Robert E Sands

Psychiatrist, MD

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(253) 248-7288

Robert E Sands

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

2115 S 56th St
Suite 403
Tacoma, Washington 98409
(253) 248-7288

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I am a 70 year old developmental Psychiatrist who practices evaluation, psychotherapy and medication management in a private pay outpatient office. I see child, adolescent and adult patients with AD/HD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and complex psychiatric cases.I do not bill insurance but instead, I provide you a "super bill" that shows payment and enables you to recoup your costs out of network. Nothing is better than an individualized interactive assessment (with all due respect for checklists). I am trained in a wide variety of psychotherapy approaches and try and find the ones that apply to each patient.

Psychiatry, at its best, is a great synthetic medical specialty that incorporates most explanatory health paradigms, including alternative, complementary and traditional evidenced based treatments. Children generally need to be seen with parents and understood within a family system, including their genetic family tree. The evaluation process relies heavily on serious, focused problem solving dialogue.

I have very diverse training and experience. I have done brain imaging. I served 13 years in the military (exit in 1986). I have been through three years of personal training psychotherapy and logged many thousands of hours of psychotherapy back when it was held in higher regard.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of California at San Fransisco, Fellow
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License and State: MD00015092 Washington

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $450
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / General Psychaitry
  • Certificate Date: 1978
  • Certificate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology / Child and Adolescent Psych
  • Certificate Date: 1980

Location

2115 S 56th St
Suite 403
Tacoma, Washington 98409
(253) 248-7288

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Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Mental Health
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 15 May 2018

Robert E Sands

Psychiatrist, MD