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Dalton Psychiatric Services - Meet Dr. Dalton

I am a psychiatrist with a private practice located on the north side of Indianapolis, in Hamilton County.  While I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents,  I welcome people of all ages into my practice.

My interest in behavior and emotions began in high school with my first psychology class.  That interest continued to grow in college, as I obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University.  I also became fascinated with the medical field, and was especially intrigued by the preventative philosophies and holistic approach of osteopathic medicine (click here to learn more about osteopathic medicine).  I earned my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences' College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO.  My interest in child and adolescent psychiatry was formed during my clinical rotations in medical school, when I began to understand the great need for quality providers in the field.  It was very rewarding to see people of all ages improve their functioning at work, school, home, and all other areas of their lives with the aid of their mental health provider.

As a general psychiatry resident at the University of Louisville, I developed a broad knowledge of brain development, psychotherapy, and pharmacology.  I learned the ways in which genetics and the environment interact to affect our brain chemistry and our mental state.  I also received excellent psychotherapy supervision, and further solidified my desire to perform therapy in my own practice, in addition to medication management.

I then decided to further my training in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Indiana University.  I learned about typical and atypical child development, and how to appropriately handle the often difficult to manage childhood behavioral and emotional disorders.  I also learned that many treatments that are effective for adults simply do not work for kids, and discovered the importance of adhering to evidence-based practices.

I am committed to continuing to expand my knowledge in this field, and to staying up to date with the most effective treatments available.  As a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I am constantly reviewing the most recent published research.  This dedication will allow me to provide the highest quality care to anyone who walks through my door.