Appointments


Dr. Weibel currently has a few daytime and early evening appointments available for psychotherapy. Please email d@drweibel.com or call 225-678-9389 to contact Dr. Weibel.

Please Consider if We Are a Good Fit to Work Together

Therapy works best when we can establish a good therapeutic working alliance. You should spend some time trying to determine if you think we would work well together. Reading this web site is one way to get an idea about how you might get along with Dr. Weibel. The web site is not perfect, but all of the words are Dr. Weibel’s. Viewing the office tour photos may give you a sense of whether you would feel comfortable in his office. You can call Dr. Weibel and he will get an overview of your issues and goals, while trying to determine if we are a good fit.

First Phone Call or Email

During the first contact, Dr. Weibel encourages you to ask questions and will typically ask at least the following questions:

What is the general nature of the issue?

(You can keep it under two minutes. We are not doing therapy yet).

Do you want to use insurance and what type?  Have you met your deductible?

And one more question, which may seem odd, but could still be important.

Are you involved in any ongoing legal or complicating issues?

This is rare, less than 10% of clients. Potential clients sometimes want to utilize Dr. Weibel’s records for work or legal issues such as Worker’s Comp, work leave, fitness for duty, immigration status, divorce, lawsuits, disability, getting extra time on tests at school with the Office of Disability Services, getting reinstated with TOPS after a semester of failing grades, emotional support pets, or immigration. Dr. Weibel appreciates knowing before we begin if you know there is a strong likelihood of our work being brought into any work or legal arena. Records are confidential, and you hold the legal privilege, meaning you can sign to have records released to other medical providers or other entities, including courts.

You can email Dr. Weibel, but realize that email is less secure than phone calls. You assume all privacy risks when emailing Dr. Weibel. Email is primarily for scheduling, not conducting therapy. Do not include detailed personal information in email. If we decide to work together, Dr. Weibel will give you a list of all available times. Available times will shift in subsequent weeks, so please do not give up immediately if none of the initial times fits your schedule. If we are not a good fit, Dr. Weibel would be happy to make a referral to another provider or community resources.

Note: Dr. Weibel does not prescribe medications. He does diagnose the full range of psychological issues and will refer to prescribers. You will have to make a separate appointment with one of those prescribers.

Insurance

Dr. Weibel accepts the following insurance plans for psychological services:

Blue Cross Blue Shield     Aetna      Cigna     Tricare      United Healthcare (UBH)

Medicare        Value Options         Magellan         Verity       LA Health Care Co-op

Almost always, you do not need pre-approval or a referral to use insurance.

After you meet your deductible, you are only responsible for the co-pay at each visit. You can call your insurer to see if you have met your deductible, which starts over each year. If you have not met your deductible, you will pay the rate negotiated by your insurance, which is typically less than Dr. Weibel’s free market rates listed below. Thus, you still get a discount by using insurance, even if you have not met your deductible and have to pay the insurer’s full negotiated rate.

Non-insurance, Cash-pay, or Fee for Service

Some people elect not to use insurance because they want maximum privacy and do not want the insurer setting any limits on the type or length of therapy.  If you do not wish to use insurance rates are:

$200 for the first 90-minute session

$125 for each subsequent 50-minute session.

Limited sliding scale appointments are available based upon your ability to pay. If you do not have insurance, we can discuss what you can afford based on all sources of income, including family.

Directions to Office

7931 Picardy Ave, Suite B in Baton Rouge.

Picardy cuts between Bluebonnet and Essen Lane, and then continues across Essen Lane. The office is much closer to Essen on the part of Picardy that goes from Bluebonnet to Essen.

It is not on the McDonald’s side of Essen. From Essen you will see the huge M in the sky for McDonald’s. While on Essen, turn away from that M onto Picardy. 4th office on left.

There is a tiny address sign for 7931 and a Dr. Weibel sign. You will likely miss both signs the first time, and need to make a U-turn.