Common Questions



What can a Psychiatrist do for me?

A Psychiatrist is a certified medical professional that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of mental illness and psychological problems.  A Psychiatrist has completed medical school, in addition to at least four years of training in the field.  Psychiatrists are not only trained to diagnose and manage mental illness, but are also adept at providing psychotherapy.  
In addition to providing standard psychiatric care, Dr. Krause is most passionate about finding the root cause of her patient's symptoms. Symptoms may often be reduced or alleviated by addressing nutrient dificiencies, hormonal imbalances, or environmental factors that may be contributing to the distress a patient may be experiencing.  

What will happen during my first appointment?
The first appointment is one hour in length.  During this time, Dr. Krause will strive to learn more about you and your reasons for seeking treatment.  We will also discuss your healthcare goals and how we may best work together to achieve those goals. 

Will my treatment be kept confidential?
We will not reveal any information regarding what happens within the work that we do together unless you have signed the Authorization to Disclose Information form.  In the instance that you are in danger of harming yourself or another, then we are obligated by law to notify the authorities of this. 

Will the cost of my treatment be covered by my insurance plan?
Dr. Krause does not accept insurance.  This allows your care with Dr. Krause to be truly confidential.  Payments are due at the time of each appointment.  Cash, checks, and all major credit cards are accepted.  
 
What if I have an emergency or an urgent situation come up?
If you find yourself in the midst of an emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1.  If you have an urgent situation, call our office, and we will see you as soon as we can.