How Can I Help You?

Schedule an online nutritional psychiatry consultation with me to explore specialized nutrition strategies that can help improve your mental health or support your clinical mental health practice. Available worldwide.

Psychiatrist counseling vegetable: Enough about your childhood, let's talk about your diet

ANNOUNCEMENT MAY 2020:

If you are a new client, please note that my schedule is currently full. If you would like to be notified when new appointments become available, please contact my office and include a brief description of the reasons why you’d like to consult with me. Thank you for your interest and I apologize for the inconvenience. [Be aware that emails sent through my contact page are not secure or HIPAA-compliant, so it is best not to include sensitive personal information in your message.]

If you are an existing client, please schedule an appointment through your client portal or by using the scheduling button below. If there are no appointments available, please send me a secure message through the client portal and I will schedule you personally.


Services for Individuals

Nutrition for Mental Health Consultation/Coaching

Interested in dietary strategies with the potential to improve psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, binge eating, or mood swings? Already following a special diet for mental health but not seeing the results you’d hoped for? Worried about how special diets may affect your psychiatric medications? I can help you determine which nutrition approaches would best suit your mental health goals and dietary preferences. While I cannot provide official medical advice or establish a physician-patient relationship with you, I can offer ongoing monitoring, troubleshooting, and support to complement your work with your local health care team. Read more below about how I can help. Three to six follow-up appointments are recommended (but not required), particularly if you are interested in using a ketogenic diet to manage a mental health condition. To schedule your first session, scroll down the page, click the Request Appointment button, and choose “Initial Consultation.” You must be 18 years of age or older.

Services for Clinicians

Nutrition Consultation for Health Professionals

Are you a clinician caring for people with psychiatric conditions who would like to learn more about how to incorporate ketogenic or other science-based dietary strategies into your practice? I can provide one-on-one guidance around metabolic lab tests, medication management during keto-adaptation, psychiatric contraindications to dietary therapy, help with challenging cases, and more. Scroll down the page, click on the Request Appointment button, and choose “Clinician-to-Clinician Consult.”

Clinical Training in Ketogenic Diets

Virtual or onsite training programs for individual clinicians and group practices about how to implement ketogenic diets in the treatment of psychiatric disorders is now available, and can be customized to your clinical needs. Details and pricing are available upon request. To learn more, please write me through my contact page.

Not sure this service is right for you? email me through my contact page.


Examples of how I can help

  • Ketogenic (and other) diets for psychiatric disorders. If you would like to learn how a ketogenic diet or other special diet may help you with symptoms of depression, ADHD, binge eating, autism, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, bulimia, food addiction, or other psychiatric issues, I can help you. If you currently take psychiatric medication of any kind, I can offer guidance for you (and your clinicians, if you like) about how to manage your medications before, during, and after starting a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic or carnivore diet. [Please note that I cannot personally prescribe, adjust or discontinue medications for you via this online service.]
  • Advising you about how to begin, adjust, adapt to, or maintain your special diet to work towards your mental health goals
  • Troubleshooting your existing special diet to improve mental health
  • Optimizing plant-based diets to improve delivery of essential nutrients to the brain and improve mental health
  • Recommending tests that can be helpful in evaluating your metabolic health and nutrition status
  • Exploring the possibility of unrecognized food sensitivities that may be contributing to your symptoms

Pricing

Comprehensive Initial Consultation ($240 USD/hour). The first session includes all of the following:

  • Careful review of your written health history, questions and goals prior to our session to prepare for our conversation. If you are a clinician, I will review the written details of your case(s) and other pertinent information you share with me prior to the session.
  • A full 60-minute secure (HIPAA-compliant), confidential, online video consultation. If we extend the initial visit beyond 60 mins, the additional time is billed at $240/hour.
  • A brief written summary of our session accompanied by supplementary materials to support your goals. These vary, but may include food lists, strategic tips, special diet information, suggested lab tests, and recommended resources.

Follow-up Sessions ($180 USD/hour). This rate applies to all appointment types for any client (clinicians included) who has already had an initial consultation. Minimum session length is 30 minutes.

Payment Policy

Payments are handled by Stripe, a third-party online payment processing service (similar to PayPal) that accepts most credit and debit cards.

You are not charged anything until after the completion of each appointment or service.

Information about all practice policies, including fees for work conducted between sessions, and policy/pricing regarding ongoing secure email support, is shared with all clients during the registration process prior to confirming the first appointment.

Insurance

These services are not typically covered by insurance. You may submit paid receipts to apply for reimbursement from your insurance company, but most insurance providers do not cover nutrition counseling by psychiatrists.

Make an Appointment

If you are a new client, please note that my schedule is currently full. If you would like to be notified when new appointments become available, please contact my office and include a brief description of the reasons why you’d like to consult with me.

If you are an existing client, please schedule an appointment through your client portal or by using the scheduling button below. If there are no appointments available, please send me a secure message through the client portal and I will schedule you personally.

My philosophy, credentials and experience

I am a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist with nearly twenty years of clinical experience, including ten years of specialized experience in nutritional psychiatry at Harvard University Health Services, Smith College, the Hallowell Center, and private practice settings. I speak internationally about nutrition science and write about food and the brain for Psychology Today and DietDoctor.com. My areas of expertise include paleo, low-carbohydrate, ketogenic, carnivore and elimination diets, insulin resistance, food sensitivity syndromes, and supplementation of whole foods plant-based diets. I am particularly qualified to be of assistance with matters related to nutrition and mental health.

Questions about this consult service?

Just email me through my contact page.

[Please note: emails sent to my contact page are not secure or HIPAA-compliant, so it is best not to include sensitive personal information in your message.]


Free resources

I understand that private sessions are not affordable for many people. Over the years I have worked hard to research and produce numerous free written and video resources for the general public and for my fellow clinicians. I created all of these materials independently, without any industry funding. Other than a few affiliate links on my website and a handful of kind reader donations, which together cover less than 5% of my costs, my body of work is entirely self-funded.

Here is a short list of selected resources you may find helpful.Plenty more are available elsewhere on this site and on my Psychology Today homepage.