The first session is a 90-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, usually weekly, and medications are used as necessary.
Medication management sessions are 20 or 50 minutes, and are usually monthly or less frequent, depending on need.
Current fees are $525 for the initial 90-minute evaluation, $325 for 50-minute appointments, and $200 for 20-minute appointments. For privacy considerations and to provide more personalized care, Dr. Lerner is not a participating provider with any insurance company. You may pay via check, credit/debit card, or HSA/FSA debit card. 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.
Psychopharmacotherapy & Psychoneuroendocrinology Consultation service is available for treatment resistant cases or where an endocrine component is suspected. The consultation usually consists of two sessions. During the first 90-minute appointment a comprehensive history is obtained and any necessary tests are ordered. During the second visit, which is usually 50-minutes, further information is gathered and overall findings are discussed. A consultation report is then made available directly to the patient or to the referring physician. Consultations services are billed at $375 per hour.