We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Who We Are
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to empower people to connect to their inner wisdom to heal dis-ease and love their authentic selves.
- Body, mind and soul are one.
- Disconnection is an illusion.
- Healing comes from within.
- Love is the answer.
- Eradicate mental suffering.
- Educate and empower healers.
- Build a healing community.
- Inspire awakenings.
Why “Free Range” Psychiatry?
We are proud to call ourselves “Free Range,” as we “roam freely” and provide care via online video sessions (telepsychiatry).
In addition, because we are a non-profit organization not participating with health insurance plans, we are not restricted to the typical confinements that currently plague the healthcare system, such as:
- over scheduling patient appointments leading to overworked, stressed out and unhappy doctors
- health insurance companies dictating patient care
- excessive documentation and billing requirements, which consumes the doctor’s available time
- heavy reliance on medications due to time and financial constraints
- requirements to release sensitive patient mental health information to health insurance companies
Our “Free Range” approach allows us to provide more face-to-face patient time and more comprehensive individualized care.
Lastly, we feel that the term “Free Range” reflects holistic, integrative, wellness-based types of treatments, which are core principles of our care at Free Range Psychiatry.
Are We Your Ideal Practice?
We do not operate like many other psychiatric practices and are not a good fit for every patient. We believe strongly in only forging new relationships with patients who will connect with us and the types of services we can provide. Our connection and fit with you is what will ultimately lead to healing and fulfillment in your life.
- You are looking to minimize, stop, or avoid taking psychiatric medications
- You understand that true health and wellness is not something that can be found in a pill or a quick fix
- You are ready to make significant changes in your life
- You either do not drink alcohol or use drugs or you are ready and motivated to significantly reduce or quit completely
- You understand that there is a greater cost upfront in this type of treatment model, but that you will save tons of money down the line due to not needing (or needing very little) psychiatric or medical care
- You have tried the “traditional” model of psychiatric care and it has not been helpful or led you to a life of chronic suffering and hopelessness
- You are comfortable with online, video based psychiatric services, have access to an internet connection and possess basic computer literacy
- You are looking for brief visits with a psychiatrist for medication management
- You are not interested in changing any of your current toxic habits
- You are looking for a psychiatrist to prescribe you benzodiazepines or stimulants
- You are looking for a psychiatrist who works for your health insurance company
- You are looking to see a psychiatrist for one visit for medical marijuana or CBD
- You are looking for in-person visits only
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are 100% virtual and can see patients for establishing care in states where we are licensed and on a consultative basis anywhere in the US or in other countries.
No, we no longer offer office visits. We offer telepsychiatry appointments only.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed 4 years of medical school and an additional 4 years of residency in psychiatry. Psychiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat all medical conditions but specialize in treating mental (psychiatric) disorders. They are able to order and interpret medical tests and prescribe medications. In addition, they are trained to provide all types of psychotherapy. Psychiatrists are different from psychologists, who usually have a masters or doctorate degree and primarily perform psychotherapy. Psychologists are not medical doctors, do not complete medical school and usually cannot prescribe medications.
We can evaluate and treat patients of all ages.
We treat a broad range of mental health issues including: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and sexuality/identity concerns.
The services we provide are specialized and unique. In order to provide you with the highest level of care, we do not participate with any health insurance plans. By removing health insurance companies from the equation, we can spend extra time with you and provide you with the highly individualized care you deserve. In addition, by not having to bill insurance companies, we are able to reduce our costs and pass these savings on to you. Lastly, we can maintain complete confidentiality as we are not mandated to share any of your health information with your insurance company. We are considered an “Out-of-Network” provider and hence your health insurance plan may cover a portion of your care. If you desire, we are happy to provide you with a “superbill,” which contains an itemized statement of services and receipt of your payment to us, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. You may also use your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) to pay for our services, however you should contact your fund administrator to learn more about this option. Additionally, you may be able to include our fees as a medical expense as part of your itemized deductions on your tax return. You can read more about why why don’t participate with health insurance plans here.
Yes, you can absolutely use your health insurance benefits to pay for our services, unless you have Medicare. You can read about how to do this here.
In additional to individual and group therapy, we also offer family and couples therapy. Our fees are the same as for our individual evaluations and follow up sessions.
We completely respect your confidentiality and privacy. We will never share any of your personal information with anyone, unless we have your explicit permission. The only exception to this policy would be in the case of emergencies, where your safety or the safety of others is in imminent danger.
Telepsychiatry is the same as regular psychiatric services, except instead of seeing us in person, the sessions are held via an online video chat service. You will still receive the same individualized, quality care and we can provide you with electronic prescriptions for medications, if necessary. The only difference, is that you don’t have to worry about traffic and you can have the sessions from the comfort of your home or office!
There is no special software required to access our confidential online video based services. All you need is a computer or smart phone with a webcam, microphone, speaker and an internet connection with at least 8 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload speeds.
We can meet you in your home, office, or any location you choose in the state of Virginia. In addition to the fee for the visit, we charge $100 per hour for related travel time. Once you let us know where you’d like to meet, we can provide you with an estimate of our travel time.
At your initial evaluation, we will ask you a lot of questions about your medical and psychiatric history, and why you are seeking an evaluation. Our goal is to get to know you as an individual and to find out what we can do to help. Prior to your initial appointment, we will send you information on completing our New Patient Intake Form, as well as other related forms to sign. It is important that you complete all paperwork prior to your first appointment, so that we can help you best. Usually, at the end of the initial evaluation we can provide you with your full assessment as well as any recommendations for treatment. However, for some complex cases, an additional follow up session may be necessary before we can provide recommendations.
Unfortunately, we no longer offer Suboxone at this time.