What to Expect

What to Expect on your First Visit

On the first visit Dr. Davies will perform a psychiatric exam which allows her to start to see a picture of what has led you to treatment. She will ask questions about symptoms, your background, medical history, social support system, and self-care activities. She will also review the paperwork you have completed before the visit.

After 1-2 sessions, Dr. Davies will discuss her impressions, which includes diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan.  Although some people don’t like the idea of getting a diagnosis, it is actually an important first step to treatment. Diagnoses are based on collections of symptoms and can give helpful information about treatments that may or may not be helpful as well as how fast a person may recover and if this problem may recur in the future. Dr. Davies believes that it is important for a patient to know what their diagnosis is and why. 

Not every patient will benefit from or needs medication. Psychiatrists are trained in medical treatment of mental health problems as well as psychotherapy and are uniquely qualified to develop a treatment plan that incorporates all of the available modalities. If Dr. Davies does not offer the type of treatment that she is recommending to you, she will work with you to find a provider who can.

Babies and small children are welcome in your visit.


payment information

Insurance and Fees

I am now accepting Regence and Premera insurance plans. Please check with your individual plan and make sure it includes my practice on Bainbridge Island,

I am currently an “out of network” provider for all other insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. . If you search my name under your insurance plan it may look like I am a preferred provider because I also work at another location. Unfortunately, this will not apply if I see you in my private practice on Bainbridge Island.

Full payment is due at the time of each visit, and we will provide you with a receipt. You can submit this receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement directly to you at “out of network” rates. Many plans offer “out of network” benefits to their customers, but not all do. Call your insurance company to check your specific benefits.

Fees and Payment:

• Payment is due at each visit. We accept cash, checks, debit card and credit cards. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee.

• We require each patient to have a valid credit card on file to charge for any outstanding balance