CLIENT TYPES

 

What kind of patients do you see in your practice?

I am an adult psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist with special interest in mood and anxiety disorders. I offer consultations and treatment to a wide range of patients from ages 21 to 65.

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Can you see me for medications if I am currently in therapy with another therapist?

Yes. I am happy to meet with you for medication consultation and management sessions if you are concurrently seeing another psychotherapist. Contact me for more information.

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What kind of problems can I help you with?

I can help you determine if medication management, psychotherapy or combination of the two may be right for you. I treat people who suffer from a variety of psychiatric or psychological illnesses but I specialize in the management of mood and anxiety disorders. Contact me for more information.

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How long does psychiatric treatment usually take?

Unfortunately, there is no definite answer. Some people respond to short-term treatment (e.g. after 12 or so sessions). When people have had their symptoms for a long time or have a complicated clinical picture, longer-term treatment may be necessary. After the initial evaluation, I am usually able to give patients and family some idea of what length of treatment would be optimal.

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How much does psychiatric treatment cost?

My rates are comparable to those of other adult psychiatrists in the San Francisco Bay Area. You should contact me directly to discuss fees for treatment. I request to have a credit card on file for each patient. I require 24-hour notice for appointment cancellation. Without the appropriate notice, I do charge my full fee for missed appointments or late cancellations.
**Payment is requested at the completion of each session and may be in the form of cash, check or credit card

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Will my health insurance plan cover the cost of treatment?

I am primarily a fee for service practice, however, I am a preferred provider on the Blue Cross/Anthem insurance panel. Many other insurances will partially reimburse out of network, you should contact your insurance provider for details. For your convenience, I provide statements with all the necessary information that you can submit to your insurance company for partial reimbursement.

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Will information and treatment be kept confidential?

I will not discuss information about you with others without your consent except as required by law – i.e. situations where the patient is either an imminent danger to themselves or others.

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