I'm a little different from most psychiatrists:

How do I schedule an appointment?

Click on any of the “Schedule a free consultation” buttons to share some information about what you’re looking for. After completing the form, you’ll be directed to my calendar to schedule a 15 minute phone call. We will discuss your reasons for seeking care, what you’re looking for, and whether you feel like I would be a good fit for you

Do you take my insurance?

I have opted out of working with insurance companies, but this doesn’t mean your health insurance will not cover part of the cost of my services. I provide superbills that you can use to get reimbursement using your out of network benefits.

Why should I work with you over a psychiatrist who takes my insurance?

If that has worked well for you in the past, you probably wouldn’t be reading this!

If you’re satisfied with seeing someone for a 15-20 minute visit every few months for medication refills and little else, then an in-network psychiatrist may be the best fit for you.

An out-of-network psychiatrist like me would be an excellent fit for you if you’re interested in the following:

1. A psychiatrist who can take more time with you during and between visits to work with you on your personalized goals

2. A multidisciplinary trauma-informed approach that honors your wisdom and preferences

3. Evidence-informed, integrative psychiatry combining supplements and neutraceuticals with traditional medication approaches

4. Easy, hassle-free scheduling and communication with your psychiatrist between visits

5. Making an investment in your health and well-being

Does integrative psychiatry mean that you do not prescribe medications?

Not at all!

Integrative psychiatry combines the best Western medicine approaches such as psychotropic medications, while also recommending evidence-informed complementary therapies to treat psychiatric symptoms and optimize wellness. If you’re 100% against taking psychotropic medications, please know that I will listen to your concerns and may still recommend medication after a thorough evaluation. We may discuss the benefits of pharmaceutical interventions, but I also use non-medication approaches often and will discuss the nuances of this with you based on your particular circumstances.

I don't live in Massachusetts or New York. Can we still work together?

Maybe! I can see patients who are located in Massachusetts or New York or are willing to travel there for appointments.

What does "trauma-informed" psychiatric treatment mean?

This means that I understand the role that control, trust, and empowerment play in making decisions about your body. When you decide to take a medication, this decision depends on the trust between you and the person prescribing it.

Oftentimes my patients have been prescribed medications in the past, but had negative reactions or never even took the medication because:

1. Their doctor didn’t take the time to explain it

2. Their doctor didn't prepare them for potential side effects

3. They didn’t trust that their doctor took the time to listen to and understand them.

My patients have told me that in the past they did not trust their provider or feel in control, which can be re-traumatizing and discourages people from seeking care. It is a core value in my practice to give patients a sense of control over their treatment, be flexible and informative when it comes to medication choices, and create a compassionate environment that helps patients feel safe.