Frequently Asked Questions
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 sent 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 me 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: Requires 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 me to try to get off of controlled medications are required to see me monthly.
What are your professional fees?
Initial Evaluation and Assessment 80 minutes: $425
Mind-Health Fundamentals Sessions 1 and 2 50 minutes: $375
E/M Established Patient (outpatient) 50 minutes: $375
E/M Established Patient (outpatient) 25 minutes: $250
(EP) Psychotherapy/Mind-Health Consulting Session 50 minutes: $325*
Brief Medication/Supplement Mgmt Focused Phone Appt 10 minutes: $125
Mind-Health Email Consult 15 minutes: $65
Clients can send email questions to Dr. Mantz about supplements, nutrition, psychology, meditation, neuroscience, and performance enhancement. If accepted Dr. Mantz will research the question and craft a response. These are not to be used for specific treatment or diagnostic purposes but are intended to give you access to high quality information derived from the latest in scientific research blended with years of clinical experience designed for learning purposes. This service is also available to the client's family members as well if the client gives permission.
*Psychotherapy/Mind-Health Consulting Sessions: Established clients can choose after their first 3 introductory sessions to sign-up for weekly or once every other week sessions. Minimum period 2 months.
This is designed to help those who are committed to accelerating their healing and mind-health performance.
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.
We have a maximum of 20 full-session appointment slots available each week and scheduling one of these slots blocks others from having it. It is difficult for other clients to change their schedules within 24 hours to take a vacated spot. The 48 hour notice allows for other clients the opportunity to have it.
* 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. If you do not show up to your initial visit or cancel your appointment in less than 2 business days you cannot receive a refund unless you provide us with a medical reason for missing the appointment which must include official documentation (i.e. doctor's note, ER visit documentation).
If you cancel your appointment in a timely manner (48 hours or greater before your appointment) the $150 dollar deposit and holding fee will be refunded back to you.
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.