Frequently asked questions

Do you accept insurance?


In order to provide highly customized and confidential sessions that address your specific needs, I am not in-network with any insurance plans, Medicaid, or Medicare. Although I do not participate directly with any insurance plans, you may be eligible for "out-of-network" benefits (see below).

I believe that good medical practice involves careful attention to detail, extensive input from the patient, and a focus on the patient’s long-term, higher-level treatment goals. My goal is to help you thrive, not just to treat your symptoms. Achieving these goals requires time and flexibility, which is more compatible with a private-pay model for your care. If you've ever been frustrated by 15 minute appointments with your psychiatrist that didn't address your needs, I hear you loud and clear, and I want you to know that my approach is quite different. When we’re working with something as complicated as the human mind, in my opinion, more time is better.

With that being said, you may want to consider looking at whether you have "out-of-network" benefits, because if so, you may be eligible for reimbursement (see below).




What age range do you treat?


I work with patients who are 18 and above. If you are looking for a provider for children or adolescents, I recommend contacting the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor at (734) 764-0231 or Beaumont Psychiatry at (800) 633-7377.




Can I use "out of network" benefits?


Yes. For patients with insurance plans that provide "out-of-network" benefits, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, I provide you with an invoice with billing codes and other information that you can then use to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.

Your health insurer can provide you with information on how much you can expect to be reimbursed. If you plan to use your out-of-network benefits, you may want to call your insurance company and ask about codes 99205 (new patient visit), 99214 and 99215 (medication follow-up visits), and 90837 (therapy follow-up visit).

You may also want to ask about your deductible for any out-of-network benefits. You can find more specific numbers for your particular plan at FairHealthConsumer.org.

Please keep in mind that I cannot guarantee that you will be reimbursed by your insurance company, as the rules and regulations for individual policies can vary significantly.




Can I use an FSA or HSA?


Patients with flexible spending accounts (FSA) or healthcare savings accounts (HSA) may be eligible to utilize these funds to pay for appointment fees. Please contact your insurance company for more information, as they will be able to tell you what types of costs are eligibile under your specific plan.




What if I have more questions?


Please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to discuss any further questions you may have!




Where can I find your Notice of Privacy Practices?


Please click here to view my Notice of Privacy Practices.




Are you accepting new patients?


I am currently accepting new patients on a limited basis at this time. Due to a significant increase in requests over the last several months, I am currently placing new patients on a wait list, and I will contact you as more openings in my schedule emerge. I know that it is difficult to find a treatment provider, and I will do my best to respond to you in a timely fashion, but please keep in mind that the volume of requests means that there will likely be a delay.

Please submit your contact information on the New Patients page, and I will contact you as soon as I can. I very much appreciate your patience and understanding. If you need any referrals to other providers, I am happy to provide those as well.




What are your hours?


I see patients between 10:00am and 7:00pm during my normal clinic hours on weekdays.




What are your fees?


Appointment fees are as follows: New Patient / Consultative (Second Opinion) Evaluation (120 minutes): $575 Return Visit (30 minutes): $200 Return Visit (60 minutes): $350 Extended Session (90 minutes): $425




Are you seeing patients over telehealth?


Yes, I am currently seeing patients over Google Meet, which is a secure and HIPAA-compliant video chat app. It works similarly to FaceTime. For patients seeking therapy without any type of medication management, this may be a convenient option. In certain instances, we may need to meet in person to prescribe certain types of medications. We can plan this out according to your treatment needs. Please keep in mind that in order to participate in sessions remotely, you will need to be physically located in the State of Michigan for the duration of the appointment.