What should I expect at our consultation or first session together?
The initial appointment is an opportunity for you to get a sense of what it is like to work with me, with no obligation to continue after this first meeting — and to get support right away. If we are a good fit together, at the end of our session we will schedule a weekly appointment time that is exclusively yours.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, I am an in-network provider for Cigna health plans. I am an out-of-network provider for all insurance plans (except GHI) and will work with you to maximize your out-of-network coverage reimbursement. Below are some questions to ask your provider:
Does my plan include mental health benefits and do I need preauthorization to access those benefits?
What is the deductible under my plan and has part or all of it been satisfied?
What percentage of the cost of treatment will be my responsibility once my deductible has been met?
Is there a limit to the number of sessions my plan will cover?
What is your fee?
My fees are $180 for an individual session and $200 for couples session. If you do not think you can afford therapy, call or email me anyway and we’ll see what we can figure out together. If for some reason we cannot work together, I will help you find someone who can.
Will what we talk about remain confidential?
Our discussions will remain confidential, subject to certain legal requirements to disclose in the case of risk of harm to yourself, harm to others or child or elder abuse. Insurance plans require periodic disclosure of clinical updates for treatment certification purposes.
What is your cancellation policy?
I request that you provide 48-hours notice (i.e., 2 business days) for any cancellations or rescheduling. Less than 48-hour notice will result in the charge of your individual session rate.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash and check payments.
How do I get there?
My office is located at 352 Seventh Avenue, 16th floor, Suite 1604. Rm. G between 29th and 30th Streets in the upper Chelsea district of Manhattan. The 1 train is located at the corner of 28th Street and Seventh Avenue and is two blocks south from my office. The A, C, 1, 2, 3, is located at Penn Station, two blocks north of my office. The N, R, B, D, F are located at 6th Avenue and 33rd street, 3 blocks north and 1 avenue east of my office.