We'll have a short, 5 - 10 minute telephone conversation where I learn about the current problems that have led to you to contact me. I’ll collect basic information like birth dates, etc., about the child/teen/young adult and the family. I’ll answer essential questions about process, fees and insurance. We will set up the time for a first meeting which most often is with the parents only.
If we agree that I may help your family, we will meet at my office in Walnut Creek or virtually using Zoom. I'll email you a packet that includes more biographical and insurance questions, directions to my office, a protocol on how I like to use Zoom, insurance forms, and a short description of my professional career.
While I have more than 40-years of experience prescribing psychiatric drugs to children, teenagers, and adults, I remain committed to fully exploring evidence-based, non-drug interventions (primarily working with the family and school) before implementing a medication intervention.