25460 Medical Center Drive
Murrieta, California 92587
4000 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, California 92660
APPOINTMENTS & INFORMATION
us by phone. Call 951-894-6900 for more information about each
practice and to make an appointment with Dr. Roberts.
QUALITY OF SERVICE
Dr. Roberts performs an extensive evaluation
upon first meeting with a patient. When she sees a
patient for the first time, she starts with an evaluation that takes at least
one and a half hours, sometimes longer, depending on whether there is a
complicated history or related medical conditions. Dr. Roberts listens
carefully to each and every patient and never tries to rush a patient out the
door with a prescription.
Dr. Roberts spends a considerable amount of time in
the first few sessions answering questions about the diagnosis, explaining how
she arrived at her conclusions, what the patientís prognosis is, and what
treatment options exist. She explains each medication that is being
considered thoroughly to her patient, discusses side-effects, long term use as
well as medication alternatives. Follow up appointments, though
not as long as the initial evaluation, are conducted carefully and thoroughly
Unlike most psychiatrists, Dr. Roberts provides both psychotherapy
and medications for her patients. Dr. Roberts' patients who see her
for both psychotherapy and medications state that they feel more comfortable
and secure knowing that the doctor prescribing their medications knows them
well and knows the issues they are dealing with in great detail.
Dr. Roberts provides psychiatric services including
assessment, education, consultation and treatment--both psychotherapy and
medications--for children, teens and adults. Dr. Roberts welcomes
patients for long term treatment or for a one-time consultation if a single
visit is all that is requested. Patients are welcome both locally and
She offers extensive evaluations to adults,
adolescents and children for a wide range of emotional problems and
psychiatric conditions. She takes a thorough history, may order lab tests, and
reviews previous testing and evaluations before arriving at a diagnosis.
Dr. Roberts provides treatment for a variety of psychiatric conditions
AD/HD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Alcohol & Drug Dependence
Marital & Relationship conflict
Dr. Roberts provides each patient with a full
explanation of the diagnosis and the various treatment approaches. She teaches--through
evaluation and therapy--what patients need to know to understand
their illness and reach their goals. Dr. Roberts takes a holistic
approach to the understanding and treatment of each person she evaluates. She
takes into account the biological, psychological and social factors that
impact on the patient's life. Dr. Roberts has appeared on national and
local television and radio programs, provides expert educational advice on psychiatric topics,
and gives lectures to groups on parenting and a variety of psychiatric topics.
Dr. Roberts is a medical doctor and as such she is
able to prescribe her patients medications when needed. Medications are
not always appropriate for a patient. Dr. Roberts takes care to treat with
medication only where it will be both beneficial and safe. Dr. Roberts' book, Should You Medicate Your
Child's Mind?, describes in detail the issues surrounding medicating
children with psychiatric medications.
Using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques, CBT: Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy, ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Insight Oriented Therapy,
Supportive Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy. Dr. Roberts
provides psychotherapy therapy for individuals (both children and adults)
couples, and families. Psychotherapy sessions are offered both as a regular
weekly service or at the discretion of the patient who wishes to have only
occasional or intermittent sessions.
Regrettably, Dr. Roberts does not bill insurance
companies for services she provides her patients. Dr. Roberts does treat
many patients who do have insurance but the patients are responsible
for payment at time of service. Many of Dr. Roberts' patients are
able to obtain reimbursement directly from their insurance companies.
The doctor will provides her patients with a standard insurance claim form
which patients can submit to their insurance company. Patients must
negotiate directly with their insurance company for reimbursement for Dr.
Due to Dr. Roberts' contractual obligations she is unable to
treat patients who are enrolled with Medicaid or
Medi-Cal Insurance, even when the patient does not intend to
utilize their Medi-Cal benefits with Dr. Roberts.