When not writing and looking for answers, Kim Rosenthal practices life as a psychiatrist.
Most of her career has been as a travelling physician, which has afforded her the chance to work in many places, both inside and outside the USA. Her professional life includes having worked at acute and long-term inpatient psychiatric centers, partial hospital programs, alcohol and drug detoxification centers, residential rehabs for people struggling with addiction, ACT team programs (home-visiting teams), community psychiatric clinics, triage centers, emergency rooms, forensic/criminal settings, geropsychiatric units, home-based primary care programs, as well as VA centers serving our veterans. As a result, she has had the honor to participate intimately in the lives of thousands of people in dozens of different settings.
Dr. Rosenthal believes that a psychiatrist’s role is to support his (or her) patients through life’s darker moments. Psychiatry is, after all, the art of alleviating suffering. But it is in knowing that each person is unique, that our patient’s minds can’t simply be stuffed into the diagnostic boxes in our textbooks, that the real work begins: the good psychiatrist takes off his jacket, sits down, listens to what the patient has to say, and seeks to hear of their passions and strengths as much as their struggles.
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