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Doctor Sam uses an individualized and unique approach for each patient. After a thorough assessment, Doctor Sam will make suggestions regarding treatment plans that are most effective for you or your child. Doctor Sam offers the following services for children, adolescents and adults:

Medication Management

Our medication management services include a tailored, unique approach for each patient. Individual treatment plans are created that are cognizant of a patient’s medication history and preferences. Dr. Sam determines an optimal medication regimen to help a patient achieve their desired goals.

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Patients can work with Dr. Sam to understand how previous life events may contribute to today’s behaviors. With therapy sessions, patients can gain insight, motivation and hope.

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Supportive Therapy

Our supportive therapy services aim to support patients through therapeutic encouragement and guidance. Dr. Sam’s approach is geared towards straightforward therapeutic goals and reinforcing patients’ resilience to the challenges they face.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Our cognitive behavioral therapy services identify and assist patients with negative thinking and challenging situations. Patients work with Dr. Sam to change their maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors in order to live a more fulfilled life.

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Life Coaching

Dr. Sam empowers patients through in-depth consultations where she outlines how patients can meet and exceed their goals. Our services aim to strengthen patients’ commitment to achieving their goals, while simultaneously guiding them on a path to success.

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Our Telepsychiatry service is ideal for people with busy schedules and parents who both want to be present for their child’s appointment, but coordinating schedules is challenging. Patients have access to all services that Doctor Sam offers, but in the convenience of their own home or at the location of their choice.

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Common Conditions Treated

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Selective Mutism
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Unspecified Anxiety Disorders
  • Including Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Related Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
    • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymic Disorder)
  • Tourette’s Disorder and Tic Disorders
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Excoriation Disorder (Skin Picking)
  • Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors
  • Illness Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorders

Preparing For Your First Appointment

To make an appointment with Doctor Sam, please call (561) 510-9150. Doctor Sam will personally return your phone call and will provide you with a brief phone consultation free of charge. After your conversation with Doctor Sam, you will be scheduled with an appointment date and time. Changes to appointments must be made no less than 72 hours before your scheduled appointment time. Within 1 day of scheduling your appointment, you will receive an email to review and electronically sign Doctor Sam’s new patient forms. These forms must be completed prior to your appointment. You will also receive a personal invitation to your patient portal, where you will complete a diagnostic questionnaire. The diagnostic questionnaire should be completed at least 24-hours before your appointment. These documents will be reviewed directly by Doctor Sam who will be aware of the reason for your visit and your history. Your upcoming appointment will be tailored accordingly to your individual needs and requests.

New Patient Forms

Upon scheduling your appointment, you will receive a personalized email with access to all new patient forms. They can be conveniently completed electronically prior to your initial evaluation.

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Patient Portal

Every patient, free of charge, will have access to a personalized portal where you can access appointments, forms and questionnaires administered by Doctor Sam. Prior to your initial evaluation, there will be a diagnostic questionnaire available in your portal. This questionnaire should be completed at least 24-hours prior to your appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While there are many important traits in a finding a behavioral health provider, there are five things that Doctor Sam believes are critical to getting a patient well. These include time, the therapeutic alliance, commitment to treatment, being open-minded and developing strength. When you book an appointment with Doctor Sam, Doctor Sam devotes 100% of time to you. Doctor Sam really listens to what you feel, need and believe. Over time, this develops a unique alliance where you truly feel comfortable speaking with Doctor Sam and you commit yourself to treatment in a way similar to how Doctor Sam committed to you. Together you build trust in each other and through a professional lens, Doctor Sam will gently guide you to finding tools that will help you in your day-to-day life. Doctor Sam will reinforce your strengths and help you identify energy that you did not know existed. While all physicians hope to provide this level of treatment, this care takes time and knowledge that appointments with Doctor Sam will deliver.

Doctor Sam provides both medication management and therapy. Doctor Sam has devoted years to taking therapy courses that complement the psychiatric services offered in the practice. Doctor Sam’s extensive training in both therapy and medication management is rather unique to the field of psychiatry. Some patients may only need medication management. Others may need therapy as well. With Doctor Sam, together you will determine the best treatment plan for you or your child.

Sessions vary in length depending on the services provided. Sessions with therapy typically last longer than sessions that are exclusively for medication management, unless more time is needed. If you have a child who is being seen by Doctor Sam, Doctor Sam will ask to spend time with both you and your child. Sessions can also be scheduled back to back upon request. Please contact a member of Doctor Sam, LLC to see how long your appointment will be.

While there may be a wait to see Doctor Sam, a member of Doctor Sam will try and provide you with an appointment as soon as possible, particularly if you are flexible with scheduling. If there is an urgent matter, Doctor Sam will try and accommodate.  Doctor Sam treats each patient as if they are family and will provide you with the best care and individualized treatment available.

While Doctor Sam does not accept insurance, we are happy to provide you with a superbill that can be submitted to your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits.

Upon request, we will provide you with a form that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement should you choose to use your insurance. Insurance companies vary as to how much they will reimburse and insurance companies may not be able to cover the full cost of treatment. This is because Doctor Sam devotes a unique amount of time, dedication and individualized care to each of her patients. This allows her to provide a higher level of care that some in network providers may not be able to give.  Doctor Sam is dedicated to your treatment.

Yes! Doctor Sam has full e-prescribing capabilities. You don’t need to worry about having a physical prescription. Prescriptions can be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice and be picked up at your earliest convenience.

The answer to this question depends on what medication Doctor Sam prescribed and what condition it is treating. Discuss this question with a member of Doctor Sam directly for an answer on a case-by-case basis.

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