A: Yes, therapy is confidential. As a licensed psychotherapist, I'm bound by law (HIPAA ) to keep all information you share with me confidential, with a few exceptions, such as if you are a danger to yourself or others. We'll review the confidentiality agreement at the start of our first session.
A: The cost of therapy varies depending on a number of factors, including your insurance coverage, the length of each session, and the type of therapy you're receiving. I offer a free initial 15 min. consultation to discuss your needs and determine the cost of therapy. We are in-network with the following insurances: Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar, and Northwell Direct - Tier 1 and are also accepting private pay and patients with out-of-network benefits.
A: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate ” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
● You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
● Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
● If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
● Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.
A: I am currently an in-network provider with Aetna, Cigna, Oscar, Oxford, United, BCBS, and Northwell Direct.
For all other insurances, you may have out-of-network benefits, which means that they will support the cost of our services.
I have partnered with Thrizer, a payment application that handles this process automatically for you so you can pay only what you truly owe for our sessions.
We will first check to confirm you have out-of-network benefits. If so, I will use Thrizer so that you are only charged your co-payment for the appointment.
How it works:
A: We are in-network with the following health insurance plans: Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oxford, Oscar, and Northwell Direct - Tier 1 and we are also accepting private pay and patients with out-of-network benefits . Prior to scheduling, please contact us to verify your health insurance benefits.
A: The length of therapy depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people find that just a few sessions are enough to make progress, while others benefit from longer-term therapy. We'll discuss your progress regularly and make adjustments as needed.
A: I offer several types of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, and person-centered therapy. We'll work together to determine which approach is best for your unique needs and goals.
A: Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that helps people cope with mental health issues, emotional difficulties, and other life challenges. It involves talking with a licensed therapist in a safe, confidential setting to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
A: If you're struggling with emotions, behaviors, or relationships that are causing distress or affecting your quality of life, therapy can be a helpful tool. Some common signs that you might benefit from therapy include feeling overwhelmed, experiencing significant changes in mood or appetite, struggling with substance use, or having trouble functioning in daily life.
A: In your first therapy session, we'll talk about your reasons for seeking therapy, your goals, and any concerns you have. I'll ask questions to get to know you better and help us develop a plan for moving forward. You can also ask me any questions you have about the therapy process.