About Whole Body Psychiatry

Meet Dr. Claire Brandon M.D

Dr. Brandon is a dual board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. She completed her residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital where she served as Chief Resident. She went on to complete her fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry sub-specializing in gastrointestinal psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Dr. Brandon also completed a fellowship in Public Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and is passionate about changing the availability of mental health care services in America.

She has worked with Crohn’s and Colitis patients, IBS patients, and bowel endometriosis with improvements in anxiety and illness anxiety. Dr. Brandon also utilizes biofeedback and is certified with the Heart Math Institute.

Dr. Brandon is part of the Rome Foundation and the Crohn’s and Colitis foundation IBD-Reach committee. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and has been a presenter at the Academy’s annual national conference in her work on GI psychiatric care.

Dr. Claire Brandon, M.D. fills the role not only of psychiatrist here at Whole Body Psychiatry, but as host of the GI Psychiatrist Podcast.

You can keep up to date with Dr. Brandon on social media @thegipsychiatrist and @clairebrandonmd.

Years Experience

Happy Patients

Our Treatment Promise

We promise to be accepting of your needs and your goals, be responsive and accessible to you, and will ensure you have a clear understanding of your treatment plan.

Every patient is unique and receives an evaluation and treatment options specifically tailored to their specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

No, Dr. Brandon is fee for service, meaning no types of insurance are accepted as direct payment. Payment is due at the time of service. As a patient of Whole Body Psychiatry, you will have access to utilize Reimbursify.com for free to help submit your claims to your insurance for out of network reimbursement directly to you. Please note, Dr. Brandon is opted out of Medicare and Medicaid, meaning you cannot submit to these types of insurances for any kind of reimbursement.

How long is the session?

Initial intake sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and follow up sessions are typically 45 minutes long.

 

Where does Dr. Brandon see patients?

Dr. Brandon is currently seeing patients in person and online. To see Dr. Brandon for any type of services, your primary residence must be located within a state in which she is licensed: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, or Massachusetts.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

At Whole Body Psychiatry, there is no such thing as double booking. Your appointment is specifically held for you only. In order to allow for all patients to be seen in a timely manner, there is a strict 3 business day cancellation policy. Late cancellations, missed appointments, and late reschedules are charged for the full fee of the session time.

What is a consultation with Dr. Brandon?

There are a few types of consultations with Dr. Brandon.

Considering Initiation of Treatment

If your goal is to see Dr. Brandon as a patient on an ongoing basis, you must first have a full intake session. During this 90 minute session, you’ll meet in person or virtually for a full intake session to review your medical and psychiatric history and discuss diagnosis and treatment options. This session may or may not end with being prescribed medication. Having an intake session does not guarantee that you will become a patient of Dr. Brandon’s as some patients require a higher level of care after being fully evaluated. Dr. Brandon will review your treatment plan with you during this session to let you know if you will be able to continue in the practice.

Second Opinion Consultation

This is a one time consultation session either in person or virtual with Dr. Brandon to discuss in-depth your medical and psychiatric history. Outside hours of Dr. Brandon’s time may be dedicated to reviewing your prior medical records which will be billed at her usual fee. You will discuss diagnosis and possible treatment options for you to discuss with your outside provider. Following this consultation a full written treatment plan will be provided to you and your treating physician. No medications are prescribed and there is no continuation of care. At the end of this appointment, Dr. Brandon is not your treatment provider.