Frequently Asked Questions
Is therapy right for me?
Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Some of the reasons include desire for personal growth, navigating temporary bouts or long periods of depression or anxiety more effectively, managing stress, tackling substance abuse issues, improving relationships and communication skills and better understanding one’s past and how it impacts life, mood and relationships in the present day. Whatever your reason for considering therapy, I am here to help. If you are in doubt or have any questions about coming in, please contact me with your concerns. I’d be happy to talk with you. Contact me today.
What is therapy like?
Every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual. Therapy can be short term, focusing on a specific issue or longer term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. In a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with no pressure, I encourage each of my clients to take a session at a time and assess for themselves if they feel they are benefiting from therapy. Therapy is a success through the efforts of both therapist and client.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. You will receive a written copy of the confidential disclosure agreement. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team, but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission. New York State law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for certain identified situations, which will be reviewed at your first session.
Do you accept insurance?
Although I am not an in network provider I can provide a monthly billing statement for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. If you plan to seek third party reimbursement please it is recommended that you contact your insurance provider prior to our first visit to find out about your coverage.
How do I get started?
You've already started by doing the research and finding me. Next, call or email. We will start by having a conversation over the phone and arranging an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.
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