Dr. Brams does take several insurance plans including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare and Aetna. In addition, he accepts Texas Children’s Star (TCHP). Although insurance is accepted, it is important that you are familiar with your health benefits as there are co-pays, deductibles and in-network concerns that may need verification. My office will do what they can to verify these benefits but coverage is not a guarantee of payment. If for some reason there are concerns with payment and Dr. Brams is in-network with your plan, you will be charged the contract rate that is covered by your insurance plan. In the majority of cases, there is a resolution to any concerns.
Andrew Brams offers a range of mental health services, including psychological testing, forensic psychological evaluations, developmental evaluations, individual therapy, couples therapy, independent educational evaluation, and more.
If you’re experiencing emotional distress, difficulty coping with stress, changes in your mood or behavior, relationship issues, or any other mental health concerns, therapy may be beneficial. Dr. Brams can work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your unique needs.
During your first session, Dr. Brams will typically ask you questions about your mental health history, current concerns, and goals for therapy. This is an opportunity for you to get to know each other and discuss what you hope to achieve through therapy.
Dr. Brams will first obtain a history and current symptoms and concerns. Depending on this information, Dr. Brams will determine what additional clinical information would be relevant and utilize certain instruments which may help clarify any diagnostic impressions and to assist with optimizing information for the most accurate assessment. There is no pass or fail and in many cases no right or wrong.
The frequency of therapy sessions can vary depending on your individual needs and treatment goals. Dr. Brams may recommend weekly or biweekly sessions initially and adjust the frequency as needed.
Yes, therapy is confidential. Dr. Brams is legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy and will not disclose any information about you without your written consent, except in certain situations, such as if there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.