Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic of Austin: a women's mental health clinic
by Kristin Yeung Lasseter, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is reproductive psychiatry?

Reproductive Psychiatry is a field of medicine focusing on female reproductive hormones, and the influence of these hormones on a woman's mental health. By extension, it also centers around the effect of infertility, pregnancy loss and the perinatal period on the mental health in both partners.

2. Can I bring my child to the appointment?

Children are always welcome to your appointments; however, please be aware that sensitive subjects are commonly discussed during visits. Depending on your child's age, you may not feel comfortable with them being present. We also offer childcare services for a minimum of 1 hour at $17 per hour in the office. Please note, this service will need to be coordinated ahead of time.

3. Do you accept insurance?

Dr. Lasseter does not take any private insurances at this time. If preferred, patients may use health savings accounts (HSAs) or flex spending accounts (FSAs) to pay for visits in lieu of checks, credit cards or cash. Our clinic will also electronically submit out-of-network claims to private insurance companies for reimbursement for the patient if allowed by their insurance.

4. What are your fees?

Please see the service fees page.

5. What can I expect during my appointment?

If it is your first time visiting, please expect the appointment to last a minimum of 1 hour. During an initial assessment, extensive information will be obtained regarding your past history and current symptoms. Follow-up appointments can be scheduled for 20 or 50 minutes and will focus on how a patient has done in the interim.

6. Are you taking new patients?

Yes, if you would like to schedule an appointment, please fill out the intake form or have your provider fax us a copy of the referral form. We use a consultative model and aim to always have openings for new patients. Please arrive 15 minutes early to your first appointment.

7. Do you provide therapy?

Yes, Dr. Lasseter is trained in multiple psychotherapeutic modalities; however, she has limited spots available for psychotherapy and may not be accepting new patients for psychotherapy.

8. Where is the clinic and where do I park?

Please see our directions page.

9. What resources for reading about mental health do you recommend?

For educational materials, please visit our resource page.

10. Does anyone answer the phone during the day?

More than likely, no one will be available to answer the phone in realtime when a call comes in. Please leave a voicemail message, and your call will be returned within one clinic day. If it is an urgent call that cannot wait to be returned in one clinic day, please call the urgent number. Please note that voicemails left on Thursday afternoons may not be returned until the following Monday. Because we are a small practice, we do not have staff solely dedicated to answering the phone.