How I evaluate potential new Patients: I like to speak by phone with those who wish to work with me in treatment. We’ll talk about your current and past symptoms, previous treatment, and my office policies and procedures. If, after that talk, you wish to proceed with an evaluation session, we will schedule 2 or 3 separate appointments; between these appointments I will gather any necessary medical records (upon your release) and speak with any previous treatment providers (upon your release). Toward the end of the evaluation, we will have a dialog about what I believe is going on with you and various treatment options.Please note that the evaluation is your chance to evaluate me, as well. Trust, good communication, and mutual respect and understanding are cornerstones to a good therapeutic relationship.
Difficulty finding your path. I also offer clinical supervision to other psychological/psychiatric colleagues, including second opinions.