Although a recognized provider within the insurance companies' listings, our practice and Dr. Newman do not subscribe to the plans as in-network providers. We are happy to provide patients with a printed "superbill", by which they can submit to their insurance and be reimbursed under their out-of-network benefits. However, this means that services are paid for as they occur.
The first appointment at which you meet your new provider should instill you with confidence that this professional will take the time needed, and apply diagnostic skills and systemic thinking to an understanding of your problems. Only with such an approach can solutions and true healing follow. .
Dr. Newman can undertake clients for weekly sessions, depending on his schedule. In the event his schedule is full as you come in to the practice to work with him, he will refer to a therapist who shares his approach to mental health, and collaborate with the other professional. Dr. Newman uses all of the following: neurofeedback, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, meditative practice, structural and psychodynamic family therapy, "Whole Brain" retraining, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and the application of transcranial stimulators for reduction in anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Ultimately the best way to attain diagnoses and recommendations for treatment, the Psychological Evaluation is the gold standard for attaining support in educational, vocational, or other settings in the community. Every Psychological Evaluation usually consists of: intellectual, achievement, personality and emotional/affective assessment. Other components may be added, like direct measures of attention, or assessment of social functioning, where this is a problem area. Each evaluation is tailor-made to the patient's history, thus the price may differ, from one evaluation to another, depending on the detail sought, and the particular diagnostic questions.
In addition to all the areas listed above in the Psychological Evaluation, the Neuropsychological Evaluation will also include assessment of the most basic building blocks of the brain: Language, Memory, Attention, Executive Functions, Visuospatial Reasoning, and psychomotor processing. The NPE takes many more hours than the Psychological Evaluation, and is much more comprehensive in its answers.
Application of sensors to the head to record brainwave activity results in a recording that can be digitized and run against the peer group database, to identify deviances from the norm of the particular patient. It is referred to as a "functional brain mapping", to distinguish it from structural imagery like the Ct scan, or MRI. This has extensive benefit as a diagnostic tool, a prognostic aid to clinical judgment to improve selection of the right medication if prescription is being made, and a road map to treatment. Many patients also request "before" and "after" brain maps, to monitor for improvements in response to treatment.