Dr. Zorica Filipovic-Jewell is dually certified in General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. As such, she has unique expertise and clinical skills to diagnose and treat a variety of psychiatric conditions.
Striving to excellence, Dr. Filipovic-Jewell applies her skills and experience to create unique treatment approach to accommodate individual needs and concerns of each patient.
• Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
•Consultations and Second Opinion
DIAGNOSTIC AND CLINICAL
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
With the strong background in Psychosomatic Medicine, collaboratively with primary or specialty providers, Dr. FIlipovic-Jewell treats patients with variety of medical conditions, such as: pain, transplant, HIV, cancer, eating disorders, neurological disorders, perinatal issues among others.
ADHD/ADD disorders in adults can be more difficult to diagnose than in children, as symptoms of mood or anxiety disorder can be misdiagnosed as an ADHD. With establishing clear diagnosis and the right combination of treatment, Dr. Filipovic-Jewell can help you advance your life and career.
Psychiatric Disorders in Medically Ill
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting more than 16 million adults. Dr. Filipovic-Jewell uses individual approach to treat depression because of her years of experience in dealing with the many different forms of this disorder. Through your work together, you will gain an insight into pathways that led you to this experience and ways to manage it and hopefully prevent it in the future.
Variety of anxiety disorders can contribute to disruptive feelings of unease or worry, such as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic disorder, PTSD, OCD. As a highly skilled clinician, Dr. Filipovic-Jewell utilizes evidence based CBT treatment and/or medication management in her approach of treating anxiety disorders. Skills that patients gain during the treatment will last the lifetime.
Bipolar disorder is a life-long condition, but with the right combination of therapy and medication patients can manage the chronic nature of symptoms and lead fulfilling and productive lives. With Dr. Filipovic-Jewell's care and monitoring, mood oscilations are quickly addressed and well maintained. Bipolar disorder can be well controlled condition, rather than debilitating disorder.
For many women, changes that can take place during and after reproductive years, can trigger emotional disregulation, often poorly tolerated. Dr. FIlipovic-Jewell has extensive experience treating women with premenstrual symptoms (PMDD), during or post-fertility treatments, postpartum mood or anxiety disorders or emotional difficulties during the menopause.
Working on a realistic body image, self-worth and self-appreciation are central areas that you will be working on.
Addiction is chronic and often debilitating condition. We use individually tailored therapy (at times involving family therapy and education) with the goal of patients gaining insight, support and utilizing healthier coping skills. Treating underlying mood and anxiety disorders, if any and at times treating urges with medication is an option in treatment plan, as well. Motivation for change is a key to success! Please call our office if you are ready to make changes and need help with addiction.
Substance Use Disorders
Most people occasionally experience sleeping problems due to stress, hectic schedules, and other outside influences. However, when these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they may indicate a sleeping disorder.
Between 50 and 70 million people in the United States have a sleep disorder, which ranges from insomnia to excessive daytime sleepiness. One third of adult Americans report sleeping less than 7 hours.
When sleep disorders aren’t caused by another condition, treatment normally involves a combination of medical treatment and lifestyle changes.
Marital/Relationship Related Stress
Marriage counseling, also called couples therapy, is a type of psychotherapy.
Dr. FIlipovic-Jewell helps couples recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. You will be provided with a safe environment to express yourself and discuss challenging issues that interfere with your relationship.
Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their partnership and gain a better understanding of each other. Marriage counseling can also help couples who plan to get married. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and iron out differences before marriage.
Most people experience work-rel ated stress in the form of tension or anxiety at some point in time, regardless of their industry or career. Work is considered #1 stressor in general population. If chronic and poorly managed, it can take a toll on your well-being. Whatever your work demands are, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself from the damaging effects of stress, improve your job satisfaction, and your well-being overall.
Dr. Filipovic-Jewell is a very kind psychiatrist and clearly very dedicated to patient care. She has been guiding me, and challenging me in a positive way. Thanks to her, today I am successful and fulfilled in most aspects of my life. I am so thankful to have found Dr. Filipovic-Jewell.
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