Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize you may have questions about accessing psychiatric care with Anda. If you cannot find an answer below, please reach out to us. We’re here to support you. 

What types of mental health conditions do you treat?

Dr. Arleen Andujar specializes in treating a range of mental health conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) bipolar disorder, and other mood related disorders.

What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry?

Both psychologists and psychiatrists understand the relationship between our bodies, thoughts, feelings and emotions. They are both trained to identify psychiatric disorders and can utilize different forms of therapy, however psychiatrists are medical doctors with a deeper understanding of mental health and its manifestations within the body. They are able to identify and treat complex mental health conditions. Psychiatrists complete medical school along with 4-6 years of specialized training and are able to prescribe medications as part of a treatment plan. 

Do you take insurance?

Anda Psychiatry & Wellness is an out of network (OON) practice and does not currently have contracts with insurance companies. This allows us to ensure we are providing the best care possible without being constrained by insurance company limitations. We are able to dedicate more time to each patient, provide truly personalized care, and maintain strict confidentiality without external interference. It’s quality care, without compromise.  

How to see a psychiatrist without insurance?

Seeing a psychiatrist without insurance is straightforward and often easier for patients. Upon request, we can provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Depending on your out of network benefits, reimbursements can range anywhere between 30-80%. 

How much does an appointment cost?

The cost of an appointment will vary depending on the type of appointment and the duration. You can see our current fee schedule here. Please contact Anda Psychiatry & Wellness for any questions via the contact form or by emailing us at office@andapsychiatry.com

 

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can request to schedule an appointment by using our website scheduler, filling out the contact form or emailing us at office@andapsychiatry.com.

What should I expect during my first appointment?

During the first appointment Dr. Andujar will conduct an initial evaluation to assess your mental health needs and develop a treatment plan that takes into account your unique situation. This often involves consultation with your existing healthcare team so that every aspect of your health is being taken into consideration. 

 

How often will I need to come in for appointments?

The frequency of appointments will depend on your individual needs and subsequent treatment plan. However, Dr. Andujar typically recommends regular appointments, at least initially, to ensure that treatment is progressing as anticipated. This can also ease any worries or concerns you have when it comes to starting treatment. 

How long does a psychiatric appointment last?

Psychiatric appointments can vary in length depending on your needs. Initial evaluations for children are 2.5 hours–this is divided into three separate sessions, and initial adult evaluations typically take 60-90 minutes.  This is usually held in a singular session. For follow up appointments, children can expect a 45 minute appointment , and adults 30 minutes. 

What types of treatment options are available?

Dr. Andujar utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment options, including medication management, psychotherapy, and other therapeutic interventions. Treatment options will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, as psychiatry is never a one-size fits all solution.