"There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't.—John Green
Anita Vijayakumar is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in Adult Psychiatry. She completed her medical training at the University of Illinois and and completed psychiatry residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she was the Chief Resident. She has been practicing for over 7 years and has a wide range of experience in depression, anxiety, and various life transitions. Dr. Vijayakumar's approach is holistic, collaborative, supportive, and patient-centered. She uses a measurement based approach so patients can see the progress they make.
Dr. Vijayakumar generally incorporates 30 minute follow up sessions with psychoeducation and psychodynamic therapies. She seeks to create a space for her patients to feel safe and validated while gaining tools to reach their goals. She is happy to refer patients for additional therapy if needed.
In addition to her psychiatry practice, Dr. Vijayakumar writes both fiction and nonfiction about mental health and identity.