new recommendations and support any healthy changes you chose to make.

Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry is a convenient way to access mental health care, including psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy while expending less time and money on transportation. Telepsychiatry has been found to offer improved access to care with effectiveness of treatment and accuracy of diagnoses equivalent  to in-person psychiatry.   Bruce A. Fischer MD conducts appointments via telepsychiatry using advanced technology that keeps your information confidential.

Dr. Bruce A Fischer MD provides individualized treatment of  conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and ADHD for relief from symptoms and improvement in your quality of life.