Dr. Elkin is truly gifted. When you talk with him it is easy to feel at ease and just by listening to the questions he asks, you can tell that he intuitively understands individuals with great depth. He is very patient and extremely bright. For instance, I went into his office and was talking to him normally and he paused to ask me if I felt okay or if I had a headache. He noticed from my pupils that it might be a possibility. I know that may sound silly, but I did nothing to let him know I had a crushing headache and he knew it from something so subtle that most would overlook.
As to the comment that Ramona made, yes, they do ask for a credit card before your first appointment. I imagine this is so billing is easier and to ensure people keep their appointments. I have been to other psychiatrists who do the same thing. I work as a therapist in Austin and many psychiatrists are full or always close to full in Austin as we only have just over 140 of them. I can understand Ramona’s frustration because it is a lot of info to fill out but it isn’t worth trashing a good shrink.
– W.S., Austin, TX