I offer a 20-minute phone consultation prior to the first session at no charge.
Individual sessions/Couple sessions are $200 per 50-minute session.
Family sessions are $250 per 80-minute session.
Sessions are scheduled at a frequency of once or twice per week, and a reduced rate is sometimes given for clients wanting twice-per-week therapy depending on the client's income.
EMDR can be scheduled in 50 minute sessions or 80 minute sessions depending on need, availability, and phase of treatment.
I have chosen not to be in-network with any insurance panels at this time; however, as a fully licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), nearly all PPO’s and most HMO’s provide out-of-network benefits to reimburse therapy costs. I can provide invoices with necessary information to process your claim to these benefits. You can check your insurance coverage by calling the number on your insurance card and asking these questions:
1. Do I have out-of-network behavioral health benefits?
2. Is there an out-of-network deductible, and if so have I met it through other medical expenses?
3. What is the coverage amount or percentage per therapy session for a licensed clinical social worker in New York State?
4. How many sessions per year will be reimbursed?
At the end of the conversation, you’ll want to be able to say “After paying a deductible of $___, the insurance company will pay ___% of $____.” Please contact me for any information needed by the insurance company.
Cash, check or card is accepted as payment at the end of each week’s session unless otherwise arranged.
I ask for 24 hours advanced notice of cancellations without which I will charge our agreed upon standard rate for the missed session. Clients may miss 1 session per year without advanced notice at no charge. Additionally, I will not charge for the missed session if I am able to reschedule your session within the same week.
I will not disclose any information about therapy sessions or even acknowledge that you are a client with third parties unless you give me consent to do so, through verbal agreement or in writing. There are a few common-sense exceptions: New York State law requires me to report any suspected child or elder abuse/neglect, to report to law enforcement agencies clients who may be dangerous to themselves or others, and to warn intended victims of impending crime.
Parents of clients who are minors are legally entitled to some information about treatment.
I must provide limited and necessary information about treatment to insurance providers in order for you to obtain reimbursement.
I may speak about clients to my own supervisors and trainers in order to provide you with the most effective therapy interventions; however this is typically done without disclosing identifying information.
Medications and Collaboration
In conjunction with a psychiatrist, I can help with the decision to take psychotropic medications versus pursuing other options.
I typically prefer to communicate with other providers working with my clients, their children, or significant others when appropriate to treatment, but this is entirely based on the informed consent of everyone involved.
412 6th Avenue Suite 607 New York, NY 10011
The closest subway station is one block south at the West 4th St. stop, where you can access the A,B,C,D,E,F, and M trains. You can access the 1,2, and 3 trains at a few blocks west. Likewise, the N,R, and W trains are a few blocks east at the NYU/8th St. stop
I also maintain office space in Brooklyn:
26 Court St. Suite 610, office 5 Brooklyn, NY 11242
The closest subway stations are the Court St. R train, the Borough Hall station for the 2,3,4, and 5 trains, and also the Jay st.-Metrotech stop on the A,C,F, and R or the Court St. R station.