In general, many patients with anxiety and depression do best with psychotherapy as the primary modality of treatment and medication that is used as an adjunct, as necessary. The doctors practice several types of therapy including insight-oriented therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy that emphasize understanding the basic cause of one's symptoms as the means by which to eliminate those symptoms. Therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending upon the needs of the individual patient.
As physicians familiar with the biological and psychological aspects of a patient's emotional life, the doctors are able to evaluate and screen patients for medical problems that might contribute to their psychological distress. They bring the experience of a trained physician to therapy. Although the doctors do not accept patients requiring strictly medication management, they are capable of evaluating each patient for his or her need for medication and, if indicated, in certain cases, will accept patients who require limited medication treatment in addition to psychotherapy.
In marital and family therapy, a combined approach is often necessary. It is important to recognize that there are at least three entities in any relationship. The relationship itself is as important an element in the therapeutic situation as are the two partners to the relationship themselves. Recognizing the need for the relationship to succeed is of essence in the repair of a relationship having difficulties. In therapy with children, frequently the stress on the relationship of the parents has been so strained that it will require effort to repair.
The doctors are often asked about the type of patients they treat. In general, they see patients with the following types of problems and needs:
This is a general listing of conditions that the doctor treats. The appropriateness of any individual patient for treatment by Dr. Belkin is determined on a case-by-case basis. The doctors primarily treat patients with psychotherapy. They generally do not accept patients requiring strictly medication management.
We also participate with other insurance carriers. Please contact your insurance carrier prior to making an appointment to determine if your care will be covered.
For existing patients or hospital patients with questions regarding fees, your insurance coverage or about billing, please contact the billing office at (248) 682-0469, as the doctors are unable to return phone calls regarding billing questions. Prospective patients should contact their insurance carrier in order to determine their benefits. Insurance plans requiring prior authorization of office treatment are also generally not accepted.