In that I am trained and experienced in a variety of skills and modalities, including psychopharmacology, Gestalt therapy, child and psychiatry, I provide evaluation and ongoing treatment for people of all ages.
My philosophy of practice is based on the Gestalt concept that each individual knows best what he or she needs and that I can be most helpful by collaborating with my patient, family members, and other practitioners. Accordingly, I rely on communication with you to do my job well.
You can find my basic fees on this webpage. I expect payment at the time of service and can give you a billing receipt with the information insurance companies need to consider your services for reimbursement. Some insurance companies provide full or partial coverage for psychiatric services. I do accept Medicare if the secondary insurance is not an HMO plan, such as Keystone 65. The HMO plans require that you go in-network, and I am not in-network with private insurance companies.
The best way to reach me is by scheduling a time on my calendar (see above). If you are beginning with me, you would select an evaluation session. Later on, you have choice between the length of your followup visits, at least monthly at first and tapering to a lesser frequency as you do well over time. I do expect payment for any time scheduled and postponed or canceled without 24 hours' notice.
While I try to maintain availability to respond to urgent calls within 24 hours, please do call 911 or contact your local emergency room if you have an emergency.