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Therapy, Medications & Integrative Medicine

Welcome to Beata Lewis MD

Beata Lewis MD – Integrative Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Beata Lewis MD is a Brooklyn-based psychiatrist and psychotherapist integrating psychotherapy, medications, nutrition, mind-body techniques, and healthy lifestyle practices for a comprehensive, root-cause treatment of mental health conditions. She sees children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention problems and other conditions. She completed her psychiatric residency at Columbia University, child psychiatry fellowship at NYU, medical training at Harvard Medical School, and B.A. in Biology at Harvard College. She is board certified in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, and integrative holistic medicine. She works to empower individuals through knowledge on their journey to health and wellness.

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INFLAMMATION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

If we get a cut, the area around it becomes red, swollen, and hot. This is an example of acute inflammation, which works to heal the cut and prevent infection. This kind of inflammation is a good thing. Once the cut is healed the inflammation resolves.

Problems with inflammation start when the body remains in a state of low-level inflammation over a long period of time.

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INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY: Blending Contemporary…

With the growing interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) among patients, psychiatrists face a new challenge of learning how the complementary treatments may interact with conventional psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

The patient-driven growth in the use of CAM reflects our divided health care system.

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MINDFULNESS RESOURCE GUIDE

Mindfulness is a powerful technique for taming our restless minds. A definition of mindfulness that I like and teach my patients and students is “awareness of the present moment with acceptance.” No matter what is happening and what is going through your mind, when you notice and accept it you are being mindful. Even when you are having a negative thought, such as “I hate being stuck in traffic” or “I don’t like what is happening

TREATMENT

TREATMENT

FOR PATIENTS

How do I make an appointment?

Call 347.331.1713 to obtain additional information and to make an appointment.   You may also contact us at bliss@beatalewismd.com.

 

The initial adult psychiatry evaluation takes place in two sessions.  The first session is 1 hour long.

 

The initial adolescent psychiatry evaluation happens in two sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis first speaks to the teen and then to the parents to get the teen’s perspective on what brought them for the evaluation.

 

The initial child psychiatry evaluation typically involves three sessions.  In the initial appointment Dr. Lewis meets with parents, in the second session with your child, and in the third session we speak about any findings and make a plan for how to best help your child.

 

Whether you are interested in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology or integrative medicine, the initial evaluation allow for a thorough evaluation of past and present issues so that we can make a good treatment plan.

What can I expect when I come for the initial appointment?

Please ring the bell and you will be buzzed into the waiting area. Please have a seat and your clinicians will come out to greet you. Your clinician will meet with you for the initial evaluation, collect and review any prior records or forms you bring, go over confidentiality and practice policies, and collect the payment information and payment. In the initial interview you will have the opportunity to describe your current concerns and symptoms and your prior health and treatment history. If you are coming for an initial child psychiatry or child psychotherapy appointment, please bring a toy or a book for your child and for younger children please come with a second adult who will be able to wait with your child. We have two locations: Manhattan Location: 841 Broadway, Suite 302 in Manhattan. We are located between 13th and 14th streets on Broadway. You can take the elevator to the third floor to find Suite 302. Our office is #5. Brooklyn Location: 49 8th Ave in Park Slope.

Can I use my insurance?

Dr. Lewis does not participate in any insurance as an in-network provider. We do work with all out-of-network plans. If you have out of network benefits with your insurance we will file for reimbursement for you or provide you with all the necessary forms for you to file. Please call your insurance company to check if you have out of network benefits and ask about any deductible that you might have.

 

 

 

 

                                                        • Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health?
                                                        • Do I have a deductible for mental health services?
                                                        • At what rate will I be reimbursed for mental health services (the usual range is 50% to 80%)?

When you use your out of network benefits though the insurance you pay directly to the clinician and then file for reimbursement with your insurance company. Insurance companies take between two and six weeks on average to process reimbursement claims.

 

We can support you in this process, and are available to answer your insurance-related questions to the best of our ability.