Elia Gonzalez-Rodriguez, M.D.
Dr. Gonzalez earned her medical degree via Fifth Pathway Certification from New York Medical College, in Valhalla, NY.
After training at New York Medical College, she completed a Family Medicine Internship at University of Connecticut and afterwards went on to complete Psychiatry Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA where she served as Chief Resident at the VA Medical Center in Seattle, WA during her last year in training. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Gonzalez believes it is particularly important to take time getting to know her patients in order to learn how best to help them. She believes each patient responds best to an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to the individualized needs that includes but not limited to medications management, counseling, therapy as well as non pharmacological treatments. She is committed to providing evidence-based-data treatment options for multiple psychiatric diagnoses including mood disorders as well as substance use disorders.
Dr. Gonzalez also practices evidence based medicine for treatment of depression in patients who have not responded to antidepressant medication treatment with innovative, non-invasive NeuroStar TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) therapy. Patients who have not demonstrated response to medications need options like NeuroStar TMS to improve their quality of life by achieving significant improvement or remission of depression symptoms. Current clinical evidence shows that as patients attempt more antidepressant medications, the likelihood of achieving remission declines while the likelihood of patients discontinuing treatment due to adverse events increases. We are looking forward to offering patients with depression not responsive to medications, a chance to have “their lives back” with TMS therapy.
I believe it is very important to take time getting to know my patients in order to learn best how to help them. Even though I do not limit myself to a specific form of psychotherapy, I generally like to provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) or Supportive therapy based on each patient’s individualized needs. On the other hand, my appointments will mostly be focused on evidence-based-data medication management of multiple psychiatric diagnoses including mood disorders as well as substance use disorders.