Do you accept Insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider. If you have a PPO (Preferred Plan Option), you most likely have out of network benefits. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to verify your coverage for mental health outpatient office visits so that you can calculate out of pocket cost. I will provide a statement containing the necessary codes and information so that you can submit a claim for reimbursement to your insurance company.
For those that are not using insurance and find it financially difficult to afford therapy, there is limited availability on a sliding scale.
What questions should I ask my insurance company?
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
Do I have out-of-network benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Do I need to get authorization from my insurance carrier prior to my first appointment?
What type of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, Venmo, Paypal and Health Savings Account cards.
I do not bill clients. Payment is due at the time of service.
Making an Appointment
When you make the initial call, I will be happy to answer your questions about my practice and if my approach will be a good fit for you.
Your first appointment is our opportunity to begin getting to know each other. Therapy requires a commitment of your time and money and it is essential for you to feel you have connected with the right therapist. When you come in, we will address the reasons you are seeking therapy and what goals you want to accomplish.
Throughout the course of therapy I use different techniques and approaches depending on each individual's needs and desires. Your participation and feedback are vital to the process and progress of therapy. As the saying goes “if nothing changes, nothing changes”.
What if I have to cancel and appointment
If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please provide 24 hours notice. A scheduled appointment needs to be cancelled with adequate time barring an emergency you to avoid a charge for the full fee of your missed appointment. Insurance does not reimburse for missed sessions.
Initial Intake Assessment $220 per 60-minute session
Regular Session $165 per 45-minutes session
Additional charge applied by 15 min increments if extended session time needed.
Parent Phone Consultation for established client $45 per15 minute increment.
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Hotlines and Resources:
Second Floor Youth Helpline: (ages 10 to 24) Call or Text 24/7 at 1-888-222-2228 https://www.2ndfloor.org/ 2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. They are available 24/7 to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1–800–273–TALK (1-800-273-8255) This is a crisis hotline that can help with many issues, not just suicide. For example, anyone who feels sad, hopeless, or suicidal; family and friends who are concerned about a loved one; or anyone interested in mental health treatment referrals can call the Lifeline. Callers are connected with a professional nearby who will talk with them about what they are feeling or concerns for other family and friends. Call the toll-free Lifeline, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Crisis Text Line: Text “MHFA” to 741741 Available 24/7, 365 days a year, this organization helps people with mental health challenges by connecting callers with trained crisis volunteers who will provide confidential advice, support, and referrals if needed.
Lifeline Crisis Chat: Visit www.crisischat.org to chat online with crisis centers around the United States.
The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678678 Trained counselors available 24/7 to support youth who are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment free place to talk. Specializing in supporting the LGBTQI+ community. https://www.thetrevorproject.org