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My goal is to help you learn how to manage your life in a way that feels sustainable. In my practice, you’ll find an affirming, strengths-based, interactive, and supportive space. It is my belief that safe exploration of concerns, fears, and desires is crucial in our work together. I have a caring approach that includes empathetic listening and collaboration. The aim of my practice is to guide you in creating a more peaceful and fulfilling life that is unique to you.
Where is your office located?
My office is located at 850 7th ave between w 54th and w 55th and closest to the 57th/7th NQR, 7th Ave BDE, 57th F, 59th/Columbus circle AC, and 50th 1. Additionally, I offer video and phone therapy.
What days are you available?
I currently have availability in my office or online on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On a case-by-case basis, I provide phone, video or in home sessions. I am also in a group psychotherapy practice with therapists who have openings Monday through Saturday.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please email, call, or text to set up a complimentary phone consult to assess our compatibility. At that time, we can schedule your first session. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, via the contact page or at my group practice’s contact page.
How long are sessions?
Sessions for individuals are 45 minutes and sessions for 2+ people are 60 minutes. Sessions can be 75 or 90 minute on a case-by-case basis.
How frequent are sessions?
Sessions are generally once or twice a week.
What is your fee and payment policy?
I accept cash, check, credit/debit card, HSA and FSA cards paid at beginning of each session. Individual fees are determined at the initial phone consult.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice requires payment in full. If you are unable to attend your session, I am sometimes available via phone or video. These methods can also be used as a plan for individuals with frequent travel or chronic health issues.
What if I’m late?
If you are late we will meet for the remaining time.
Do you accept insurance?
Not at this time. However, I provide documentation for out of network reimbursement.
What if I can’t afford your rate?
A sliding scale is available on a limited and case-by-case basis. If we are unable to come to an agreement about rate I will provide referrals for recommended therapists that I think may be a good fit.
This is my first time in therapy. How do I know if therapy, or you as a therapist, is the right fit for me?
Part of therapy is building a relationship and it’s important that you feel comfortable and safe discussing the issues you most struggle with. Ensuring we are a good fit takes intuition and dedicating time to build a relationship where you can make authentic progress.
What can I expect in treatment?
In the first session we will discuss why you decided to go into treatment and begin discussing relevant historical information. Once in treatment, we will make connections to better understand your behavior and underlying patterns, make change and learn the tools to address new issues as they arise.
How long do you suggest your patients are in therapy?
Every person is different and every issue requires different amount of time and type of treatment. Some people are in treatment for 6 months, 1 year, or longer. My goal is to help you learn how to manage your life in a way that feels sustainable.
Is psychotherapy confidential?
Information discussed in session is confidential and I will take every step to protect your information. It is unethical for me to disclose content about our work together, with a few exceptions listed below where I am required to break confidentiality:
1) There is a clear and imminent danger to yourself or another person
2) You disclose evidential information of abuse or neglect of a child, yourself or older adult
3) You authorize me to disclose information by signing a HIPAA form (e.g., to another treatment provider or family member)
4) I am under court order
5) In a natural disaster