Psychiatrist | San Diego

About the Practice

I provide clinical services to help adults, adolescents, children and and their families. These outpatient services include evaluation and diagnosis, individual and family psychotherapy, medication assessment and management, referrals for psychological testing and laboratory blood work.

An initial session for evaluation may last up to two hours. During this time, I will review the difficulties you are experiencing and will begin to develop a comprehensive treatment plan with you. The plan may include referrals to practitioners of different modes of treatment such as individual, group or family therapy.

Any further recommended therapy sessions will last approximately one hour. Medication follow-up visits will typically last up to 30 minutes and when necessary, up to one hour. Treatment will be based on your clinical needs according to preferred practice guidelines that have been demonstrated to be most effective in overcoming the difficulties you are experiencing.

Fees and Insurance

I believe that providing comprehensive care to my patients requires a highly personalized approach. For this reason, I do not follow treatment guidelines outlined by insurance companies. It is my belief that this can jeopardize the quality of care that my patients and families deserve. I do not contract with any managed care or health insurance networks. A detailed explanation of my fees can be discussed by contacting my office.

Payments for services provided are due at the time of your appointment. I only accept cash or check. If you would like a receipt for your taxes or for reimbursement from your insurance company, please let me know at the time of service.

Services are by appointment only and your appointment time is specifically reserved for you. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to attend a scheduled appointment or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice may result in your being billed for the full appointment fee.

Availability

You may contact me by telephone at (858) 598-5207 for routine messages and appointment scheduling on my confidential voicemail. Telephone messages are generally returned the same business day and by the latest, the following business day. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.