mental health in atlanta
1708 Peachtree St. NW Suite 405
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 719-5608
Fax: (678) 812-3653

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between a Psychologist and Psychiatrist?

A. A. The short answer is a Psychiatrist is a medical doctor and a Psychologist is a Doctor Philosophy. If needed throughout the treatment process, a Psychiatrist is able to prescribe medication to assist. As medical doctors, Psychiatrists go through extensive training to understand how the human mind and body work together. Psychiatrists are also able to provide various types of therapy. Dr. Adair is a Psychiatrist.

Q. In addition to medication, does Dr. Adair provide therapy?

A. Yes, Dr. Adair provides various types of therapy for adults, children, adolescents, families.

Q. Does Dr. Adair provide other forms of treatment?

A. Yes, Dr. Adair provides genetic testing and ADHD testing.

Genetic testing is a cutting edge test that allows the doctor to personalize your medication. It provides Dr. Adair with your DNA as a tool to guide her on what medications are better suited for you. This test may be used on children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Adair uses the Quotient® ADHD System for ADHD or ADD testing. It is an FDA cleared computerized test that takes between 15-20 minutes to complete. This test provides Dr. Adair with objective information to use in addition to her thorough clinical evaluation to assess ADHD or ADD symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Adair is then able to establish a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.

Q. Does Dr. Adair administer psychological, neuropsychological, or educational testing?

A. No, Psychologists usually administer these types of tests. These tests usually several hours and can span 2 to 3 office visits to complete.

Q. Does Dr. Adair accept/take insurance?

A. A. Dr. Adair does not accept insurance including Medicaid or Medicare. Dr. Adair provides holistic, collaborative, and personalized approach to your treatment. Sometimes treatment may consist of medication and sometimes it may not. She sees the value in catering to your individual and unique needs and her goal is to help you reach your “BEST SELF.” Unfortunately, insurance companies have historically been less than willing to reimburse Psychiatrists for the TIME and CARE spent with you.

Q. Is there anyway to use my insurance?

A. If you have out of network benefits through your insurance, Dr. Adair can provide you a medical receipt (super bill) to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursements vary based on your insurance plan. Please be aware, billing through insurance requires you to receive a mental health diagnosis and could grant insurers access to your mental health record. Historically, many people who have chosen to use insurance for their mental health needs have been denied coverage or have had less coverage granted for other forms of insurance (i.e. life, disability, etc). We encourage you to make an informed decision and weigh the economic benefits and risks of using insurance for your treatment. If you are unsure of your mental/behavioral health benefits we can provide you with a guide to obtain information about your coverage.

Q. What are Dr. Adair’s fees?

A. Fees vary based on your age and the type of treatment needed. Please call or email us for more information.