Alpert Jewish Family And Childrens Service

(561) 684-1991

Psychiatry for Older Adults


The "Golden Years" can have different impacts on different people. One thing is for certain, depression and other problems should receive the attention they deserve. Psychiatric services include developmental consultation and treatment, comprehensive assessment, medication evaluation, management, and ongoing follow up monitoring. Services are provided by Dr. James Thompson, who brings over 30 years of clinical experience to AJFCS. 


Our Psychiatrists

Meet Dr. Thompson


  Areas of Expertise 

  • Anxiety  
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychoses
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to look for when seeking a good psychiatrist?

  • A background in developmental and behavioral theory and practice
  • Extensive experience working with older adults is a plus
  • Up to date knowledge of medications, and their specific benefits and risks with older adults
  • A willingness and commitment to best put together a “complete assessment” of your needs 

How much will it cost to see the psychiatrist?
The initial evaluation is typically completed in 2 – 2 ½ hours.  This initial evaluation is sometimes done over two days.  Total cost for the evaluation is $450.00.  This includes $300 for the first part of the evaluation, then $150 for the second visit.


Do you acccept insurance?

Yes. We accept Medicare as well as many private insurance companies. Please contact us to see if your insurance is accepted by one of our expert psychiatrists.


How often will the  psychiatrist see me?
Typically, after the initial assessment, the psychiatrist will see you monthly, for about ½ hour.  There is a $150 charge for these follow up visits.


Will Dr. Thompson prescribe medications?
Yes, if indicated.  Dr. Thompson will do comprehensive assessments to determine if psychopharmalogical interventions would be helpful given the presenting problem.