The highest level of qualification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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Individualized treatment plan based on evidence-based practices.
With your consent, we will coordinate with your other specialists across your care continuum.
Our practice model allows for more time to get to know you and your medical, social, and psychiatric needs.
Families do best when each member receives the help they need. We treat children, teens, and adults.
We are caring, compassionate, and treat you like family.
Carolyn Linek-Rajapaksha, MD, ABPN is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who is Dual Board-Certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. A Dual Board-Certified child and adolescent psychiatrist has completed a minimum of five years of additional training in psychiatry after receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree. In the US, there are only about 11,000 Dual Board-Certified child and adolescent psychiatrists as of December 2019 (1 for every 30,000 Americans). Board certification requires keeping up with continuing medical education and re-examination periodically.
Dr. Linek is also an assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. In this role, she is teaching and training USF medical students, residents, and fellow physicians.
Dr. Linek completed her BA with honors from The University of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She then went on to complete her General Psychiatry Residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Program at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Linek also served as Co-Chief Resident in her final year of training. Since then, she has worked in several health systems in the Tampa Bay area, where she has been successfully able to utilize her evidence-based approach to psychiatry.
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. To learn more, please call our office at (813) 337-7577.
Dr. Linek has been recognized by Tampa Magazine as one of the Top 5 Child Psychiatrists in Tampa.