Lisa S. Rosof, MD

Psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis

​​​​Welcome to my website.  In it I will give you some information about my background and my approach to patients. 


I am a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.  People come to me often in distress.  Sometimes they have never spoken to a mental health professional.  Sometimes they have already tried a variety of medications and/or psychotherapy.  I provide a thorough assessment with the purpose of understanding the nature of the presenting difficulties and their relationship to the individual's unique history and life experience.  As a psychoanalyst, I view symptoms as reflections of the patient's inner world, manners and patterns that each of us developed to cope with important relationships and life circumstances.  I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to help bring to light these patterns, resolve underlying conflicts, and effect enduring change, helping people to feel less bound by feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety.  The judicious use of medication can be helpful in symptom relief and facilitating the work of psychotherapy.


Emotional distress can manifest in or contribute to underlying medical conditions.  People come to me on the recommendation of their medical doctors or on their own for a variety of problems, including



  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Identity issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Difficulty initiating and sustaining relationships
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Lack of direction in school or career
  • Psychological effects of medical conditions