Therapists and psychiatrists want the same thing: for our clients to be well. We don’t always get the chance to work together. I wanted to see what we could do to bridge the gap between us. I interviewed a psychiatrist friend of mine, Dr. Jess Beachkofsky, about what it’s like to be a psychiatrist, what she’s focusing on during her appointments and how we can help. You can check out Dr. Jess’ website and information in the show notes below.
Dr. Jess’ links
About Dr. Jess Beachkofsky (from her beachhealthmd.com)
Dr. Jessica Beachkofsky is a board-certified psychiatrist and Florida native. She spent over a decade in the military and has experience ranging from running an inpatient psychiatric unit as the medical director and teaching within the graduate medical education system to caring for outpatients in virtual clinics.
Dr. Beachkofsky went to the University of South Florida in Tampa for her undergraduate Biomedical Science degree and graduated with her medical degree from Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 2008. She completed her residency in Psychiatry in 2012 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Beachkofsky was board certified in 2012 by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is currently in good standing with certification requirements.
Dr. Beachkofsky understands the importance of a balanced approach to mental health care which takes into account a person’s unique situation in life as well as any other medical issues or complicated history that they bring with them. She is particularly passionate about serving people going through life transitions whether graduating from college, moving across the country, or becoming a parent.
Dr. Beachkofsky’s focus is on Positive Psychiatry but she is also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, supportive and insight oriented therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. It is her goal to help people to make treatment decisions that align with their values through education and guidance, whether with medications, therapy, or both. She is most effective with patients that are motivated to take an active, engaged stance in their mental wellness with a goal to graduate for care when ready.
Dr. Beachkofsky is optimistic, engaging, and outcome-oriented. Her practice philosophy is driven by knowledge and insight and she knows that growth and change take hard work and dedication. She loves working with patients to help them become the best versions of themselves and to optimize their mental wellness. She is the owner of Beach Health MD and is ready for you to reach out today (as long as you are a Florida resident!).