Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Questions

Are you a therapist/counselor?

While my training does qualify me to provide psychotherapy (talk therapy), my focus is on the use of medication to treat psychiatric disorders.

Therapists, counselors, and psychologists do not prescribe medications. However, they have more extensive training in psychotherapy, so I often refer patients to a psychotherapist in conjunction with the treatment I provide.

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Do you accept insurance?

Canvas Mental Health does not currently accept insurance. In most cases, upon request, we can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurer for possible reimbursement. Please contact us at 210-985-1900 for rates.

Where is your office located?

My office is located at 14603 Huebner Road, Building 35, Suite 3505, San Antonio, TX 78230. However, office hours vary so please contact me at 210-985-1900 to verify that I will be in the office before coming to the office.

How do I get to the video conference session?

Log onto the patient portal. Once your provider initiates the telehealth session, a link to the session will appear in your patient portal account.

Once you click this link to open the video conference platform, click “Join” in the bottom right corner to enter the session.

Are you a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a physician. I am not a physician, but a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner.

As a nurse practitioner, I have a master's level training and licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse and I am board certified as a psychiatric and mental health specialist. This enables me to provide services that are also provided by psychiatrists, including the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and the treatment of these disorders with interventions that include prescription medications.

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