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About Our Practice
Depression and eating disorders are more common
now than they were twenty years ago. Fortunately,
treatment for these and many other disorders has
become more specific and effective for those who
Many patients with emotional
problems receive benefit by acquiring insight into
the reasons for their thoughts and behavior.
Psychotherapy seeks to help reach this goal.
Psychotherapy may be insight-oriented, in other
words, aimed at finding the origins of behavior; or
supportive, which aims at helping people cope with
their present life situation. Dr. Buhrmann
does dynamically oriented psychotherapy.
However, she does not hold rigidly to any one
particular school of thought.
Over the last 30 years or so there
have been a number of advances made in medications
to help psychiatric disorders. There are some
problems that are helped greatly with medications.
At the end of your session, Dr. Buhrmann will
suggest one of several forms of treatment. She
might recommend psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy.
Please bring a list of your current medications.
If any doctor changes your medications while you are
in treatment with Dr. Buhrmann, let her know as
medications can interact with each other.
In our practice, confidentiality is
considered extremely important and can be
safeguarded more easily in our small practice
setting. Patient records are only released to other
physicians or agencies upon your written request.
Fortunately, most insurance companies do not require
more than your diagnosis when insurance is filed.
If anything additional is required, we usually get
you to sign a release of information form. The
one exception to this is managed care companies.
They require providers to write lengthy reports at
various intervals during treatment. If this
occurs while you are a patient of ours, we will
usually go over our report with you and, if you
wish, let you read it before sending it out.
HIPAA has new confidentiality rules. Our
practice has always been to follow a standard
stricter than the new HIPAA standards.
Insurance, when available, can be
billed electronically. We accept major credit cards
for your convenience.