About Dr. Michelson
Dr. Alex D. Michelson is a board certified psychiatrist who completed his psychiatric training at UCI Medical Center and his forensic fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. He has been in private practice in South Orange County since 1997. His areas of expertise are related to general psychiatry, including adult, adolescent and geriatric populations. Psychopharmacology evaluations, family and individual therapy are provided on site. Special interest is associated with medical-legal(forensic) issues, including evaluations and testimony in disability-conflicting employment, malpractice, hospital standards, sexual harassment, retirement defense and will conflicts.
Dr. Alex D. Michelson is very pleased and privileged to offer his clients a combination of clinical and forensic psychiatric services. His goal is to find an individual approach for a very complex spectrum of problems among our patients.. Care Philosophy
In our practice,we tend to listen for the most important needs of our patients. Accordingly,necessary adjustments are made from social,psychological and pharmacological standpoints. The ultimate goal of therapy is to develop coping and social skills for optimal functioning. Supportive therapy is provided in the beginning of treatment and in all emergency situations. When patients develop a substantial strength and insight into their life situations,cognitive and psychodynamic therapies are implemented. Group therapy can be recommended after 2 or 3 visits to the office for individual or couple sessions.
Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry
Special interest is associated with legal issues,including evaluations and testimony in disability-conflicting employment,malpractice,hospital standards,sexual harassment,retirement defense and will conflicts. Psychopharmacology evaluations,family and individual counseling are p rovided during therapy sessions.
We provide outpatient treatment on site for addiction. Dr. Michelson is certified to treat opioid dependence with Suboxone and Subutex. Examples of opioid based compounds include,but are not limited to heroin and opium. Some prescription pain medications such as Vicodin,Norco or Percocet may also create opioid addiction. Comprehensive treatment in our office comprising medications,group and individual therapy usually produces a successful recovery.