• Services

    Services

    During COVID-19 I will be providing services via telehealth only. Under  normal circumstances I require that initial consultations be in-person, after which you may elect telehealth services. If you are receiving telehealth services, there may be situations where I will recommend returning to in-person care; this will be discussed in detail with you if the need arises.

    Below are brief descriptions of the services I provide. If you have any additional questions about my services, please contact me.

     

    • Exploratory Phone Consultation: This conversation will last approximately 10 minutes, during which time we will briefly review your reasons for seeking my services. At that time we will make a preliminary determination regarding whether my practice is a good fit for your needs; if so, your initial consultation will be tentatively scheduled. You will be provided with a log-in for my Patient Portal, and I will ask that you complete a set of intake forms through the portal within 24 hours of our phone consultation. This will act as confirmation of our appointment. If you do not complete the intake forms within 24 hours of our phone consultation, your appointment will be considered cancelled.

     

    • Initial Consultation for Treatment: Your first appointment will last 60-90 minutes, during which time we will review your past history, your current experience, and your future goals. Sometimes more than one session will be needed to complete the initial consultation. When the initial consultation is complete, we will first decide together whether my practice is a good fit for your needs. If we decide to move forward, we will create a treatment plan together.

     

    • Medication Management: If medications are part of your treatment plan, we will focus on finding the safest and most effective regimen to meet your needs. Medication management may be combined with psychotherapy for a longer appointment, or provided as a stand-alone service in a shorter appointment.

     

    •   Psychotherapy:  I work with individuals, couples, and families. and groups. What psychotherapy “looks like” for you will depend on your individual circumstances and goals. Psychotherapy, with or without concurrent medication management, is typically provided in long appointments.

     

    • Consultation for Third Party or Second Opinion: If you are already working with a mental health provider but desire a “second opinion”, or if you have been required by a third party to receive an evaluation, please be prepared to share any relevant details with me during our exploratory phone consultation. I make decisions about providing these types of consultations on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that additional fees may apply for any time spent preparing reports or other paperwork, apart from the usual medical record, related to the consultation.