Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

New Patients

Clinic Policies and Information

If you are considering scheduling an initial evaluation with me, please review the following information to help you determine if my services are appropriate for your needs. 

My office hours are by appointment only.  Please call me at 859-537-7332 if you wish to schedule an appointment.

Appointments and Fees

All of my appointments are between 45 and 55 minutes.  I do not offer brief, medication management appointments.

My fee for an initial appointment is $250.  My fees for all subsequent appointments depend on the type of treatment necessary and the frequency of our sessions.

I accept cash, checks and credit cards for payment.  I reserve the right to charge for non-billable services such as phone calls and documentation for third parties (e.g., insurance company requests, disability documentation, etc.)

If you plan to use your out-of-pocket health insurance benefits (see below), please remember that patients are required to pay the full balance out-of-pocket.  After your health insurance processes your claims, they will send a reimbursement check directly to you after deductibles are met.

Due to my limited clinic schedule, I must charge for missed appointments or cancellations made without 48 hours notice.

Initial Evaluations

Because a single 45 minute session is not enough time to get to know someone, I meet with people weekly for several weeks to complete an evaluation and discuss treatment recommendations.  If you wish to schedule an initial appointment with me, please be prepared to meet on a weekly basis for four to six sessions. 

If you are currently prescribed psychiatric medications from your family doctor or another psychiatrist, please bring a copy of your medical records to your first appointment.  You may request a copy of your medical record by calling your doctor’s office.

Please be aware that I complete new evaluations and treatment plans for all patients, including those transferring their care from another psychiatrist or mental health professional.

Health Insurance

Like many psychiatrists and psychoanalysts, I am out-of-network for all commercial insurance plans.  Unfortunately, insurance companies do not value combined medication management and psychotherapy and often try to limit the duration and frequency of treatment. If your insurance company tells you that I am in-network for your plan, your insurance company may be reviewing information for a different clinic location. 

I do accept Medicare for psychoanalysis and intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy.  I do not accept Medicaid.

Many commercial insurance plans, however, offer out-of-network benefits which may pay for part of your treatment.  If you would like to use your health insurance, please call the customer service or mental health phone number listed on the back of your insurance card to obtain information about:

  • Pre-authorization (if this is required, please notify me before our first appointment)

  • Your co-pay amount or co-insurance rate

  • Your out-of-network deductible

  • Your out-of-network maximum

If you would like me to file insurance claims for you, please bring a copy of the front and back of your insurance card.