My fees range depending on the length and type of treatment and I prefer to discuss them in person. When we make our first two appointments over the phone we can briefly discuss whether a sliding scale is applicable.
I participate mostly in out-of-network insurance. Your health insurance carrier may cover your psychotherapy services in full or part. I would suggest that you check your coverage and ask the following:
I accept check or credit card. You will be billed on a weekly basis, unless you have an alternate preference which we can discuss.
You are responsible for your scheduled therapy appointments. I require advanced notice (48 hours) and will do my best to accommodate you if you need to reschedule, but if I cannot fill your time slot you will be responsible for the cost of your session.
There are exceptions to this policy which we can discuss in person.
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I make every effort to respond immediately or within the same day.
An initial phone consultation is necessary for us to decide if we are a good fit to work together. I will ask you some questions about what prompted you to reach out to me at this particular time in your life and how I can be of help. It’s also a good time to discuss any of your concerns or particular requirements for a therapist.
Ultimately the goal is to help you and I determine whether to schedule an initial in-person session.
Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy” has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. Therapy provides a safe platform from which you can experience yourself and your world without being limited by insecurities and judgement. Research shows that most people who receive psychotherapy experience symptom relief and improved quality of life.
Change, like healing, takes time. Treatment is unique to each individual and couple. Therapy depends on many factors, the length of treatment is collaborative and fluid – sometimes people feel better sooner and we agree to shorten the timeline of the treatment. Other times, there is more work to be done and the decision is made to continue.
Therapy is working when you begin to experience fewer mood and anxiety symptoms and more satisfying interactions on an increasingly regular basis. I believe this progress is mediated by an increased curiosity about yourself and a less rigid way of interpreting your experiences.
Curiosity allows us to see things in shades of grey, and life becomes less black and white. There is more space for thought and reflection before reaction and you can view your options from different perspectives. There isn’t as much pressure to go in one direction or choose one specific path, you learn to accept that it’s okay to be of two minds about something and to hold conflicting thoughts and feelings.
It is likely that your friends and family have been giving you their best advice for some time now, but they have their own investments in their relationship with you. You will find that speaking with an unbiased professional helps you to speak your mind and get to know your own thought process. That in and of itself is deeply fulfilling.
No I cannot, but I have a network of trusted psycho-pharmacologists who I collaborate with in the community to ensure that you are getting the care that you need. The decision to take medication is one that we can work on together. Of course if you already have a prescriber I try to form a relationship with them, so that we can communicate regularly about your progress.
By approaching therapy as a collaborative effort, be open and honest, and follow your agreed upon plan for treatment. Be an active participant to your fullest capacity. Therapy is hard work and it will require both of us to show up for sessions both physically and emotionally.