Hello!  I am Jim Payton and I have helped children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults, for over 30 years.  

Also in our offices are:

Dr. Betsy Biggers is a psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor.  You can read more about Dr. Biggers by clicking here or on the STAFF TAB of this website.  Dr. Biggers is in network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medicaid, EAN/Medcost, Optum/United Behavioral Health/United Health Care Insurances. 

Jennifer Whiteside and Stacia Crick-Brommel, who are Licensed Clinical Social Workers.  They are both accepting new patients and are in-network with various insurances; you can see more about that on the STAFF TAB of the website.

I am fortunate to have Fran Osigian and Robin Cline supporting me. Fran is my business manager and Robin my front office manager.  They have been with me for many years and are an important support for my patients as they are always happy to answer questions and provide reassurance.  It is comforting for our patients to call our office and actually talk to someone who they know.  We can usually schedule an initial appointment for someone within two weeks and often in one week.  Also, we try to have answers to your questions the same day that you call and to have medication refills ready by the next day.  Our offices are in a home like setting that we hope is comfortable for our patients.  

I decided to stop treating children and adolescents on the Mission Hospital System Copestone Inpatient Adolescent and Child Programs.  I have valued this experience and yet now want to put more time into helping reduce the stress that seems to be increasing so rapidly in the world. For this reason I have a created and devoted more time to a blog that you can access by clicking here: Dr. Payton's Blog. 

I am happy to inform you that I do accept Employee Assistance Network Insurance. However, I am accepting Medicaid insurance at this time on a limited basis; and I do not accept Medicare insurance.  If you have both Medicaid and Medicare, you would be self-pay and responsible for the entire bill.

Also, I am offering a wellness plan for each person who allows us to help them. This wellness plan will indicate my recommendations for the frequency of our meetings together and the amount of time for each appointment. My expectation for each of you is that you will have significant relief from your symptoms within three months.  I will also work very hard with you to help you decrease your stress level to a much more manageable level.  I believe that allowing me to help you is making an investment in your health and wellness.