How long does therapy take?
The length of therapy varies according to the nature, intensity and frequency of your symptoms or problems. Typically, most people come once a week, at least until we get to know each other and develop a treatment plan. Some people come for only a few sessions to address a specific issue, while others meet with me several times a week with the goal of making more profound life changes. More often, people I work with discover their lives are improving and choose to come for a year or longer, recognizing that change takes time. Together, we will determine the best course of treatment for you based on what you’d like to accomplish.
How long are sessions?
Do you take insurance?
I am not an in-network provider with any plans. However, many insurance companies cover my services once the deductible has been met. I ask that you pay the fee directly to me and then submit the bill to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Do you prescribe medication?
No. In New York State, only qualified medical professionals are licensed to prescribe drugs. However, I can refer you to a psychiatrist if needed, who can prescribe antidepressants or other medications.
Do you conduct phone or Skype sessions?
I believe meeting in person provides the richest experience. However, when this is not possible, I find internet-based sessions can be very effective. I will also do telephone sessions if on occasion you are unable to come in.
How do I know if you are the right therapist for me?
I suggest we set up a consultation to meet each other and discuss the issues and/or symptoms that are troubling you and what you are hoping to achieve. If you feel comfortable talking with me and we both feel that I can help you, we can arrange to meet for 3 or 4 sessions and then assess how it’s going. At that point, if you feel it’s helping you to talk with me, you can decide if you’d like to continue.