Frequently asked questions.
How long is each session?
50 minutes, with intake sessions lasting 60 minutes.
Can we meet every other week?
In a word, no. I find that meeting less frequently than once a week results in a lot of “catch up” work, without allowing time for deeper introspection and understanding. Since my goal is to get to know you as deeply as possible, I do require a minimum of a once weekly commitment to therapy.
What are sessions like with you?
They are as varied as each individual I see. I generally do not have an agenda (with the exception of some of the more behavioral work I do with Body Dysmorphic Disorder). I want to hear what’s on your mind, and strive to meet you where you are in any given moment. I tend to focus on “here and now” issues, taking into account the ways in which your personal history might be influencing your thoughts, feelings and behavior. These often become manifest in the treatment itself, highlighting core issues in an immediate, observable way that can be useful for us in getting to know and understand you more deeply.
Can I eat in your office?
Depends on the degree of messiness (and the smell) of the food you’re consuming. We’ll talk about it.
How do your fees work?
For private pay clients, my fee is $175 per session. I am also in-network with NYU's student health insurance (CHP). If you have out-of-network health insurance benefits with another carrier, I'll provide you with an itemized bill to submit to your insurance company at the end of each month.
Do you have reduced fees?
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.
How do I pay you?
I accept cash, credit cards or check.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
How can I reach you?
Please call me at 917.696.9678. Or you can email through the Contact page on this website.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes I do. Please call 917.696.9678, or email me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. You can email me through the Contact page on this website.
What about online therapy sessions?
Yes. I'm here to support you through the Corona Virus pandemic. I offer online teletherapy sessions as well as phone sessions. Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. My phone number is: 917.696.9678. Email me through the Contact page on this website.
What information do I need regarding my insurance coverage?
The following information will be helpful to obtain before we start working together:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the amount my insurance will pay per therapy session?
Can I schedule an appointment online?
You can request a therapy appointment by completing the Contact box on the Contact page.