Our office does not participate with any medical insurance plans. We can facilitate electronic claim submission on your behalf. All self-pay fees, deductibles or payment balances are expected at the time of your visit. Please verify eligibility and benefits for Behavioral Health with your insurance company prior to your appointment.
Do you have evening hours?
Yes, evening hours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays until 8pm.
The appointment is for my child. Would the doctor see my child alone?
A thorough evaluation of a child requires two sessions, one with the child and one with the parents. For the evaluation of a child 12 year-old or younger, the parents will be seen on the initial visit (the child does not need to come in). The child, accompanied by a parent, will be seen on the next visit. Each of those visits are 45-60min. For the psychiatric evaluation of an adolescent, he or she will be seen first, with parents coming in next on a different day.
How often will the doctor see me for follow up?
In the beginning of treatment, the doctor would want you to come back for an appointment once a month. You will have to also see an individual therapist weekly or biweekly depending on your symptoms.
This varies from person to person. Some people feel a sense of relief after the first session, while for others it may take multiple sessions to start feeling a shift.
What should I bring with me when I come in for the first visit?
You should fill out all “new patient” forms and bring a copy with you. You should also bring your insurance card, an I.D. form, information of any medications you might be taking and any prior psychiatric or psychological testing or evaluations. Fee-for-service payments, co-insurance and deductibles are due at the time of the appointment.
Will my health information be shared with anyone else?
You will be asked to sign a consent for release of information, so your health information can be shared with your primary care physician, individual therapist or other health providers that might be involved in your care. For children, the most significant aspects of their treatment, medication recommendations and safety concerns will be shared with parents. However older children and adolescents might want to keep some privacy about what has been discussed in their treatment sessions.