My interest in the human mind and emotional life stems from medical school and my fascination with Sigmund Freud, father of Psychoanalysis. I studied Psychoanalysis during my residency in Psychiatry, wanting to understand how our unconscious mind operates. Later, during many years of practice, I studied short term insight oriented psychotherapy and have developed my own approach to therapy.
I enjoy working with people and over the years I have had much success in helping people resolve emotional issues while promoting healthy functioning.
In addition to therapy approach, I have significant experience in doing various types of Psychiatric Evaluations, Consultations and Couples Counseling.
I support the use of our group therapies, work with psychologists and other mental health professionals. Click Here to schedule an appointment!
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine
Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
Graduated February 1973
Diploma of Medical Doctor
Certified Medical School Diploma (F.L.E.X. exam in Los Angeles)
Long Beach, California
One Year Rotating Internship
University of California, Irvine
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
Los Alamitos Medical Center
3571 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
St. Mary Medical Center
1050 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
2776 Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Bel Vista Convalescent (S.N.F.), Crofton Manor (B&C), Palmcrest House (B&C), Colonial Care Center, Broadway By The Sea, Empress Rehabilitation, Long Beach, California
Clinical Instructor at U.C. Irvine
Present V.A. Medical Center, Long Beach
American Psychiatric Association, member since 1979
Orange County Psychiatric Society, member since 1988