Peter Kass M.D.

Frequently Asked Questions


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No, while Dr. Kass has a specific expertise in sports psychiatry, he also really enjoys working with non-athlete clients. He has extensive training in general adult and adolescent psychiatry and is happy to work with clients who have a wide range of psychiatric concerns.

Dr. Kass offers all prospective patients a free 15-minute phone consultation. If you are interested in working with Dr. Kass, please contact us via this website to request a preliminary consultation call.

The initial visit is Dr. Kass’s first chance to get to know you and learn about your goals for treatment. These visits generally take 90-120 minutes so that Dr. Kass has time to get to know you, understand your concerns, and formulate a comprehensive set of treatment recommendations. At the end of your initial visit, Kass will provide a set of recommendations that he feels will best help you reach your mental health goals. If Dr. Kass doesn’t feel he’s the best fit for helping you reach those goals, he will provide you with additional referrals and resources.

We tailor appointment duration and frequency to meet the needs and goals of our patients. In general, Dr. Kass sees patients for 90-120 minute initial evaluations and 25 or 45 minute follow ups.

Insurance companies often create rigid contracts that force psychiatrists to schedule brief, infrequent appointments. Since Dr. Kass believes effective, individualized treatment depends on a combination of collaborative conversations, talk therapy, psychoeducation, and medication treatment, and that he cannot effectively care for clients with the restrictions imposed by insurance companies. In order to provide holistic, individualized, and optimal care, Dr. Kass does not contract with insurance companies and works as an “out of network provider.”

Absolutely, you can always request a receipt to submit to your PPO or Health Savings Account (HSA).

For detailed information on services and rates, please visit our services page.

Unlike adults, adolescents have a lot of people involved in their care (parents, siblings, teachers, coaches, etc). To provide the best care possible, Dr. Kass will request permission to speak to and collaborate with all the individuals involved in your adolescent’s life. The higher appointment fee allows Dr. Kass to block time in his schedule between sessions to have these important conversations and create the best individualized treatment plan for your child.

Yes, we use a HIPAA compliant, encrypted video program to perform video visits with patients.

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Professional Affiliations

Dr. Peter Kass is recognized as a top psychiatrist across multiple medical association groups. 

Board Certified Psychiatrist

Get the help you need with a psychiatrist you trust. Dr. Peter Kass is a renowned sports and wellness psychiatrist located in San Diego, California.

Peter Kass, M.D. San Diego Psychologist

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Dr. Kass provides all his clients a free, preliminary screening phone call to help them figure out how to reach their mental health goals.


(858) 208-3595


2991 Kalmia Street
San Diego, CA 92104


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