DO YOU OFFER A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION? If you are interested in becoming a client, I am happy to talk with you on the phone to explain the process, answer questions, and give you a sense of how I work.
HOW LONG IS A THERAPY SESSION? Typically, a session is 50 minutes in length for individuals.
DO YOU OFFER LONGER SESSIONS? Sometimes. If I am seeing a couple or members of a family, sessions may range between 50 and 110 minutes (two session units). Please note, however, that fees are prorated according to hourly fee.
WHAT IS YOUR FEE? My fee is $200/hour and is due at the time of service.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? Cash or checks are preferred. As a courtesy, I provide the option of paying with a Visa or MasterCard.
DO YOU ACCEPT SLIDING SCALE FEES? If a client can demonstrate financial hardship—and my schedule permits—I am sometimes willing to slide to accommodate clients with financial issues.
DO YOU SEE CLIENTS MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK? Yes. There are times when seeing a client twice, even three times per week, can expedite the work of therapy.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY? All clients are asked to cancel no later than 24 hours prior to their appointment time. A less-than-24-hour cancellation will result in your being charged the full session fee, as a professional time commitment has been set aside especially for you.
DO YOU BILL INSURANCE? Fees are paid directly to the therapist at the time of service unless arrangements have been made with an insurance company, prior to your appointment, for a co-pay. Most typically I provide clients with a super bill which is submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement.
IS WHAT HAPPENS IN THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL? Yes—with certain legally mandated or permitted exceptions which I will explain fully to you during your first visit.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST VISIT? You will fill out a modest amount of paperwork, and then we will meet to discuss your goals for therapy. During this first meeting, I may ask multiple questions about your history (family background, past and current relationships, medical history, etc.). Please know that these questions are asked in the service of determining whether I am the person most suited to assist you or whether you would benefit from additional or alternative services. This first meeting is also a chance for you to ask questions about the process and see if you are comfortable with me.
Call or email today to schedule an appointment. (310)995-3228