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  • What is integrative psychiatry?
    Let me first tell you what it isn't- Integrative psychiatry is not anti-medication. Instead, using an integrative approach means drawing from the best of ALL treatment modalities including talk therapy, exercise and lifestyle coaching, nutrition recommendations, evidence-based supplement and nutraceutical protocols, and judicious use of medications, if needed. My goal is to understand the underlying cause of your symptoms and encourage your body to do what it knows how to do- heal itself. We may do basic or more advanced/functional lab testing, if indicated, to insure that we're covering all our bases and that your care plan is thorough and thoughtful.
  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    Click on any of the "Schedule a 15 minute consultation" buttons and send me a message. I'll send you an email and we'll set up a time to talk. If you feel that I'm a good fit for you, we'll book your first appointment together, and then you'll have access to my booking widget to schedule your follow up appointments.
  • Do you take my insurance?
    I have opted out of working with insurance companies, as I feel this enables me to give the highest quality care. This does not mean your insurance won't cover part of the cost of my services. I am not only able to provide a superbill, but I am partnered with a service called Reimbursify, which allows me to create an account on your behalf and submit your superbill to your insurance myself as an added convenience to you.
  • Why work with you rather than someone who takes my insurance?
    If you prefer short 15-20 minute appointments for medication refills and little else, then you might benefit from seeing someone who is in network for your insurance. If you are seeking a trusted ally in your mental health who will dedicate ample time to focus on your treatment plan and goals, and select thoughtfully from multiple modalities to tailor treatment to your needs, you may be best served by seeing an out of network provider like me.
  • Is seeing a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner the same as seeing a Psychiatrist?
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists are both trained to assess, diagnose and treat mental health conditions with medications and psychotherapy. We often perform the same role in mental health care. Numerous studies have also found that patient outcomes for nurse practitioners are equivalent to, and in some cases better than, those of physicians. By choosing to work with a nurse practitioner, you are working with a provider who was trained within a nursing model--to care for the whole person, in addition to treating disease. Many psychiatrists adopt this philosophy of care as well, but for NP's, it's a foundation of our training from day one. Whether you see a Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatrist is a personal decision, but you can rest assured that if you do see a nurse practitioner, you are in well-trained, capable and compassionate hands.
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