1. What is Green Psychiatry?
Green Psychiatry is an evidence-based holistic approach to health and wellness that incorporates complementary and alternative treatments with standard-of-care solutions for mental health concerns. At CGP, we believe that medication and psychotherapy are important components of treatment and recovery, but that sustainable wellness also requires attention to mind-body medicine, nutrition, physical activity, and social and community engagement.
This means that at CGP we will help manage your medications, but we'll also talk to you about what you are eating, how you are exercising, and teach you a bit about how to breathe mindfully. We are about practicing evidence-based integrative medicine in a manner that is friendly, hopeful, and rewarding.
2. Why is this approach called Green Psychiatry?
We believe in the therapeutic potential for yoga and other mind-body practices. Historically, yoga relates closely to Ayurvedic medicine. The color green represents the heart chakra (energy center), which also is associated with integration and connectedness.
When developing the term, Dr. Brown believed Green Psychiatry was an appropriate way to characterize his treatment philosophy as a natural and accessible approach to health and wellness.
3. Do you accept health insurance? How much does an appointment cost?
We do accept some health insurance plans. Visit our fees page for information about the cost (or price) for a typical visit.
4. Am I able to speak with someone at CGP by phone?
Yes, but telephone is not our primary method for communication. Active clients may communicate with us via the patient portal.
If you are a patient of Dr. Brown or Hilary Holmes and you have a business-related question or a concern about your bill, please contact CGP's operations manager, Anh Bui, at email@example.com.
5. Do you treat children and adolescents?
Dr. Brown and Hilary Holmes both have experience treating adolescent and adult patients ages 13 to 65.
6. Do you offer telemedicine?
Dr. Brown currently does not offer telemedicine. However, other CGP providers do offer this service.
7. How do I schedule an appointment?
The fastest way to get an appointment is to schedule online. Please click get started to request an appointment. Prospective clients will be directed to complete a pre-screen form and register for portal access. After receiving portal access, prospective clients will have an opportunity to request an appointment date and time by clicking the "schedule" option.
Alternatively, prospective clients can call (512) 710-1200 and leave a message for Anh Bui, CGP operations manager. She will call you back usually within 48 business hours to help you get an appointment.
8. I am having trouble registering on the patient portal, can you help me?
Yes! Send an email to Anh Bui, CGP operations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will help you get set up.
9. I am having trouble accessing my telepsychiatry portal.
Please click on the link below to access your telepsychiatry portal
Hilary Holmes, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC (click here)
Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. (coming soon)
10. I still have unanswered questions, how can I contact CGP?
If you have additional questions please contact Anh Bui, CGP operations manager, at email@example.com and she will make sure your question is answered in a timely manner.