Since starting his private practice, Dr. Shiekh has made it his priority to understand every patient. A psychiatric diagnosis is a good starting point, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Dr. Shiekh not only understands but also builds his philosophy and practice on the notion that we as human beings are complex, requiring a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits our unique circumstance. Based upon this, he believes in a psychiatric approach that attempts understanding his patients on many levels- from their unique molecular neurobiology to their individual developmental histories and their past and present relationships and social worlds. In his practice, he strives to draw from many fields and interventions. His training includes psychodynamic psychotherapy, couples and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication management.