Dr. Storch’s practice consists mostly of evaluation for and treatment with medications (examples are ADHD medication and depression medication
) for various conditions such as depression, ADHD, anxiety disorders (you don’t need to look at your anxiety as a disorder, you may just need “anxiety help”
), bipolar disorder, and addictions.
A small portion of his practice also consists of a combination of medication and regular therapy appointments with a frequency ranging from weekly to biweekly or monthly.
For those that he does not treat with psychotherapy himself, he often refers to a trusted list of collaborating psychotherapists in all parts of the City.
What are Dr. Storch's specialty areas?
Dr. Storch in known for, and can help with the following:
- Comprehensive medical & psychiatric evaluation: in-depth elicitation and analysis of your current symptoms, symptom onset and course, precipitants and stressors, your current functional status, any their is any active risk to self or others, noted absence of symptoms. Past psychiatric history, including first dysfunction or disorder, succeeding pattern of treatment, any recent treatment, risk assessment. Substance Use History. Medical History. Any active medical problems, whether or not you have a primary care doctor or treating specialists, any surgical history. Pertinent blood tests will be ordered. Developmental, Psychosocial, Sociocultural history, including the most important events of your life, education, relationships and children, work/income, history of trauma, abuse, neglect, legal history. Family History will be reviewed. As routine for any psychiatric evaluation, assessment of your current mental status. Impression and formulation will include my opinion and diagnostic findings. Finally, your treatment plan, which may include recommendations and prescription for medication, lab follow-up, psychotherapy, and recommended interval for next visit.
- Diagnosis and treatment of Major Depression: treatment recommendations may consist not only of medication interventions, but also combining natural remedies such as sleep optimization, aerobic exercise, vitamins and supplements, and overall stress reduction.
- Diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD: Dr. Storch is well-versed in the treatment of Adult ADHD and a member of the American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders. Dr. Storch has treated hundreds of patients with ADHD, treatment of which currently comprises roughly 50% of his private practice.
- Pragmatic, patient-centered, problem-focused, time-limited psychotherapy: For patients that do not already have a psychotherapist, I will on a select basis, administer psychotherapy.
- Diagnosis and treatment of Addictions: Dr. Storch has worked with patients with every type of addiction, ranging from nicotine to alcohol to cocaine/methamphetamine and opiate narcotics. Dr. Storch is credentialed to treat opiate addiction with buprenorphine (Suboxone). Issues surrounding addictive behavior such as a stressful job or marriage, childhood trauma, or co-occurring conditions like depression, anxiety, or ADHD are identified and addressed.
How often would I have to see Dr. Storch?
The frequency of visits is flexible within a framework of clinical need. Dr. Storch states that the goal for any patient is to achieve either “maintenance” treatment which may result in appointments just several times a year, or to discontinue treatment once mutually agreed-upon objectives are reached. In general, if treatment is initiated at a first appointment, a follow-up appointment (either 30 or 45 minutes in length) will be scheduled 2-4 weeks later. From that point, the patient’s response to treatment is the driving factor in frequency of future appointments.
Dr. Storch does devote a small portion of his practice to treating individuals with psychotherapy (with or without medications). His therapy practice style can be described as interpersonal, pragmatic, and problem-focused. He draws from various theoretical fields as fitting.
Are Dr. Storch's services reimbursible?
Dr. Storch’s office can prepare and submit a claim for “out-of-network” reimbursement after payment is made for the appointment.
These reimbursements usually occur after an annual deductible has been met and a reimbursement “formula” is applied according to one’s specific health plan.
In order to obtain these specifics, a prospective patient can call his/her insurance company to ask specifically about “out-of-network” coverage.
For more information about how to acquire this information, please submit some basic insurance information through the secure contact page on this website.
What are the office hours?
Practice hours: Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Administrative hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.