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.
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 sustainable.
2. Why is this approach called Green Psychiatry?
We believe in the therapeutic potential of yoga and other mind-body practices. Historically, yoga relates closely with 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 this 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 of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
Yes, telemedicine visits are available, but on a case-by-case basis. It's best to speak to your provider about this option.
7. How do I schedule an appointment?
The best way to request an appointment is online. Please click Appointments to request an initial evaluation. After selecting a date and time, prospective patients will receive an intake form sent to their email address which must be completed within 24 business hours or the request may be declined so that other prospective patients can schedule if needed.
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 email@example.com. 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
Gregory Scott Brown, M.D. (click here)
Hilary Holmes, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC (click here)
Hannah Goldberg, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC (click here)
10. I still have unanswered questions, how can I contact CGP?
If you have additional questions please contact Anh Bui, CGP operations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will make sure your question is answered in a timely manner.