Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Iyer is a firm believer in the therapeutic value of establishing a trusting and respectful relationship with her patient. With a holistic, non-judgmental and gentle approach, she focuses her efforts on getting to understand the patient prior to formulating a treatment plan. Her approach is collaborative and thorough, exploring a patient’s biological, psychological and social factors before determining the next best step, which may or may not include judicious use of medications and genetic testing . She is also a practitioner of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

She treats all adult mental health illnesses with a special interest in women’s mental health, including those patients in the peri- and post- partum stages. She enjoys working with patients of various cultural backgrounds. She has expertise in working with patients with various conditions, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, substance abuse and trauma. She also strives to improve the quality of life for patients who are suffering from serious medical illnesses, such as malignancies, fibromyalgia and heart disease.

Her practice consists of only a small number of patients with whom she works closely. This allows her to truly get to know each patient, allowing each the time he or she needs to truly be heard and understood.