Treatment

Scheduling

Welcome. To get started, please schedule a phone consultation to begin treatment. When prompted to select location, chose “Phone Consultation” to give you the greatest selection for appointments. During our phone call I will learn about your primary concerns and goals for treatment; we will make sure I am the right person to help you achieve your mental health goals.

After the phone consultation you will be asked to schedule an in-person assessment. To reserve your appointment you will need to enter your credit card information and complete intake documents that will be emailed to you. Assessments and follow up appointments are scheduled on Saturdays at 220 Bush Street, Suite 600, 2 blocks from Montgomery BART.

Follow-up appointments can be in-person or via telemedicine.

Fees:

I am not currently contracted with any insurance carries. I am happy to provide you with a superbill to submit for reimbursement. The billing codes used are 90792 for an assessment and 99214 for most follow-up appointments.

  • Initial Consultation: $400 for one 90-minute assessment:

    • Please submit all requested forms prior to the appointment

    • Additional time may be required for late arrival, incomplete forms, or complex cases

  • Follow-up appointments: $100 - $150

    • 25-minute appointments: $150

      • Recommended for established patients early in treatment, any patient who has questions about medications, is experiencing side-effects, would like to discuss making changes to their medication regimes, needs to discuss recent stressors, or to discuss alternative medications.

    • 15-minute appointments: $100

      • available by recommendation only

      • ideal for patients who are established and satisfied with their medications

  • 60-minute follow-up appointment: $300.

    • These appointments are ideal for:

      • patients who would like to bring a family member or partner who has questions or concerns about treatment

      • complex cases requiring more time

Cancellations:

  • Cancellations need to be made at least 48 business hours prior to appointment time. For example, an appointment on Monday at 2 pm needs to be cancelled by 2pm on the Thursday before.

  • The full fee of service will be charged for cancellations within 47 hours of appointment time.

The Evidence is Clear: Medication plus therapy is the best way to treat most mental health issues.

As part of treatment, I recommend therapy to most of my patients. I use many therapeutic techniques in my work but I am not a trained and licensed therapist, and you deserve that. You also deserve to have support, warmth, and understanding coming from multiple points in various settings, not just me. In the work of therapy is where growth, insight, coping skills, and wisdom happens. If you don’t already have a therapist, please contact your insurance to find in-network providers. You can also click on the links below to find local providers:

Confidentiality:

Information shared with Mountain Psychiatry is kept private and confidential. You may use the release of information form to request records for yourself or to be sent to another provider or entity. To protect your privacy I recommend that you use the Spruce Health App to text rather than SMS. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of my patients, I do not “friend” patients on social media platforms.

Under California State Law I am obligated to disclose information in the following cases:

  • a client presents a serious danger to self or others

  • abuse or neglect of children, elders, or intellectually disabled individuals

  • loss of consciousness while driving

  • in the event I am issued a court order

  • actions are necessary to collect payment

  • an insurance company requests information for reimbursement of services

More information can be found at: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy.