Welcome to Dr. Fink’s website. Here you can find out more about Dr. Fink and her practice as well as connect to information about the books she has written and her blog. You can also contact the office to schedule appointments, request medication refills, and fill out forms before your first appointment. Please let us know what you find helpful and if there are additional services we can provide here.
About Dr. Fink
Dr. Fink is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in several areas including mood disorders and dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and mental illness. She treats children, teens and adults, with expertise in autism, pediatric bipolar disorder, and mental health issues in school settings.Read more
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What happens at a psychiatric evaluation?
A psychiatric evaluation is a chance for Dr. Fink to meet the child and family, to obtain important history and medical information and to get to know the child in a bit more detail. It is usually just talking and playing. Dr. Fink asks the family to fill out some paperwork both before and after the first visit to help her understand the concerns and challenges facing a child and his or her family. If you have submitted other testing or reports Dr. Fink will review those as well.
The evaluation will end with a discussion of Dr. Fink’s observations, assessments and recommendations, as well as answering any questions or concerns that the child or family has raised. Sometimes there will be a need for more meetings before making firm treatment decisions but you will always leave with plan that everyone understands and is comfortable with.