Dr. Wintheiser, a trusted Minneapolis psychiatrist, is a Board Certified psychiatrist who provides compassionate and thoughtful care. She evaluates and treats a wide array of mental health conditions with the highest confidentiality and clinical expertise.  She has experience working with clients from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

 

Through comprehensive assessment and treatment planning, Dr. Wintheiser treats mental health conditions and neuropsychiatric disorders including depression/mood disorders, anxiety, psychotic disorders, addiction and personality disorders. She regularly coordinates care with her client’s other physicians and therapists to ensure optimal care.

 

An initial assessment includes a detailed screening for medical conditions that may contribute to psychiatric symptoms. When needed, additional tests may be ordered. Dr. Wintheiser partners with clients to include them in treatment planning and believes in open, honest communication about one’s conditions and options for treatment. This often includes psychotherapy and lifestyle changes in addition to pharmacological treatment.

 

Medications are routinely used to treat psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Wintheiser recommends and advises changes to one’s pharmacological regimen as needed.  She strives to use the lowest effective doses to adequately treat symptoms while minimizing side effects of medications. Whether starting a new medication, changing or adding medications, or tapering medications no longer needed, Dr. Wintheiser helps clients understand risks and benefits, so clients make health care decisions with confidence.  Thoughtful medication management, often in combination with psychotherapy and/or lifestyle changes, has the best chance for success.

 

Dr. Wintheiser truly believes good mental health and emotional wellbeing is the cornerstone to living a joyful and satisfying life.  She looks forward to meeting and working with you.

 

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School

Post-Doctoral Training

Hennepin County Medical Center / Regions Psychiatry Residency Program

 

Licenses and Credentials

Board Eligible in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry

Minnesota Medical License

 

Professional Associations

American Psychiatric Association
Minnesota Psychiatric Society
American Medical Association
NAMI

Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

Minnesota Medical Association

Dr. Wintheiser works with Ramsey County as an ACT team psychiatrist and volunteers in a variety of community organizations