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Frequently Asked Questions

What form of psychotherapy do you practice?


I practice an evidence-based form of psychotherapy known as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This form of treatment is more active than the old fashion forms of therapy. With CBT treatment, you or your child will be working to change your thoughts and behaviors in order to improve how you feel. Ultimately, the goal is to learn more effective coping strategies to improve you or your child's quality of life.

Who can benefit from your approach?


Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy can help you if you or your child struggle with any of the following issues or difficulties:


  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Relationship problems

  • Identity confusion

  • Work or School related difficulties

  • Eating disorders

  • Body image concerns

  • Obsessions/compulsions

  • Persistent self critical thoughts

  • Parenting difficulties

  • Sexual dissatisfaction

  • Lack of motivation

  • Trouble concentrating or studying

  • Trauma

  • Loss/grief

  • Learning Problems


Prospective clients do not need to have a specific "presenting problem" in order to obtain a referral. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns about whether or not Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an appropriate option for you.

Why should I choose you?


As someone considering psychotherapy, you have a variety of options open to you. There are a number of individual therapists and mental health agencies that advertise themselves as offering an affordable fee. As you might have guessed, the quality of the service varies greatly from one place to the next. As you begin looking for a therapist, you are likely to find some outstanding clinicians, as well as many others who are poorly qualified to address your concerns. By taking advantage of my free phone consultation, you will be better prepared to make an informed decision and to find a well-trained therapist who meets your needs.

Can you prescribe medication?


Psychologists in New York state are unable to prescribe medication.  I can refer you to a psychiatrist who can help to determine whether or not medication is right for you.

How much do you charge?


My rate is $200 per 45 minute session. However, based upon your income and level of need, we may be able to discuss a reduced rate. I use a standard formula to determine the fee for each client, so that my billing is fair and affordable. Evaluations and assessments are conducted for a flat fee. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific needs and to receive a price quote based on your income and other relevant factors.

Do you accept my insurance?


I am considered an out-of-network provider. Following our sessions, I can provide you with an invoice that you may submit to your insurance in order to be reimbursed, if your policy allows.

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