New Patient Overview

All prospective new patients to Optimal Psychiatry must complete an online Appointment Request form, which asks about basic demographic information, your primary treatment concerns, and insurance information.

If you have any questions prior to your visit, please don’t hesitate to email info@optimal-psychiatry.com

Financial Information

Part of the commitment to quality care is helping you understand your financial responsibility as our patient.

If you have any questions about the information presented here or want to discuss a financial issue, please call the billing office at 410-505-7952

Quick Facts

  • The list of insurance providers that Optimal is considered “In Network” for is listed below.
  • We are not in network with any Medicaid or Medicare plans.
  • Co-pays and account balances are due at the time of service.
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and personal checks are accepted.
  • Your insurance coverage is an agreement between you and your insurance company. Financial responsibility rests with the patient for deductibles, co-insurance and non-covered services.

It is your responsibility as our patient to provide accurate and current information at the time of service so that your insurance company can be billed.

Insurances We Accept

Out of Pocket Rates

Initial should say $300, Follow up $175


We are preferred providers for the following insurance companies and behavioral health companies:

We are currently not in network with:

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

It takes tremendous strength, courage and motivation to ask for help.  If you have never been to a psychiatric provider, it may surprise you to find that the first appointment is very similar to appointments with other medical professionals. The first appointment is focused on learning what your goals and motivations are for treatment and seeing how we can align a treatment plan to your goals. 

Although you might be concerned with a psychiatric/mental health concern, We always seek to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating can all be caused by medical problems such as thyroid disease, infections, medication side effects, hormone abnormalities, and many other treatable medical conditions. A proper diagnosis is necessary to develop an effective treatment plan.

How We Formulate a Treatment Plan

There are a number of  medical and non-medical treatment options that we commonly use. Every patient is unique and comes with a history of treatment failures, treatment successes, and treatment options that have not been tried.

Psychotherapy vs Medication

Medications for the treatment of depression can take a week or two to take effect and up to another six to eight weeks to have maximal effect. Therefore, it is important to simultaneously employ the other treatments options. This is why we discuss psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and behavioral activation first. These treatment modalities can have significant positive effects on depression immediately and can serve as a bridge until medication can take full effect.