A psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis practice dedicated to comprehensive, highly personalized and confidential care for a broad spectrum of mental health concerns.

As a board-certified psychiatrist, my services include evaluation, diagnosis, and wide-ranging treatment approaches, including medications, patient education, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. I use a blended approach when it suits an individual patient.

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to my clinical work, I also teach and supervise residents (psychiatrists in training), fellows and medical students at the University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center and Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

I work together with my patients to create a personalized treatment plan for concerns that include:

  • anxiety spectrum disorders (including generalized anxiety, performance anxiety, social anxiety, fears, and panic disorder)
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • shopping addictions
  • mood disorders, such as depression and dysthymia
  • trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders
  • grief and loss
  • relationship difficulties
  • career issues and difficulties in professional life such as work-life balance, blocks in creativity, “burn out” or stunted personal growth
  • difficulties with academic performance
  • low self esteem, procrastination, self-sabotage
  • life transitions, such as menopause, aging or divorce
  • gender concerns
  • sexuality issues
  • conflict or anger management
  • personality disorders

I have experience in working with specific types of individuals including:

  • Adolescents and young adults
  • Graduate Students
  • Teachers
  • Medical Students
  • Physicians and Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Business Professionals
  • Musicians
  • Writers

My goal is to help patients both with their immediate symptoms and with underlying issues. These underlying issues, while not always obvious, can greatly contribute to and sometimes even be the cause of the presenting symptoms. This approach helps patients address their problems in a more comprehensive and lasting way; it helps them grow and become more content, productive and creative individuals. – Dr. Svetlana Simovic