A. Counseling is a collaborative effort; I will work with you on identifying your treatment goals for the issues you want to work on and then help you by teaching you strategies to reach your goals. For some, their goals are increasing their confidence, dealing with multiple roles more effectively, coping with stress in healthy, effective ways-whatever your goals may be for you, we will come up with a road map to achieve them and then work together to help you get there. When you walk into my office, I want you to know that reaching your highest level of well-being is possible and achievable.
Q. What about couples counseling?
A. Couples therapy is where I will work with you and your romantic partner to increase your insight into your relationship, your conflicts, your style of communication and then teach you different research-proven techniques help you increase your relationship satisfaction. Q. Do you offer video counseling? Phone counseling?
A. I offer video counseling through a HIPAA approved platform. I do not offer phone counseling.
Q. Do you take insurance?
A. Yes, but only certain plans. I am in network with Aetna, Cigna, BCBS PPO, BCBS POS, Emblem Health (non HMO), ValuOptions (non HMO), NY State Empire Plan and MVP (non HMO). With other insurance companies, if you have out of network benefits, then I can be seen as an out of network provider.
Q. What are your rates?
A. My rate is $120.00 per a 50 minutes individual session and$150.00 for a 60 minutes couples counseling session. Some of my clients have used their Flex Spending Account or Health Savings to pay so they are using pre-tax dollars. You can also ask your accountant or tax preparer about deducting counseling as an out-of-pocket health expense. I sometimes do offer a reduced fee based on certain factors. You may have other questions that aren't covered in this section. Feel free to call, email or message me via the contact section. Talk to you soon!