Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions do you treat?

We provide treatment for these and other psychiatric conditions:
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism
  • Panic Symptoms
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar & Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Insomnia / Sleep Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders & Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Other disorders for which psychiatric medications are shown to be beneficial

Does Atara Health accept insurance?

We do not accept insurance. This is because the time we have to spend dealing with your insurance company and the restrictions they impose detracts us from being able to help you. Upon request, you will be provided with an itemized receipt or “Superbill” for possible reimbursement from your insurance.

What are your current fees?

  • Initial Consultation (approx 75 minutes): $299.00
  • Detailed Follow-Up (approx 20-25 minutes): $110.00
  • Psychotherapy plus Medication Management (approx 50 minutes): $199.00
  • For complete details, see our Office and Financial Policies (Fees subject to change)

    Payment is expected at time of service; checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Can I schedule an appointment on behalf of a family member, friend, or other loved one?

Seeking psychiatric care is a very personal choice that all future patients must undertake on their own. Therefore we cannot schedule an appointment without direct contact from each adult patient. Parents of patients under age 18 can make an appointment for their children. Exceptions are made for legal guardians of adult patients who are seeking continued care for the patient.

Will my care include psychotherapy?

Norm does not provide talk therapy, but Mary does; we will provide you a list of providers if needed.

What area do you serve?

We see patients who are located anywhere in Virginia. We are not licensed to see patients in DC, Maryland or any other state. If you live outside of Northern Virginia, we can still see you via telemedicine!

What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with extensive specialty training in psychiatry, national certification, and licensure empowering them to prescribe psychiatric medications and provide other behavioral health services.

How often would I have to see my provider as a patient?

After your initial intake, you will need to be followed within thirty (or sooner) days, depending on your condition. Visit frequency depends on your response to treatment and other needs. Once you are stable, the goal is to get you to a visit frequency of once every ninety days, or four times per year. Visits are generally weekly if you are receiving psychotherapy.

What ages of patients do you see?

Norm sees patients age 18 to 65. Mary sees patients age 10+.

Do you order genomic testing (genetic testing) for psychiatric medications?

The clinical evidence for the validity and utility of genetic testing for psychiatric medications is mixed at best. If you have tried and failed multiple psychiatric medications and are consistently having poor results, a genetic test can be considered. We work with Myriad Neuroscience’s GeneSight ® product when needed.

What are your appointment hours?

Monday through Friday: by Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

We have flexible hours from Monday to Friday, with some limited Saturday hours, and can work with your schedule. Earliest appointments are generally 8:00am and we are open for evening appointments some days.