What kinds of patients do you treat?

At Beverly Hills Psychiatry, I work with adults, children, and adolescents.

What conditions do you treat?

I work with patients who experience a wide variety of psychiatric disorders, impairments, and challenges. In particular, I treat patients with anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety, OCD, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, and phobias), mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), eating disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, autism, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents (such as oppositional-defiant disorder and conduct disorder). Additionally, I treat patients who present with psychiatric problems due to medical conditions.

Do you always prescribe medication? What if I’m looking for non-medical interventions?

Every treatment plan is collaborative and geared toward the specific needs and goals of the patient, who is included in the decision-making process from the outset. In certain disorders, where it has been proven that medication is highly effective, it will most likely be recommended. But each plan is multifaceted, incorporating non-medical interventions, such as psychotherapy, education, coping strategies, and methods of self-care.

What happens in the first appointment?

In the first appointment, we begin with a full psychiatric exam, which includes an evaluation of the patient’s psychological status, as well as a social, family, and developmental history. We discuss physical contributors, and when necessary, lab work and diagnostic tests may be recommended. When working with pediatric patients, it is necessary for both the parents and the child to be involved in the initial exam. But I also take the time to speak with the child alone to get a sense of their own understanding of their symptoms. The goal of the initial meeting is to formulate a differential diagnosis and explore various treatment options.

Do you accept insurance?

While Beverly Hills Psychiatry does not accept insurance, patients are provided with a bill to submit for reimbursement from their insurance providers, should they wish to do so. I recommend contacting one’s insurance company to review out-of-network coverage if this is an important consideration.