My primary goal is to create an environment where you feel safe, accepted, and understood. I am an adult psychiatrist offering treatment with both medications and psychotherapy. Medications can be helpful, but medicine is never the sole answer to our problems. As a psychiatrist who also does psychotherapy, I will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan which includes the role of physical activity, relationships, nutrition and work/life balance. I treat adult men and women with depression, anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), mood disorders, and ADHD. I work with women who are currently pregnant, or postpartum, as well as women with pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder. I also enjoy working with students and professionals.
Telemedicine and in person appointments are available.
I Can Help With:
Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Panic attacks
Support for Cancer and Chronic Medical Conditions
Support for those with a loved one with a serious medical condition
Grief, Loss, and Trauma
Significant Life Transitions such as school, new job, or retirement
Postpartum anxiety or depression
Thank you for considering me to be your doctor. Before you are scheduled, I do a detailed screening to make sure we are a good fit, and if I am not the best fit, I will do my best to point you in the right direction.
To become a new patient, first please contact my office and leave a message with Amber at 512-346-2332, option 0. (As we are currently not in the physical office due to covid, you may have to play a little phone tag. Thank you for your patience.) You will then be scheduled for a screening call with me which will last approximately 15 minutes. In that call, I will review the information that Amber collected from you and ask some additional questions. This call does does not establish a physician-patient relationship. During the screening call, if I determine that I am not the best fit for your needs, I will refer you to a colleague or another mental health provider. The physician-patient relationship starts after our first official in-person or video consultation appointment.
Policies, Finances, and Insurance
A credit card on file is required for all patients. I am out of network with all insurances. We can provide a superbill which you can submit to your insurance for out of network benefits. We accept all major credit cards, HSA’s, or debit cards for payment. Checks may be used for payment after the first 3 appointments. Payment is due at the time of service. I do not complete requests for disability evaluations within the 1st appointment. Paperwork and forms for disability are generally only completed once care has been established for a minimum of 6 months.
Initial Evaluation (75-90 min): $450
Follow Up Appointments: 25 minute appointment $170 50 minute appointment: $240
Phone Calls: 5 -10 min: $25 (longer calls will be billed at the regular rate)
Non-Urgent Voicemails Left After Hours, Weekend/After-hours prescription requests will incur a fee of $25. More complex requests may incur additional fees.
No show or Late Cancellation: 50% of the appointment fee for the 1st occurrence. Subsequent occurrences will be charged the Full Fee.
2 business days are required for cancellation and rescheduling.
Patients need to be seen a minimum of 3 times per year when medications are stable and well-established. Appointment frequency is determined collaboratively.
This is not a complete list of office policies. Established patients please refer to your policy forms. Potential patients may request a complete list of policies.
*Rates and policies will be adjusted annually and are subject to change.
I have additional fellowship training with board certification in Psychosomatic Medicine (recently re-named Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry), which focuses on the overlap of medical and psychiatric issues. During my fellowship I focused on cancer, decision-making capacity, delirium, post-ICU care, dementia, and psychological issues that arise during serious illness. I received additional training in meaning-centered psychotherapy which is based on the work of Viktor Frankl. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4861219/
More information about consultation-liaison psychiatry can be found here: https://www.clpsychiatry.org/about-aclp/whatis-clp/ .
I completed my residency and fellowship training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in both General Psychiatry (2015) and in Psychosomatic Medicine(2017).
Following residency and fellowship, I worked in private practice at North Raleigh Psychiatry, P.A., and also served as a psychiatric consultant at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina providing evaluations for psychiatric emergencies and also for medically or surgically hospitalized patients. I also worked part-time in an inpatient substance abuse treatment center.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about any of the services I offer, please call my NEW phone number: 512-877-2878. Amber, our office manager, will do an initial screening phone call, and I will call you for additional information.
In Austin, the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team can be reached at 512-472-4357. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. If you'd like to talk to a peer, warmline.org contains links to warm lines in every state. If you don't like the phone, check out Lifeline Crisis Chat or you can reach Crisis Text Line by texting START to 741741.
|Office Manager: Amber Washington|
|9501 N Capital of Texas Hwy|
|Buildings 1 and 3|
|Austin, Texas 78759|