Ratings for Dr. Sharon Reiter
I have been seeing Dr. Reiter on a regular basis for over 15 years. She has helped me tremendously over the years, and her ability to remember details of my condition and situation always amazes me. She never cuts our time short, and is willing to up the frequency of our visits if I need a little more help. Would not think of switching psychiatrists.
My son went to Dr. Reiter for 2 years. The appointments were 20 minutes in which, according to him, she seemed disengaged. He called her his drug pusher. Finally my husband, a department head in a major hospital, and I went to see her. Our son is of age but he had signed a consent. I don't think she even knew who our son was. She had no insights, suggestions. She didn't even seem to know the diagnosis. Over the two years my son has remained basically untreated but we did not understand that because he is an adult so we were not in the loop. We are now looking to have our son committed.
I'm having to agree with a lot of the negative reviews here. I was a patient for many years and always felt a bit frustrated at her approach. It was good at the beginning, but fairly standoffish and cold and without any empathy, and there was more of a focus on putting me on heavy medication that made me felt like I was drugged rather than helping my depression. I've since gone to another doctor and gotten a diagnosis of ADHD rather than depression, and I'm on MUCH better medication that actually helps me. I went through so many meds combinations and after a while felt like she just didn't know what to do. I can't believe she missed the true diagnosis I was dealing with, and I have to wonder how many years of my life was I on medication that drugged me. I would stay away, quite honestly.
she sucks. I missed an appointment and she charged me a ridiculous amount of money. I'm not even an adult and She expected me to pay off this huge amount. it's fine to charge for missed appointment but she never even helped me. she is cold, yes and does act like she doesn't care. the whole charge thing proved to me that she doesn't care about helping people and just wants money from vulnerable people. terrible
Charismatic and amazingly helpful, especially if you have severe ocd. She saw me as a favour to dr. dubo because my ocd is just so ridiculous. she gave me some helpful options and made me feel like i wasn't the only one in the world suffering like this.. a feeling i havent had in a long time. she is wonderful, really. And ultimately very efficient in a short amount of time.
I saw Dr. Reiter years ago when I was an adolescent. I stuck with her for several years even though I wasn't sure she was listening to me when I spoke. She looked bored most of the time, and sometimes I felt she was distracted by other things, or too tired to even care about my concerns. I was young and had no idea how therapy was supposed to work--I thought it was me. I rarely felt reassured or that I was making progress. She was very detached and disengaged. I remember trying to engage with her and then feeling saddened by her apathy. I regret not having ended sessions with her much, much earlier. It took courage for me, as a young person, to request a new doctor (I also didn't know I could), especially because I thought my lack of progress was a personal deficit. I later learned that feeling invisible and unimportant during therapy is not normal (and frankly, just shouldn't happen).
Dr. Reiter is the best adolescent psychiatrist I have met. She is a rare combination of brilliance and compassion that I have never experienced before. And I speak from experience with some of the best psychiatrists in Asia, the UK and Canada.I recommend her very,very strongly.
I love Dr. Reiter. She has helped me so much over the years and going to her provides me with great comfort. I find her very kind and I do not think she relies on medication. In fact she recommends waiting before increasing the dose at times. She also suggests great coping mechanisms and is there to listen and help.
I strongly disagree with the other ratings. I not only benefited from my time with her, but have referred several people to her. She is not cold, but carefully neutral. Her silences helped me to open up and she's not judgemental at all, which is terrific.She poses questions to start dialogue and I found her enormously helpful and caring. I think many people want a nurturing environment when they have depression and anxiety issues, but Dr. Reiter is welcoming but neutral and it works for me.
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