I am a board-certified psychiatrist offering in depth psychotherapy and medication treatment to adult patients in the South Sound. I have experience treating a broad range of mental health concerns, as well as problems in relationships, work, loss, life transitions and other sources of stress. As a physician, my goal is to provide evidence-based care that is comprehensive and tailored to fit your needs. Together, we can explore the things that make you feel stuck, and help you to live your life with meaning, purpose and authenticity.
I can help navigate the complexities of mental health treatment, whether that involves primarily therapy, or the addition of medications if it seems they might be useful. Regardless of the treatment plan we develop together, I believe the strength of our relationship is the key to success.
In addition to my practice, I hold a courtesy faculty position at the University of Washington and enjoy supervising psychiatry residents.
Brief Phone Consultation
After you complete the screening form under the "New Patients" tab, I will contact you to schedule a brief phone consultation to discuss your current needs. If it seems like I can be helpful to you, we will schedule an Initial Psychiatric Consultation.
Initial Psychiatric Consultation
This is typically our first visit. We will meet together to develop a better understanding of your concerns, review your mental health and medical history, and discuss your initial diagnosis and treatment options. The first three visits are considered a consultative period to see if we are a good fit. If my expertise is not a good match for your needs, I can assist you with a referral to another provider.
Follow-up Therapy Visit, with or without medications
After the initial consultation, we will meet weekly for therapy and make adjustments to any medications, if needed.
Due to the limitations of my practice, I am unable to provide the following services: couples/family/group therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment, case management, disability evaluations, forensic evaluations, Labor & Industries assessments (L&I), court-ordered treatment, and assessments for work, child custody, emotional support animals or weapon ownership.
I am currently credentialed with the following insurance companies:
I am considered an "out-of-network" provider with all other insurance plans and bill patients directly. Upon request, I will provide you with a bill that you can submit to your insurance company to seek possible reimbursement. I encourage all patients to contact their insurance company to determine the exact amount you will pay for out-of-network services prior to our visit. Please see FAQ ("What should I ask my insurance company?") for additional guidance. Please note that that Medicare does not provide any out-of-network reimbursement.
For out-of-network patients, payment is due in full at the time of your visit via cash, check or credit card. Please contact me for more information regarding my current fees.
My office is located in downtown Tacoma, on the second floor of the One Pacific Building, Suite #209. The building is locked, so please text 253-275-5467 when you arrive for your appointment.
Parking: There is metered parking on all surrounding streets, including behind the building in Court A, as well as on Pacific Avenue, Commerce Street, and S. 7th & 8th streets. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to you scheduled appointment to allow time for parking.
Copyright © 2023 Laura Wittmann, MD PLLC - All Rights Reserved.