Darren M. Rothschild, M.D.
Adult Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
My Approach
Forensic Services
My Background


Darren Rothschild, MD

1931 Nebraska Ave

Palm Harbor, FL 34683


(727) 786-8000 Ph

  1. (727)786-8003 Fax

Feel free to call with questions or to schedule an appointment.



My approach is to understand and treat the whole person by recognizing their unique set of circumstances, conflicts, strengths, and background. I do not believe in "pill pushing."  Instead, I tailor treatment plans to each individual's unique presentation after a careful evaluation of their biological, psychological, and social makeup.  Such treatment plans integrate the latest evidence for the best treatments. Treatment recommendations might include psychotherapy, medications, and/or recommendations for lifestyle changes.  I often serve as the psychotherapist for my clients, but also enjoy serving as a psychiatric consultant to individuals engaged in psychotherapy elsewhere.

With psychotherapy, I have an integrated approach that is tailored to the individual's presentation and preferences.  To varying degrees, I utilize both insight-oriented therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Regarding medication, I prescribe medications judiciously and only in the light of collaborative discussions with the individual about the medication's potential risks, benefits, and alternatives (including the option of not taking medication).  I strive to implement simple medication regimens that minimize side effects.  I base treatment recommendations on a state-of-the-art understanding of pharmacotherapy with a thorough understanding of each individual's situation.  While for some clients, medications might be an important component of their treatment plan, I rarely prescribe medication without also suggesting some form of psychotherapy