Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
I see clients in New Jersey and in New York City who are looking for New York City Therapy Services. Once we speak, we can discuss which office location may be best suited for you depending on where you live or work.

I also provide mobile therapy and therapy over skype or phone sessions if in-person sessions are difficult to schedule. Please contact me to discuss mobile therapy.

New York City Locations

Upper West Side
240 Central Park South
Suite 2H
New York, NY 10019

Downtown location available upon request.

New Jersey Locations

Hunterdon County, NJ
Historic Old Egg Auction Building
84 Park Avenue
Gavel Hall, Suite G209B
Flemington, NJ 08822

Somerset County, NJ
20 Church Street
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

What can I expect from my first session?

During our first appointment together:

  • We will understand your reasons for psychotherapy or teletherapy and online counseling and I will describe the psychotherapy process. 
  • You will understand better my style and approach to therapy.
  • Complete and review any paperwork.
  • Ask any questions you may have about the process and my experience.
  • Discuss finding a mutually convenient day and time to set up a schedule.
How long does therapy take?

It depends on what you may be seeking. Hope and a sense of a relief is usually immediate after the first appointment. Some clients come in for a very specific issue or issues. Others may be facing a larger life transition and desire more time to process, gain clarity, and feel healthier. For some, they view therapy as part of their overall self-care. We work at a pace that honors the process and your comfort level.

What is your fee?

My current rates for sessions are as follows:

  • Individual 45-minute sessions: $275
  • Couples one hour sessions: $375
  • Families one hour sessions: $375
  • Collaborative Divorce & Parenting Coordination one hour sessions: $400

I also offer different collaborative divorce and Parenting Coordination packages and can review them with you

Sessions that run longer than 45 minutes are charged for additional time pro-rata.

Do you offer Online Therapy or Mobile Therapy at my home, office or alternative location?

I offer online therapy through a secure HIPPA compliant software. I also offer mobile therapy depending on your location and on a request basis. Additional modes of therapy include “Therapy in the Park” or “Therapy Coffee Chat” at your favorite cafe.

Do you accept Insurance?
I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies and can assist you with reimbursement. The wide majority of my clients who come to see me do not use insurance and prefer not to limit their sessions or feel diagnosed.

For insurance to be used, the treatment must be “medically necessary” and requires a diagnosis. This means that someone must diagnose you with a mental health disorder and prove that it is having an impact on your health. Many relationship problems or reasons for therapy are not mental health disorders. It also requires disclosures of what I believe should be confidential, as well as limits treatment sessions based on what the insurance company thinks is necessary.

Based on these attributes, I decided accepting in network insurance may not always be in the best interest for my client and the therapy. If you have additional questions, we can speak about this during your phone consult.

Do you accept Sliding-Scale Patients?
Based on sliding-scale paperwork reflecting your income and circumstances, I offer a sliding scale to a minimum number of patients who I see on specific days and times.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Please provide at least 48 hours notice for a cancellation. If you cancel less than 48 hours before your appointment, you will be charged the full session fee.
Do you offer Pet Therapy?

My practice does offer pet therapy on a request basis as part of the New Jersey and New York City Therapy Services. I can incorporate a therapy pet into our treatment plan as a one time visit or ongoing basis depending on each unique situation. Please contact me for details on how to include one of our volunteer comforting dogs into your session.

What if I have more questions that have not been answered here?
I can understand that you may have more you would like to ask me. I encourage you to call or email me with your questions, or we can have a conversation about how you feel about starting. You will find that I think it is really important to respond, and I will be sure to get back to you within a day, if not sooner!

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