Michael Barness

Mixing Medication with Psychotherapy is Just the Beginning

Treating mental health is often very different from treating concrete physical ailments. From a young age we are taught…

John’s Frustrating Doctor Visit

Once upon a time there was a man named John. One day, John’s wife reminded him that he…

Our Decision About Insurance

Mindful Medicine does not accept health insurance. We want to be extremely clear that this decision is based…

What to Expect at your First Visit with a Psychiatrist

If you are contemplating seeing a psychiatrist, or you have an upcoming appointment, chances are you’re a little…

Redefining the “Mental Health Day”: A Synergistic Approach to Mental Health Issues. By Michael Barness, M.D.

I. The Basis for a Synergistic Approach: As a Psychiatrist I often encounter patients searching for the “magic…

Top Five Things I Learned in My First Year of Mindful Medicine. By Michael Barness, M.D.

Mindful Medicine has been open for over a year and I could not have imagined the positive impact…

Concierge Medicine and Telepsychiatry

As the need for mental health treatment has grown, so too has the demand for convenient, patient-centered treatment….

The Stigma of Mental Illness. By Michael Barness, M.D.

Having a psychiatric disorder carries an unfortunate negative stigma. According to Merriam-Webster, a stigma is “a set of…