Carolyn Linek-Rajapaksha, Adolescent Psychiatrist
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Carolyn Linek-Rajapaksha

Psychiatrist | Psychiatry

21758 State Road 54 Lutz FL, 33549

About

Dr. Carolyn Linek-Rajapaksha is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is board-certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Linek founded Florida Family Psychiatry to create a unique patient experience for the Tampa Bay community and residents of Florida. She earned her undergraduate BA degree with honors from the University of Chicago and completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Linek completed a General Psychiatry Residency at the University of South Florida and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of South Florida. Dr. Linek served as Co-Chief Resident of the USF Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program in her final year of training.

Dr. Linek has practiced evidence-based psychiatry during her years of training and has work experience at many locations in the Tampa Bay area. Her training was complete at USF Silver Center for Child Development, USF Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital. The conditions she treats includes adjustment disorder, adult psychiatry consultation, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD)/Asperger's syndrome, behavior issues, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), child and adolescent psychiatry consultation, depression, and development disorders.

Other conditions treated include, dissociative disorder, dyslexia, eating disorders, hyperactive disorder (ADD / ADHD), LBGTQ issues, learning problems, medication management, mood disorders, nightmares, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), panic attack, phobias/irrational fears/school phobia/pre-college fears, postpartum depression, psychiatric medication review, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder (child & adolescent only), sleep disorder, social anxiety, somatoform disorder, stress management, suicidal ideation, and tic disorders.

Dr. Linek finds it beneficial to the patient when she can work with the patient’s psychologist, primary care physician, school personnel, and other specialists if applicable. With your consent, Dr. Linek can communicate with these professionals involved in your family’s care to facilitate a comprehensive treatment plan.

 

Our 10 Commitments to Patients:

 

1. Highest quality care provided by a board-certified psychiatrist: Dr. Linek is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

2. Family Focused: We believe that families do best when each member of your family receives the help they need. Therefore, we offer psychiatric services for your children, teens, and adult family members as appropriate.

3. Access to Care: We believe patients should be able to see their doctor within 2 weeks from the initial request.

4. Dedicated Time: Our practice model allows for more time with patients, so the physician can get to know you as an individual, as well as your medical, social, and psychiatric needs.

5. Compassionate Care: We pride ourselves on being caring, compassionate, and detail-oriented to offer superior psychiatric care.

6. Personalized Medicine: We personalize our treatment plans to each individual’s needs and consider medical, psychological, and social aspects using evidence-based practices.

7. Care Coordination: We find it beneficial to the patient when the psychiatrist can work with the patient’s psychologist, primary care physician, school personnel, and other specialists if applicable. With your consent, we will communicate with these professionals involved in your family’s care to facilitate a comprehensive treatment plan.

8. Convenient online scheduling and messaging: Our convenient and secure online patient portal allows established patients to send non-urgent messages to staff at any time and request/reschedule follow-up appointments 24/7. We will respond to you within 1 business day.

9. Virtual Care: We offer both in-person and virtual/telehealth visits to all Florida residents.

10. Inclusivity: We welcome patients of all cultures and lifestyles.

 

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Provider Details

Female English

Areas of expertise and specialization

Adult PsychiatryChild and Adolescent PsychiatryAdjustment DisorderAnxietyAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Behavior IssuesBipolar DisorderBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD)Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ConsultationDepressionDevelopment DisordersDissociative DisorderDyslexiaEating DisordersHyperactive Disorder (ADD / ADHD)LBGTQ IssuesLearning ProblemsMedication ManagementMood DisordersNightmaresObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)Panic AttackPhobias / Irrational Fears / School Phobia / Pre-College FearsPostpartum DepressionPsychiatric Medication ReviewSchizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder (Child & Adolescent only)Sleep DisorderSocial AnxietySomatoform DisorderStress ManagementSuicidal IdeationTic DisordersTourette SyndromeTrauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Women’s Mental Health

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  

Carolyn Linek-Rajapaksha's Practice location

Florida Family Psychiatry

21758 State Road 54 -
Lutz, FL 33549
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