Attending your First Consultation
Family Psychiatry of North Jersey invites you into our private office with a comfortable, safe environment. Your first appointment is primarily an information-gathering session with Dr. Miller. It is important to learn a lot about you and your history in a short amount of time in order to properly evaluate your concerns and arrive at a possible diagnosis. Since diagnosis often helps guide treatment, it’s an important part of the process.
Your story is indeed your own and a very personal one at that. Despite what you may have read, a person is not simply a diagnosis. Nor do we look at people who come to us that way. We look at each and every person as a unique individual who is in pain and needs help.
The only person who can tell your story is you. So when you enter our office for the first time, you should remind yourself that you are your own life’s expert. We are not here to judge you. In fact, our main job is simply to listen to you, and become the world’s second-foremost expert on you (you being the first). So feel confident that we don’t know you as you know you in that first session, and tell your story — what brings you in today?
Ongoing Therapy Sessions
At the end of your first appointment, Dr. Miller will often arrive at a tentative diagnosis for your problem. Diagnoses can often help guide you as a patient in helping you formulate a realistic treatment plan, and inform whether medication may be helpful or necessary.
There are times when a final diagnosis after just one session is not made, in which there may be an update or change to your diagnosis after attending additional sessions in getting to know you.
If medication is necessary, Dr. Miller will discuss options, benefits, side effects, contradictions, and risks.
Choice of Payment Options
We accept insurance plans and self pay. Click here to view more information about your payment options.