What can I expect as a client of SB Integrative Psychiatry?
NOTE: This is a general guide as to what can be expected. Individual cases may vary.
1) After you you book an initial appointment - go to the FORMS page on this website and fill our intake and associated forms on the left hand column which are sent to us through our HIPAA compliant encrypted google forms.
2) Session 1: We will go through your intake form and your Comprehensive Lifestyle and Mind-Health Analysis
We will go over any blood-work and any relevant testing you may bring with you. We will then discuss the mind-health issues you want to improve and create a customized treatment plan.
This may include:
-Supplements and potentially prescription medications
-Additional blood work - if nutritional or hormonal imbalances are suspected or you haven't had blood work in the past 6 months.
-Customized lifestyle adjustments
Duration: 80 minutes
After the session you will download two documents from the right hand column of our FORMS page underneath the header - Session 2 Documents:
Using your Fork to Renovate your Brain
Enhanced Sleep Protocol
2) Session 2: RECOMMENDED No later than 2 weeks after the 1st session
We will go over:
-Any issues that may have arisen in between the sessions and address them.
-The treatment plan and make any adjustments/additions that may be indicated. -Any testing that may have been done.
-Discuss any questions you may have about the documents on brain nutrition and sleep.
If time allows for it:
-The basics of brain health and neuroplasticity and the importance of attentional training for brain growth and performance enhancement.
-The basics of attentional training and teach you (and record) a 3 minute and if time allows 10 minute attentional exercise(s). The recordings will be sent to your email for you to use and work with.
Duration: 50 minutes
3) Session 3: RECOMMENDED No later than 2 weeks after the 2nd session
In addition to going over specific issues/concerns and the treatment plan we will add to your attentional training a 15 minute exercise. If interested you can take on the 21-day attention game challenge.
If time allows we will explore your values and begin to find out what your best motivations are to guide your life. A Value Guide Sheet will be given including exercises to help you track and target your top values.
Duration: 50 minutes
Note that complex/difficult cases or those cases where many issues come up in-between sessions may extend the fundamental sessions beyond the 3rd session. Once the fundamentals are taught clients become established clients and can choose sessions whenever they want with a couple of noteworthy exceptions:
Medications: If you are being prescribed a medication by our doctors you will be required to make monthly appointments for the first 3 months. If you are stable at that point the appointments can be changed to once every two months.*
*Controlled medications: Require 6 months of monthly appointments. If you are stable at that point the appointments can be changed to once every two months. Those clients who come to see our doctors to try to get off of controlled medications are required to see our doctors monthly.
What are your professional fees?
Initial Evaluation and Assessment 80 minutes: $600
E/M Established Patient (outpatient) 50 minutes: $425
E/M Established Patient (outpatient) 25 minutes: $250
Missed Appointment (cancel < 48 hours) as per fee
Generally we recommend that each new patient (excluding consultations) have an 80 minute initial evaluation and 1 or 2 - 50 min follow-up appointments in order for you to learn the basic fundamentals on how to build a strong mind and brain. These initial appointments set up the foundation of your treatment program.
Note: These are recommendations only - due to the wide variety of issues you may be facing other arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.
Once the foundation is set, you can decide to continue to see us for either 25 minute sessions (most commonly used time) or 50 minute sessions - depending on your needs at that time.
Second Opinion Consultation-- in-session time 80 minutes, includes one-page summary report: $750
Court Depositions - Decided on a case by case basis and if our schedules allow: $600/hr
Do you accept insurance?
SB Integrative Psychiatry is a private mental health treatment center and does not participate in any insurance networks. We are considered an out-of-network provider for all PPO insurance plans. However, many insurances will provide a certain amount of reimbursement for out-of-network providers. Upon request, a superbill will be provided to all clients at each visit which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.
You can usually obtain claim submission forms on the website of your insurance company and then include the superbill receipt we provide with each visit. Please contact your insurance carrier directly for more information about reimbursement from an out-of-network provider. 3 helpful questions to ask your insurance carrier are:
1) Does my plan offer out-of network mental health benefits?
2) If it does then ask what your deductible is for these benefits?
3) Lastly, ask what percentage of reimbursement your insurance carrier provides once your deductible is met?
We accept credit cards, debit cards, and funds from a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account card as payment options. For in-person sessions both checks and cash are acceptable and due at the time of the appointment.
What are your cancellation and no show policies?
Please note that SB Integrative Psychiatry has a 48 hour (2 business days) cancellation policy. Cancellations made less than 48 business hours and no shows are charged the booked session fee. We are a low volume / high quality practice and every appointment is designed to be filled. We have found that it generally takes about 2 business days to find a replacement for a cancellation.
* Please note that when you schedule the initial visit, we require a credit card on file to hold the appointment time for you. A $150.00 appointment deposit and holding fee will be applied to your card. A full refund will be given if you decide to cancel the appointment 48 hours or greater before your scheduled appointment.
How can I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an initial appointment you can call (805) 679-3034 for a 20 minute free consultation with Dr. Mantz. You can also select CONTACT from the menu bar and use the input box to send us your contact information. While we do our best to be available to answer all calls in a prompt manner, should you get our voicemail, please leave us a message and we will be sure to return your call - usually within one business day.