You shouldn’t have to worry about whether mental health care fits in the budget.
Therapy truly is a medical expense, just as important and unavoidable as any other medical expenses we incur. To properly care for our minds, bodies, and souls it is important to prioritize our mental health just as we do our physical. If you have a broken foot, you go to the doctor. The same goes for therapy.
What I want most is to serve your needs and provide you with as much support as possible.
I am able to work with my clients to provide curated and individualized plans and therapeutic experiences, partner with other parts of your treatment team to gain needed information and collaboration, and provide you with access to me and my team more readily and regularly.
I have made the intentional and conscious decision to be an out of network practitioner. This has given me the freedom to completely focus on your goals and treatment, and not the goals of insurance companies.
In my 17+ years of practice, I have discovered there is no one modality that works perfectly for each individual. I intertwine all of my professional modalities, along with a heart-centered, human-to-human connection to develop an individualized approach for every client’s unique needs.
My collaborative style emphasizes trust, kindness, and humor. I use direct communication and feel privileged to share in your journey to wellness. My integrative approach blends traditional psycho-therapeutic modalities with cognitive, physical, and sensory-oriented techniques and interventions to create a dynamic and highly personalized plan. I draw from cutting edge brain research, neuro-biology, strengths-based approach, attachment theory, systems approach, trauma-informed yoga, mindfulness, and psycho-education to support you in resolving current stresses, grow through trauma, release longstanding emotional and behavioral patterns, and develop eﬀective strategies to handle challenges as they arise outside of therapy. My work is enriched by my training in mindfulness and yoga, as well as aromatherapy to reduce stress, increase awareness and support emotional regulation. Ongoing exploration and awareness in areas of culture and diversity are key components in my work.
Therapy vs. Coaching
I am licensed to practice therapy in New York State and Massachusetts.
My coaching clients are located all over the world.
The primary diﬀerentiator in my therapeutic process and coaching services are deep-seated trauma work vs. working through some roadblocks to create a professional and personal life that is fulﬁlling and successful.
I am an out-of-network provider. Please call your insurance carrier to determine if they provide reimbursement for Behavioral Health Services.
I am able to provide you with a billing summary/receipt/superbill at the end of each billing period for reimbursement. I suggest that you contact your insurance company prior to the first session to inquire about out-of-network reimbursement guidelines for outpatient mental health services. Keep in mind that many plans require you to pay a deductible first and to contribute a co-payment. You can call your plan in advance to learn what benefits are available to you.
Here are some helpful questions to ask your insurance provider before your first session:
- Do you accept out-of-network behavioral health or mental health providers?
- Is there a limit on the number of sessions I am entitled to per year?
- Do I have a deductible? If yes, how much is it? Have I met any portion of my deductible with other medical expenses this year?
- Do you require pre-authorization or a referral from an MD or Primary Care Physician?
- What amount of the psychotherapy (CPT 90834) fee will be reimbursed?
- Am I eligible for coverage under the “2008 Timothy’s Law”? (This allows some members access to unlimited therapy sessions if they meet criteria for a biological based diagnosis)?
- What is the process for submitting claims – Mail, Fax, or Online? It will be important to record the proper mailing, fax or web address so you will be ready to submit your claims.
If you do not have insurance and out of pocket expenses are financially not prohibitive, please see the payment options below. If those options are not a possibility for you, I will do my best to connect you with a practitioner in my professional network that may meet your needs. I am committed to serving you.
This process is diﬀerent from what you might experience in a more traditional therapy setting. Whether a virtual tele-meeting (Face-time, Skype, etc), one-time session over tea or lunch, or a few meetings in the comfort of my oﬃce, our time together is driven by your individual needs. You’re the pilot and I’m coming along for the journey to help you expand and explore. Perhaps you might want support with answering the question, “What do I want?” Or, you have ideas that need unpacking. Maybe you would beneﬁt from coaching in prioritizing goals and devising a plan for your unique idea.
Whatever your initial pull to seeking this out, you can expect to:
- enjoy a welcoming space to collaborate laugh a little, or a lot
- critical and individualized feedback to help you navigate your way to living with purpose deﬁne your goals
- prioritize your ideas
- think clearly about obstacles
- come up with a plan for action that is feasible, clear, and directly in line with what you are hoping to achieve
- I will provide you with points, special tips and break down the many myths you might have about success in an overly competitive world
If you need to cancel or change the date of your appointment, please give at least 48 hours notification. Specific cancelation policy is discussed during the initial intake process. Whenever possible, I will try to offer you any options I have for rescheduling our session in order to avoid missing our time together.
For any other questions, please feel comfortable to call or email me directly.
- Initial phone consultation – complimentary, free (15 minutes)
- Initial Session (60 minutes)
- Individual Counseling Session – Adult (50 minutes)
- Individual Counseling Session – Child, 10 yo and under (30-45 minutes)
- Parent Coaching/Consultation (50 minutes)
- Virtual Therapy Session (50 minutes)
- Group Sessions (50 minutes)
- Irlen Screening (1-1.5 hrs)
- Aromatherapy Consultation (45 mins-1 hr)
- Coaching (inquire for details)
Rates are not published online. We can discuss my rates over a complimentary phone consultation at a time that works best for you. If you are inquiring about a guest appearance at your school, agency or organization, please contact me directly with information about your interest and best way to reach you.
In order to make therapy more accessible to my clients, I’ve decided to accept the CareCredit healthcare credit card.
Visit this customized link to pay with your CareCredit credit card.
Payment is expected at every session unless otherwise agreed upon. You have the option of paying by:
- Bank Transfer (Venmo, Zelle)
- Credit Card
- Care Credit Card
Frequently Asked Questions
Once we decide to work together, your appointment time can be reserved for you on a weekly basis if available. Sometimes, a biweekly meeting is suggested, depending on your needs and our goals together. This is decided by us both during our consultation. For therapy and coaching to be effective, we need to meet regularly at our scheduled time.
Every situation is diﬀerent. The duration will depend on what it is you want to achieve. In our ﬁrst steps, we will discuss our treatment goals which will include a clear outline of our path together. It is my goal to empower clients to discover their inner resources so that they can sustain gains outside of therapy.
A generalist is a counselor that operates with a broad array of skills and methods. They provide a supportive role that can help to assist and empower clients in a broad array of situations.
A specialist has more speciﬁc expertise, and works with individuals or groups on areas of their unique challenges, and desired change or growth.
Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, pervasive worry, panic attacks)
Attention Challenges (ADHD)
Autism (working with parents, children and young adults; couples with one partner with Autism)
Personality Disorders (Narcissistic PD, Borderline PD)
Grief, Loss, Bereavement (coping with the loss of someone close; parents who lost their parents)
Depression (sadness, hopelessness)
Parent Coaching (parenting, co-parenting, step-parenting; divorce and separation)
Challenging Child/ Teen Behaviors (including school refusal, tantrums, withdrawal)
Life Transitions (navigating cultural transitions, immigration challenges, adjusting to new family roles/ new member of family; career changes, new relationships, dealing with pressures)
Relationship challenges (dating, friendship, family; break ups, contemplation of separation, communication, navigating roles; strengthening the partnership; co-dependency challenges)
Self esteem (decrease negative thinking, increase self-compassion and build a stronger sense of self)