Always warm, respectful and compassionate, Dr. Bauman is especially known for her ability to talk to children and teens. “In the case of treating a child or teenager, I am working with them and with their family. It is important we work together as a team. Obviously, there may be some differences of opinion. That is not unusual. What is important is that we all arrive at a plan of action that is comfortable for everyone. I will work with each child and their family to develop a unique and comfortable therapeutic approach designed to address their specific needs.”
Please note that at the present time, Dr. Bauman is providing primarily medication management on an on-going basis although she does have some psychotherapy patients. In part this is due to the structure of many health insurance plans, but also reflects the tremendous need in our community for experts in psychopharmacology. “Given the tremendous number of requests for medication management, I am not able to do traditional weekly psychotherapy with every patient myself. Fortunately, there are many excellent therapists in our community that I have worked with frequently, people I trust to give excellent care. We can discuss possible recommendations for therapists if you do not already have one. And in each and every session, I do provide brief, goal-directed psychotherapy.”
“As a former pediatrician and as a parent myself, I truly understand the concern and uneasiness that surround taking your child to see a psychiatrist. These feelings are even more pronounced when considering the possibility of medication.” Note that a family will never feel pressure to start or add a medication, but it is important to know that the option is available under Dr. Bauman’s care. If continuing care or medication management is needed, the family and Dr. Bauman will work as a team to determine the best course of action and frequency of visits.