FAQs

 

How do I make an appointment?

Contact me by phone or email to arrange an appointment. See The Next Step page for more details.

Do you have a waitlist for clients?

Yes, I keep a waiting list. Due to the limited clinical schedule I keep (Thursdays are my practice days), I may not have an opening immediately. However, I am happy to speak by phone with those interested in my practice so they can determine whether they would like to join the waitlist. I also encourage folks to keep in contact regularly to check on their status in the waitlist.

What happens at the first session or during a consultation?

A strong working relationship is vital to effective therapy. During the first session we work to build rapport, discuss your concerns, gather background information, and discuss policies, confidentiality, and the fee.

Where is your office located?

My office is located the Chelsea, a neighborhood in New York City that is easily accessible by subway, train (NJ Transit, Amtrak, Path), and bus. The address is 116 West 23rd Street at 6th Avenue in Manhattan. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting sessions virtually by phone and video session.

Do you do therapy by phone or through Skype?

Occasionally I am able to do telephone or video sessions. Depending on a number of factors that we can discuss when setting up our initial session, it may be possible to use some form of technology to meet. However, please note that most forms of technology are not guaranteed to be secure forms of communication. As noted above, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am conducting sessions virtually by phone and video session.

Do you take any insurance plans?

Given the small nature of my clinical practice, I do not take any insurance plans. I do provide the necessary statements for you to seek reimbursement using your out-of-network benefits in your insurance plan. I use an online secure patient portal (Ntreatment.com) through which you can download statements to use for insurance. Check with your insurance provider to see what your insurance plan covers. Most sessions are billed using the CPT code of 90834.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept check, cash, Mastercard*, Visa*, Zelle, or Venmo for payment.

*I charge a surcharge to cover credit card fees for these forms of payment.