There are four things that set my approach apart from other mental health treatment. Firstly, my approach is holistic meaning all aspects of your life – mind, body, spirit and community – are taken into account. Secondly, I aim to get at the root cause of your difficulty using a combination of history taking and selective testing. Thirdly, the treatments I offer are integrative, both psycho-therapeutically as well as biologically. For psychotherapy this means western approaches like cognitive therapy and eastern ones like yoga and meditation may be included. And for biological treatments this means that herbs, supplements and nutrition recommendations are provided even when pharmacological options are indicated. Fourth, my goal from day one is to decrease your dependence on me and other external treatments and therefore my focus is on teaching self-efficacy, and increasing resilience.
Initial Integrative Assessment & Treatment Planning:
This includes a thorough history of your concerns, including an assessment of mind, body, spirit & community, goal setting. It is a minimum of 90 minutes. Usually after this meeting some initial test and treatment recommendations will be offered. It also includes obtaining collateral from other treatment providers when indicated. The cost is $500.
Psychotherapy Initial Assessment & Treatment Planning:
This includes history taking and a holistic assessment but is less focused on medical & psychiatric concerns and more on psychological ones. This is for individuals who are interested in becoming therapy clients of Dr Benedek. Length and frequency of sessions will also be discussed at this meeting. The cost is $500
Integrative Medical Treatment with Psychotherapy:
Your integrative assessment may be followed by this comprehensive treatment. This includes both medical and psycho-therapeutic treatment. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost $350. These are typically recommended weekly to start. Often patients see significant improvement in the first 8-10 weeks and no longer need weekly treatment. I will do my best to give you an idea of the likely length of treatment when we start.
Psychotherapy Treatment for Individuals & Couples:
Your initial psychotherapy assessment may be followed by psychotherapy sessions. These are are also typically weekly to start, but can be at different frequencies as well depending on the situation. These include a combination of psychotheraputic approaches and are tailored to each individual person. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost $350. There are some sliding scale spots for this treatment. If you are not able to afford the full fee please inquire.
Integrative Medical Treatment: This service is full at this time
Your integrative assessment may be followed up by an initial medical follow up. Usually 2-3 weeks after your initial assessment. These appointments are also 50 minutes and cost $350. After that appointments are scheduled as needed but not usually more than 1-2 times per month.
At some point after your initial assessment I may recommend that you engage in group treatment as part of your treatment plan. Group treatment can be an effective way to build community, increase self efficacy and improve accountability at a lower cost.