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Do you accept health insurance?

I take part in no insurance programs, including private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.  This does not mean, however, that you are not eligible for reimbursement, since many insurance companies have “out-of-network” benefits that may cover a portion of our work together.  We will be happy to provide insurance printouts for direct reimbursement to you.

Treatment decisions are based on my expertise, our mutual collaboration, your goals and treatment response without insurance company obstruction or interference.

What are your rates?

Service Rates

  • 90 minute initial evaluation: $420
  • 80 minute follow-up: $380
  • 50-60 minute psychotherapy plus med management: $295
  • 20-30 minute med management: $175
  • Fees for phone calls vary according to length of phone call and complexity of the issue at hand, but generally run $25 and up. I do not charge for calls to the secretaries or office manager for routine refills, making or cancelling appointments, etc. — I only charge for my personal time.
  • Fees for writing letters, filling out forms, prior authorizations, etc. are priced similarly to telephone calls; they depend on length and complexity.

Please note that I do not double book my sessions, so missed visits can be a problem. Having a slot of time reserved specifically for you works best. However,  a missed visit fee up to the full amount of the scheduled session may be assessed for any visit not cancelled by 5:00pm the prior business day.

Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover (no Amex)

Where can I download your patient intake forms?

You can download a PDF version of the form and complete it manually, print it and return to Dr. Kirsner.  Please note when printing your completed intake forms print them single-sided. Thank you!

What are your credentials?

I took my undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and graduated Cum Laude with a dual major in Philosophy and the Biological Basis of Behavior.

I graduated the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1988.

I then completed a three year residency in Internal Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC and became Board Certified shortly thereafter, although I have allowed my Internal Medicine board certification expire.

I completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, as well as a one year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, GA in 1993. I am a certified Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming.

I finally completed my formal training by completing a three year residency in Psychiatry at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, MD in 1996. I successfully passed my oral and written boards, and earned my certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1997. I began a private outpatient practice in the same year in Jacksonville Beach, and moved to Tapestry Park on November 1, 2011.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Florida Psychiatric Society

National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists

Do you treat adolescents?

Yes – provided that they are working with a psychotherapist  (Ph.D., LCSW, LMHC, MSW, etc.).  If need be, I can refer your child to an excellent psychotherapist for an initial evaluation, and then we can subsequently discuss medication management. I work with children age 16 and older.

What diseases do you treat?

I treat the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders, by and large.  I treat addiction and chemical dependency, but only on an outpatient basis.  My major focus is on depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I also treat ADHD and other psychiatric diseases.

What methods do you use in your work?

I use a variety of therapeutic methods, including medications, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral and solution focus therapies, and Neurolinguistic Programming.

Do you have hospital privileges?  How long have you been in practice?

Since my focus is on outpatient psychiatry, I have no inpatient privileges.  I refer patients who require inpatient care to a trusted colleague; we then typically pick up on our work together after discharge.

I have been in practice since January 1997.

What are your hours?

My hours are Monday through Friday and are flexible. I generally come in at 10AM and see patients on some days until 7PM, so evening appointments are available.