The intake assessment includes a clinical interview to hear more about your concerns, obtain a detailed psychosocial history, and an opportunity to discuss recommendations for the next steps. This 90-minute session is integral and acts as the basis for treatment.
*Rates vary depending on duration and type of service provided
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I do not accept/take insurance at this time. Utilizing insurance requires certain criteria to be met, including that I appoint you a mental health diagnosis almost immediately for the purpose of reimbursement. Because my clinical specialty ranges between relationship/marital issues, trauma, and deep, transformational work, I don’t personally find it beneficial to label clients with a diagnosis that would remain on their health records. Diagnoses can be discussed during sessions depending on your individual interest or need, however, for some, this label can feel stigmatizing or feel in misalignment with the focus of treatment.
If you have previously been provided with a mental health diagnosis, or would like to be assigned a diagnosis, please know that I will absolutely honor that part of your experience and work with you on those issues.
I know that using insurance is a factor, and perhaps a necessity for clients. I will also make sure you understand the costs involved in services here at NYTS before you begin your first session. I am happy to help refer you to resources that may be in your network. I do my best to do due diligence to stay plugged in with other providers or community resources.
Alternatively, you can contact your insurance provider for a list of therapists in your area.
An out-of-network insurance provider refers to a healthcare professional or facility that does not have a contract or agreement with a particular insurance company. When it comes to therapy or mental health services, an out-of-network provider is one that does not have a direct relationship with an insurance company to accept and process insurance claims on behalf of clients.
If you choose to see me as an out-of-network therapist, it means that you will have to pay for the services out of pocket first, and then submit your receipt for reimbursement from your insurance company after services are rendered.
Reimbursement amounts vary depending on your insurance plan and the terms of your policy. Typically, insurance companies have a set reimbursement rate or percentage for out-of-network providers, and they may have specific requirements or forms that need to be completed for reimbursement.
It's important to note that insurance plans differ in terms of coverage, and some plans may not provide any out-of-network benefits at all. It's crucial to review your insurance policy or contact your insurance company directly to understand your specific coverage and reimbursement options for out-of-network providers.
Choosing an out-of-network provider can give you greater flexibility in selecting the therapist that best meets your needs, as you are not limited to providers within your insurance network.
Upon our initial communication, you may provide your telephone number or email address (or both) to request an initial phone consultation to ask any questions you may have about my treatment process.
If you choose to proceed with an intake session, I will send you a link to my online portal through HIPAA-compliant Sessions Health so that you can conveniently complete the intake paperwork prior to our first appointment.
The intake process is our "digital paperwork". It will ask for basic information about you (your address, demographic information, and some personal history). You will also have an opportunity to review and sign off my business policies and procedures, as well as the informed consent, confidentiality agreements, and financial arrangement. We keep your credit card information securely on file so that the payment process is convenient for both you and your therapist.
I am pleased to offer you this seamless option to complete the logistical portion of this process. It alsos gives me an opportunity to review the information you'd like me to know about you before we meet so I can better prepare for our first session and make the most of our time together.
This is a great question, and one that entirely depends on your presenting issues and the therapeutic approach that your we develop when we complete your intake session together.
Typically, the counseling process can take anywhere from 8-20 sessions before you notice a change. This, of course, depends on your motivation and the efforts that you apply between the sessions.
I recommend that clients begin therapy on a weekly basis, as this allows us to create an alliance and establish momentum toward your goals. I am open to shifting to more spaced-out sessions as you continue to make progress toward your goals.
It is important for you to know that you will experience more noticeable effects when you engage in more frequent sessions.
Some clients prefer to continue a therapeutic relationship for check-in support after initial goals are met for maintenance. I find this beneficial and similar to the best practice of taking your car into the shop every now and then for an oil change or tune-up. Why not do that for yourself and your relationships as well?
You will typically know when you have reached a point where you feel you no longer need to come. We are very transparent with clients about discussing this and checking in with you to make sure you feel our work is on track with the goals you have established.
It depends. Ethically, when you, your child, your family, or your partner come to therapy, the “client” is considered whichever party was seeking treatment at the initial start of treatment, whether that was an individual or multiple persons.
It may interfere with the process to see partners individually from each other (ongoing).
However, it would not be uncommon for me to conduct, what is referred to as independent "break-out" sessions periodically with each of you throughout the therapy process if it is necessary and will benefit the relationship work.
Seeing partners individually from each other is always discussed and agreed upon with both of you before it happens. If we determine that individual work would be more beneficial to one or both of you, I can help refer you to another therapist who can work with you.
I believe in comprehensive, collaborative work between clinicians in order to help couples and individuals get their therapy needs met.
I do my best to be understanding of emergencies that may arise, which is why I want to make sure everyone that comes to me understands my policy before beginning to work with me.
As much as I want to be flexible every time something comes up, I appreciate your understanding that sessions cancelled within 24 hours of your appointment time, for any reason, will be charged.