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Telehealth / Telemedicine

I understand that you lead a busy life with little time to spare. That’s why I offer online medication management and counseling using telehealth for a variety of psychiatric conditions for children and adults. My telehealth service allows you to receive comprehensive and evidence-based assessments, treatments, and more – on your own time and in the comfort of your own space.


Insurance and Rates

I’m more than happy to see clients who are covered by insurance and/or who would prefer to pay out of pocket. I’m currently in-network with the following insurance plans:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United insurance

What if my insurance doesn’t cover therapy?

That’s okay! If you would like to see me even though we are not on your insurance, I can provide receipts that you can submit to your insurance provider. If the services are accepted by your insurance, they would then reimburse you at their out-of-network rate.

What are the service rates?

My practice is known for compassionate, evidence-based treatment, and prioritizing the quality of care for each person we serve. My service rate for initial assessments is $350 (40 min) and $200 for follow-ups (20 min).

What is Telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management.

Telepsychiatry involves direct interaction between a psychiatrist/psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and the patient. It also encompasses psychiatry supporting primary care providers with mental health care consultation and expertise. Mental health care can be delivered in a live, interactive communication. 


Video-based telepsychiatry helps meet patients’ needs for convenient, affordable and readily-accessible mental health services. It can benefit patients in a number of ways, such as:

  • Improve access to mental health specialty care that might not otherwise be available (e.g., in rural areas)
  • Bring care to the patient’s location
  • Help integrate behavioral health care and primary care, leading to better outcomes
  • Reduce the need for trips to the emergency room
  • Reduce delays in care
  • Improve continuity of care and follow-up
  • Reduce the need for time off work, childcare services, etc. to access appointments far away
  • Reduce potential transportation barriers, such as lack of transportation or the need for long drives
  • Reduce the barrier of stigma

While some people may be reluctant or feel awkward talking to a person on a screen, experience shows most people are comfortable with it. Some people may be more relaxed and willing to open up from the comfort of their home or a convenient local facility. Also, this will likely be less of a problem as people become more familiar and comfortable with video communication in everyday life.

Telepsychiatry allows psychiatrists to treat more patients in distant locations. Psychiatrists and other clinicians need to be licensed in the state(s) where the patient they are working with is located. Our licensed mental health providers can see patients located in California or Nevada.

Although telepsychiatry has the disadvantage of the patient and provider not being in the same room, it can create enhanced feelings of safety, security and privacy for many patients.

Evidence for Effectiveness

There is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of telepsychiatry and research has found satisfaction to be high among patients, psychiatrists and other professionals. Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Patient privacy and confidentiality are equivalent to in-person care.

Research has also found that overall experiences among all age groups have been good. There is evidence for children, adolescents and adults regarding assessment and treatment (medication and therapy). There are even people for which telemedicine may be preferable to in-person care, for example people with autism or severe anxiety disorders and patients with physical limitations may find the remote treatment particularly useful.

Telepsychiatry has been found especially effective with respect to the treatment of PTSD, depression, and ADHD.