Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How do I make an appointment with Dr. Fisher & staff?

Please call our office at (361) 992-9624. You can also visit our Contact Us page for complete contact information.

Does Dr. Fisher accept insurance for psychological testing and psychotherapy?

Yes, we accept most insurance policies (we do not accept Medicade or Medicare).  Please call (361) 992-9624 and ask about your insurance benefits.  Please keep in mind that most insurance companies give estimates of payment for services, not guaranties of payment.  We attempt to call back each patient with information on their insurance coverage before their first appointment.  If you do not get a call from us, be sure to check with us before your initial appointment.  Important Information: You may have to meet a deductable and/or make a co-pay along with your insurance.

What payments does Dr. Fisher accept?

We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.

Will I need to fill out new patient forms?

Yes, please download the New Patient Packet and bring the completed forms with you to your first appointment or come in 15 minutes early to fill them out at our office. Please visit our Forms webpage for a complete listing of all forms, instructional handouts, research articles, and links to outside resources.

Where can I get your address and directions to your office

Please visit our Contact Us page for complete address information and a custom Google map with our address information pre-entered.

Are copies of Dr. Fisher's office policies available online?

Yes. You can download client forms online or we will give you a copy at your first appointment.

What happens if I miss an appointment?

If you call and cancel a minimum of 24 hours in advance the you are not charged. However, you are charged for missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. Additionally, insurance companies will not pay for missed appointments.

How does Dr. Fisher determine if a patient has depression, anxiety, etc.?

Primarily by having the patient complete a thorough battery of psychological tests administered by his clinical staff. The results of these psychological tests, as well as the patient history, clinical interview, and any previous tests or third party information (for example, behavior rating scales) are used to develop a diagnostic impression of any emotional disorder(s).

Do any objective tests or assessments exist to help determine if a patient has ADHD or ADD?

Yes. Dr. Fisher and his staff utilize a battery of objective tests to assess the possibility of ADHD or ADD along with the patient's history and clinical interview. As needed, a QEEG or "Brain Mapping" is completed to identify specific brain irregularities that contribute to ADHD or ADHD.

Do any objective tests or assessments exist to help determine if a patient has Autism?

Yes. Dr. Fisher and his staff utilize a battery of objective tests to assess the possibility of Autism along with the patient's history and clinical interview. As needed, a QEEG or "Brain Mapping" is completed to identify specific brain irregularities that contribute to Autism.

Does Dr. Fisher have additional information on the treatment of ADHD, ADD, Autism, and/or Asperger’s without the use of medications?

Yes. We are happy to mail you information prior to making an appointment. Please contact us at (361) 992-9624 to provide your address. Dr. Fisher will also discuss this information with you at your first appointment.

Can I get information on Dr. Fisher's professional credentials and activities?

Yes. Please visit our About Us page.