Barry Ostrow, MD
Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
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- Relationship issues
- Fears & Phobias
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Loss or Grief
- Men's Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Trauma & PTSD
About My Practice
It has been over 35 years since I began practicing Psychiatry. For the past 30 years my practice has also included Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic thinking considers one's development, dreams, and unconscious life. It deepens the evaluation and psychotherapy whether sessions are once a week or four times a week.
Therapy is a joint undertaking for both a patient and a therapist. It is an adventure and challenge. The therapist and patient are affected and changed by the process. It allows for a deeper emotional understanding and appreciation for who one is; how much more one can become. It can be a profound time in one's life. Psychotropic medications (which I am comfortble prescribing) can be an important component of treatment. They can be used in ways that do not disrupt the goals of psychotherapy and at the same time advance the treatment process.
My professional work has been in mental health centers, psychiatric and medical hospitals, and for many years in a private outpatient practice. All of these experiences have contributed to my understanding of psychological stressors and many helpful interventions.
Years in Practice
University of Michigan Undergraduate
University of Michigan Medical School
Tulane University Dept of Psychiatry
Psychoanalytic Educational Center of Carolinas
American Psychoanalytic Association
North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society
American Psychiatric Association
Accepting New Clients