Are there any conditions that you do not treat?
Yes. At this time, due to the nature of my clinic being a tele-Psychiatry clinic (100% virtual), I am not able to prescribe controlled substances. Therefore, I do not treat ADHD or individuals with conditions that require a controlled substance like a benzodiazepine or stimulant medication. Other conditions I do not treat are: psychotic disorders, chronic suicidal or homicidal ideation, chronic self-harm, substance use disorders.
Do you offer one-time consultations?
I do not.
Are there any services that you do not offer?
Yes. I do not offer the following services, including but not limited to:
Disability/Social Security evaluations
Worker’s comp evaluations
Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations
Emotional Support Animal Evaluations/Letters
FMLA paperwork for new patients
Child Custody or Divorce Evaluations
Child Custody & Parental Fitness Assessment
What if I or you determine that it's not a good fit?
I value honesty and transparency and believe that it's in the patient's best interest when I cannot, for whatever reason, provide the type of services or treatment that patient needs. If that is the case, I will inform the patient of this and do my best to provide alternative referrals. I encourage the patient to inform me as well should they not think the therapeutic relationship is the best fit.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is a medical specialty that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians are trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person, prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine—a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connections—also provides effective prevention for these conditions.
American College of Lifestyle Medicine. lifestyle medicine.org
What is Lifestyle Psychiatry?
"Lifestyle Psychiatry is a subspeciality of Lifestyle Medicine. It focuses on the role of diet, physical activity, stress, and sleep and their contribution to psychiatric disorders. Lifestyle Psychiatry focuses on on management of psychiatric disorders through a holistic approach to health. It includes specific recommendations for exercise, diet, sleep, social connectedness, stress management (amongst other factors) to help people manage their psychiatric disorders. Lifestyle interventions can complement medication and psychotherapy."
Noordsy M.D., Douglas L. Lifestyle Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2019.
Dr. Grove practices Lifestyle Psychiatry.
Do you accept insurance?
No. I am considered an out-of-network provider and am not contracted with insurance companies. Please check with your insurance to see what services they cover, as you may be able to submit a suberbill to your insurance to get reimbursed for the cost. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance to determine services they cover and what reimbursement they may be able to offer you.
Important: Please note that, as an out-of-network provider, I cannot accept as patients individuals who have Medicare/Medicaid. No exceptions.
Why did you decide to start your own practice?
So many reasons! But, in brief, I decided to start Well of Abundance Psychiatry because I wanted to be able to provide evidenced-based, personalized and the highest quality of Psychiatric care to my patients. I wanted to be able to provide Psychiatric care that addresses lifestyle factors and not just the biological, to instill hope to the best of my abilities, and to thoroughly address various parts of a person's life that may be contributing to their emotional health and well-being. My goal is to see my patients not just "stable" but living an abundant, overflowing life. Life to the full.
What is the difference between Lifestyle Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine – Lifestyle medicine is a medical speciality that uses therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat chronic conditions including, but not limited to, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabets, and obesity. Lifestyle medicine certified clinicians ae trained to apply evidence-based, whole-person prescriptive lifestyle change to treat and, when used intensively, often reverse such conditions. Applying the six pillars of lifestyle medicine – a whole food and plant-predominant eating pattern, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connections – also provides effective prevention for these conditions.
Preventive medicine - Primary prevention includes measures that patients can take to avoid illness, such as immunization, condom usage, regular dental cleanings and handwashing. A byproduct of having a healthier lifestyle may be disease prevention, but lifestyle medicine is primarily used for the treatment and reversal of existing, chronic disease.
Functional Medicine – The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
Alternative Medicine – Healthcare practices that are not a part of conventional medicine. Examples include acupuncture, naturopathy, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, Reiki, herbs.
Complementary Medicine – Conventional medicine + Alternative Medicine approaches.
Do you offer in-person appointments?
I do not offer in-person appointments. My practice is a 100 % Tele-Psychiatry practice that offers virtual video visits.
What patient would make a good candidate for this type of practice?
I work best with patients who are highly motivated to improve their lives, who are open to suggestions and feedback, who are open to holistic care (not just focusing on medication to improve symptoms but willing to address various aspects of their behaviors and lives) and who are not looking for a quick-fix. Who desire long-term health and well-being.
Is there anything I should do before my first appointment?
Yes! Please ensure you have reviewed and signed all clinic documents (located in the EHR). Additionally, please ensure you have access to a private location with adequate wi-fi and an electronic device, in order to participate in the video visits.
How can I become a patient?
Please call 206-508-4527 to schedule a free 10-minute telephone consultation to help us determine if we'd be a good fit working together.
What if I'm not sure I want to proceed and have more questions?
If you have more questions before moving forward with the screening process, please make sure you have reviewed the website in its entirety. If further questions remain, I do offer a free 10-minute consultation; if interested, please feel free to call the clinic at 206-508-4527. I will do my best to respond within 1-2 business days.
Interested in potentially becoming a patient?
Please schedule a free 10-minute telephone consultation to help us determine if we'd be a good fit working together.