Are you taking new patients?
I currently am accepting new patients residing in California or Michigan.
How soon can I get an appointment?
I currently have openings within one week for patients residing in California. For Michigan residents, I will begin seeing patients starting June 12 and have openings within one week of that date.
Do you take medical insurance?
I do not accept insurance (I am considered an Out-of-Network provider). I regularly provide patients with a statement of services rendered (a superbill), which you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits.
What are your fees?
Please contact me at email@example.com and I will provide you with a comprehensive list of fees as well as common CPT codes billed. You can use this information to verify with your insurance if you have out-of-network coverage for these services and the portion of fees that may be covered.
What age patients do you see?
I see patients of all ages. My youngest patients are usually around 9 years old. For children under 9 years old, I do have some clinical experience with children as young as 6 years old, but mainly for counseling parents around school issues and assessing for ADHD or Anxiety Disorders. I received clinical training both in general psychiatry for adults as well as child and adolescent psychiatry.
What conditions do you treat? Are there conditions that you do not treat?
I have been trained to treat a large range of psychiatric conditions. My greatest expertise is in treating Anxiety and Mood Disorders. I also have a breadth of experience in evaluating and treating ADHD and in treating patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If someone requires a higher level of care than outpatient psychiatry (needs to be seen several times per week) or requires frequent contact in-between sessions, I am not able to provide that level of care at this time. I do not treat patients with an active substance use disorder as this is not within my clinical skill-set. If you have any questions about whether I am able to work with you or your child, please contact me. If I do not think I am a good fit, I will try to provide appropriate referrals to you.
Do you see patients in-person?
For California residents, I am now telehealth-only as I have moved to Michigan. For Michigan residents, I will begin as telehealth-only with plans to offer both in-person (Ann Arbor location to be determined) as well as telehealth appointments beginning Fall 2023.
How long are appointments?
My intake sessions are usually around 60 minutes long for each session. For adults, there are two intake sessions; for child/adolescent intakes, there are three intake sessions. Individual psychotherapy sessions are about 50 minutes long. Medication follow-up appointments are usually about 25 minutes long.
Do you treat patients with medication, talk therapy, or both?
I offer all of the above. My medication appointments do involve many therapeutic elements as I often will coordinate with each patient’s therapist in hopes of supporting the work that is being done in therapy. I very much enjoy doing therapy and often will see patients for therapy with or without medication. There are many tools that can be used to help someone be well and medication is just one option and is not always needed.
Will you speak with my past doctors or other current providers, if I agree?
As part of the intake process, I prefer to speak with both current and past providers in order to get as much information as possible about your clinical history. I also prefer to stay in touch with your current therapist (if applicable) throughout treatment in order to coordinate care and to make sure we are working as a team. For children/adolescents, I sometimes find it helpful to speak with someone at school, like a school counselor or psychologist, if this is relevant to the concerns you have. I would need a signed release of information in order to speak with any of these individuals.