The first session is a 75-minute comprehensive consultation, where we have a chance to meet and ascertain your treatment needs. At the conclusion of the session, and with an understanding of previous and ongoing difficulties, social and life circumstances, goals, and previous treatment experiences, we will be able to arrive at a mutually agreed-upon plan which may include psychotherapy and/or medications. Additionally, any necessary tests will be ordered.

 

Psychotherapy sessions are 50-minutes long, weekly or more frequent, and medications are used as necessary. Medication management-only sessions are 20 or 50 minutes, and are usually monthly, but frequency varies depending on need. Medication management is also available to patients who need psychiatric services in addition to the psychotherapy work they are already doing with a non-psychiatrist clinician.

 

Current fees are $475 for the initial evaluation, $275 for 50-minute appointments, and $200 for 20-minute medication appointments. For privacy considerations and to provide more personalized care, Dr. Lerner is not a participating provider with any insurance company. If you have a PPO policy, you may be reimbursed by your insurance for a portion of the out-of-network charges. Please check with your insurance company for out-of-network coverage information.