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About Me


The mission of my practice is to assist people to manage their lives successfully and reach their potential. The process involves active participation of the patient's support system.


I provide a comprehensive evaluation of psychiatric illness and treatment plans using a multi-modal approach with medication management, individual psychotherapy, and family therapy.

My practice is holistic by creating a comprehensive care treatment plan around the person's needs and wants.

My Story

As a native Texan from San Antonio, my inspiration is my late father, Robert Leon MD, who was the founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. He taught me the importance of strength of spirit and emotions.


I am a medical doctor with over 20 years of experience who specializes in the treatment of psychiatric illness in children, adolescents, adults and families. Therapy is tailored to the patient's needs using cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, and prescribing medications when indicated. My practice involves comprehensive care where I communicate with family members, teachers, other doctors, and the patient to create a holistic treatment.


Raising three children gives me a personal as well as a professional perspective on the challenges of parenting. As an active participant in Austin's psychiatric community, I served as President of Austin Psychiatric Society, mentoring residents in the psychiatric program and providing school consultation.


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

General Psychiatry 1998-current
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1998-current

Medical Licenses

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Texas Medical License 1993-current

Colorado Medical Board

Colorado Medical License 1995-current


Chief Resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1996-1997

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training 1995-1997

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver

Psychiatry Residency Training 1992-1995

The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

Doctor of Medicine 1992

The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics 1987

The University of Texas, Austin

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