Jafferany Psychiatric Services
Thank you for visiting us! Dr. Jafferany is a board certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and his fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s hospital in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Jafferany is a member of various professional organizations such as the American Psychiatric association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Please click here to view his CV.
In addition to his training in adult and child & adolescent psychiatry, Psychodermatology is his area of specialization and research. Disorders such as trichotillomania, skin picking and psychogenic itching are some of the issues in this field he is deeply interested in. Along with medication management, he also utilize other modalities of treatment, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, supportive psychotherapy, and habit reversal therapy.
His treatment philosophy includes a bio-psycho-social model, putting greater emphasis on exploring the factors leading to the current problem- in the context of family, interpersonal relationships, and various other psychosocial stressors. Medications are often a very important part of the treatment, but work more effectively in combination with therapy. His approach towards medications in children and adolescents is conservative. When psychotherapy and behavioral interventions are not proven helpful, then medications could be administered in a minimal dose.
DR. JAFFERANY, MD
VALORIE COOK, FNP-C
Dr. Jafferany is a board certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at Hennepin County Medical center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and his fellowship training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s hospital in Seattle, Washington. He is a member of several professional organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry among others. Dr. Jafferany has a research and practice interest in Psychodermatology.
Valorie Cook has over 10 years of nursing experience. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from Ferris State University and completed her Masters of Science degree in Nursing at Spring Arbor University. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialty focus in Psychiatry. Valorie is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. She is currently pursuing her post graduate certification in Psychiatry from Saginaw Valley State University.
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