Meet Ashok J Bharucha, MD, MA

Training Background and Treatment Orientation

I am a graduate of the internationally renowned McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School, and possess additional specialty training in geriatric psychiatry from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.

I approach my work from an existential and humanistic perspective that attempts to integrate the biological, developmental, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of your life experience. With nearly 30 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience at some of the finest institutions in the country, I believe firmly that best outcomes are achieved through a combination of talk therapy (psychotherapy) and psychoactive medications (psychopharmacology). Unlike most practices, the duration and frequency of your visits will be solely determined by the appropriate level of clinical care needed, not insurance payment considerations. The initial visit (and more, if needed) will be purely consultative, and will serve to develop a treatment plan that is commensurate with your treatment goals, extent of commitment to the therapeutic process, and any financial considerations that may apply. No physician-patient relationship will be considered to be established until both parties mutually agree to move forward. If I am not well-suited to your needs, I will make every attempt to connect you to a more appropriate referral, within the confines of your insurance coverage.