Personalized Psychiatric 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 a convenient and secure HIPPA-compliant video and audio platform.
Investing in Your Inner Peace
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)
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.):
Follow up Visit for Medication Management (25 min.):
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)
ADHD prescription of stimulant (therapy and non-stimulant med management are in scope)
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.