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Dr. Alexander Sidawi, Orlando Psychiatrist

Dr. Alexander Sidawi, D.O.

Education 

  1. Residency in General Psychiatry
    University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
    July 2019 to June 2023
  2. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    August 2015 to May 2019
  3. Bachelors in Molecular and Microbiology (B.S.)
    University of Central Florida
    August 2010 to May 2014

Certifications

  1. Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
    September 2023 to Present

  2. State of Florida Osteopathic Physician Licensure
    April 2023 to Present
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About Dr. Sidawi

I’m Dr. Alexander Sidawi, the primary psychiatrist at Analyze Psychiatry in Dr Phillips, Orlando. I provide care to Orlando and throughout Florida via telehealth. My colleagues would describe me as a diligent, knowledgeable and ethical person with a warm and welcoming demeanor. I am thankful to have completed my psychiatric training at the University of Florida, where I worked with a diverse patient population in a variety of settings including a large outpatient clinic, 7 inpatient units, 5 emergency rooms, and 1700+ beds across Shands and VA hospitals. I have extensive experience using medications and therapy to treat all psychiatric illnesses, with a particular interest in depression (MDD), anxiety (GAD), concentration (ADHD), obsessions/compulsions (OCD), trauma (PTSD), and personality disorders (borderline, narcissism, avoidant). 

While at UF, I took a significant interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy and went on to win the Ross. A. McElroy Psychotherapy Award, a recognition of excellence in psychotherapy. While there are many fulfilling aspects of my career, one of them stands out most: when a patient and I have worked together to analyze an issue and the patient experiences an “aha” moment, a moment of sudden clarity where they understand something about themselves that they’ve never realized before. There is a lot to untangle in a person’s complex story. Often, the way a person learned to interact with their loved ones in childhood becomes a pattern that is unconsciously replayed in current relationships. I focus on bringing insight to these patterns and the emotions associated with them, including guilt, shame, anger, sadness, fear and loneliness among others. These insights can offer patients a new way to engage with the world, and with this outlook one can experience life in a more meaningful and fulfilling way. 

After my training, I started my private practice in Dr. Phillips, Orlando where I have been happily serving the community I grew up in, offering a combination of medication management and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I provide both in-person and telehealth services, and place a big emphasis on comprehensive, convenient and ethical care.