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If You're Looking For a Psychiatrist Who: 

cares about you

deeply listens to you 

considers medication as one option rather than the only solution

You Are Exactly Where You Are Suppose To Be! 

Private Practice

Please read my intake process, services and office polices to see if we are a good fit! 

Private practice allows me the freedom to practice in a way that aligns with my patient-centered values. I enjoy providing high level, one-to one, personalized care. I spend quality and extended time to help you achieve your goals without the constraints of health insurances. Please note that my private practice is fee for service and I do not accept health insurance, Medicare nor Medicaid, nor do I negotiate with insurance companies. I welcome and treat all patients with or without health insurance as an out-of-network psychiatrist. My patients are self-pay and depending on their out-of-network insurance benefits, they may receive full or partial reimbursement. I can help you get reimbursed by providing a superbill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please note that not all insurances provide this coverage. I cannot guarantee your insurance will reimburse my fees for you. I highly encourage you to call the number on the back of your health insurance card to ask: Do I have out-of-network benefits? If so, is there a deductible? If there's a deductible, have I met it? What percentage of fees will be covered? How many sessions are covered? Please note that I do not offer sliding scale or discounted rates.

Telehealth in California 

Please note that I am licensed in California and I am only able to see patients who are in the state or willing to travel here. Although patients must be located in California to work with me, I am currently only offering telehealth appointments. I use convenient and secure HIPPA-compliant video and audio platform. 

Investing in Your Inner Peace
Services and Fees

Investing in your mental health is an important decision and one that requires careful consideration. By choosing to work with me, you are choosing to prioritize your well-being and entrusting your care to a dedicated medical doctor who is committed to helping you achieve your goals. My fees reflect the time, expertise, and personalized attention that I provide to you. Quality mental health care is a valuable investment and will have a profound impact on your life. Together, we'll achieve lasting positive change by reducing your symptoms and increasing your resilience.

​Initial Psychiatry Consultation (90 mins) $725.00

  • Comprehensive pre-session questionnaire to assess past psychiatric history, medical history, lifestyle, and goals for treatment.

  • Review of past medical records.

  • Review of current medications/supplements.

  • Personalized treatment recommendations based on your needs and preferences can include:

    • Psychotherapy and/or Judicious medication management 

    • Ordering and Interpreting Basic lab testing(ordered via Quest Diagnostics) 

    • Genetic testing to optimize medications 

    • Customized optimization of supplements/herbal options based on your labs, genetics, and symptoms

    • Sleep, nutrition, joyful movement optimization

Follow up Visit for Psychotherapy, Integrative Approaches, and/or Medication Management (50 min.):  $425.00

Follow up Visit for Medication Management (25 min.): $275.00

Lab Fees

Specific lab testing is discussed during our sessions and ordered as clinically indicated based on your symptoms and goals.

Basic Lab Testing: Cost of lab test is billed to insurance (copay may apply), No Lab Review Fee.

Genomic Testing: Cost of lab test — billed to insurance (copay may apply), Lab Review Fee - $99

Frequency of Visits

After the initial appointment, I would like to follow-up within 2-4 weeks during the initial phase of treatment to set forth on our treatment plan and then schedule every 4-6 weeks as treatment progresses. Please note that regular and weekly psychotherapy visits are essential in effective and meaningful therapy. We will build on the insights gained from the previous session each week and adjust frequency of visits as needed


Please note that follow up appointments for medication management are typically 25 minutes; however, in less common instances, I may recommend scheduling a 50 minute appointment to allow for more time to discuss complex issues regarding medications, lab results or integrative approaches.

Clinical Services Between Appointments

Clinical services provided between appointments (e.g. phone calls with family members or other providers, prior authorizations, letters or forms, transfer of records) are billed at the rate of $55 per 10 minute increment. 


I accept all credit cards which are charged on the day of your appointment. A valid credit card is required to book appointments.


To change or cancel your appointment without incurring a fee, please inform me at least 48 business hours before your appointment. Changes made after this will result in a late cancellation fee of 50% of the charge of the appointment. 

At this time, I do not complete documentation for FMLA or disability paperwork, school absences, work accommodations.

Due to federal regulations for prescribing of controlled substances over telemedicine (Ryan Haight Act), I do not prescribe any controlled medications at this time.


Examples of controlled medications are:

  • Stimulants for ADHD such as Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse. Of note, I do discuss and provide non-stimulant options which may be helpful for ADHD. 

  • Benzodiazepines such as Xanax , Ativan, Klonopin.

  • Sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta, and Sonata.

What I do not currently provide care for:

  • Emergency or crisis situations (suicidal or homicidal thinking, self-harm, or risk of harm to others)

  • Active psychosis (hallucinations or delusions)

  • Substance use in active medical detox

Good Faith Estimate

A good faith estimate of annual expected charges is available at your request.

Ready to Get Started?

Simple Process 


Intro Phone Call

I'd love to chat with you! Just fill out the form below to request a free 20-minute phone call with me. During our call, I'm here to answer any questions you may have about my practice. I want you to have all the info you need to make the best decision for you!



If after our phone call, you find that we are a good match, we'll set up an intake appointment. Don't worry, I'll send over an intake questionnaire and some policy forms beforehand. Just fill them out at your convenience at least 48 hours before our first session. It'll help me get to know you better and we can dive right into your current and past psychiatric, medical, family and social histories during our appointment.


Comprehensive Intake

I will listen deeply as you share your story. We will co-create a treatment plan that aligns with your values.


Follow-up Sessions

From here, we will have regular follow-ups to dive deeper and ensure your healing. 

Consultation Form

Book An Intro Call

If you're interested in working with me, it's super easy to get started. Simply fill out this quick form and schedule your free, no pressure introductory phone call.


I am aware that I need to be located in or be willing to travel to California for licensing reasons.
I have reviewed the above fee structure and billing practices and I agree to pay the above fees if I decide to work with Dr. Velez. I am also aware that Dr. Velez does not accept insurance (commercial, Medicaid, or Medicare).
I understand that at this time appointments are done via video only.
I have reviewed Dr. Velez's Private Practice page and am aware of her practice style and service offerings. I am interested in:
I am so excited for you! You will hear from me shortly to start the healing journey.

Please note that this phone call will not establish a doctor-patient relationship and the intention of this call is to offer guidance regarding treatment track and answer general questions rather than offer specific medical advice

If you are in need of help with a medical or psychiatric emergency including suicidal or homicidal thinking, medication side effects, symptoms of withdrawal, or any other urgent or time-sensitive matter, do not use this form and instead please call 911 or present to the nearest emergency room.

“You are stronger than you know. More capable than you ever dreamed. And you are loved more than you could possibly imagine.” — Unknown Wise Soul

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