Getting Started

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One of the strategies we use in treatment when things feel overwhelming is to help clients break things down into smaller pieces. The decision to start therapy is no exception.

  • 1) Explore

  • 2) Consult

  • 3) Contact

  • First, take some time to look around my site to learn more about my approach to treatment and to get a sense about whether or not I would be a good fit to work with you.
  • Once some of your preliminary questions have been answered, you can schedule a date and time to meet with me in person for an intake session.  Typically an intake session lasts for 45 to 60 minutes and gives us an opportunity to have a lengthier conversation together, so I can get a better sense of your concerns and you can get a better sense of what it would be like to work with me.
  • When you’re ready, contact me at (212) 337-3565 or send me an email at [email protected] You do not need to know your diagnosis or treatment goals to get in touch, as that is often a big part of our initial work together. All you have to know when you contact me is what is concerning or confusing in your life right now.  We would be glad to provide a brief, initial phone consultation to address any questions that you might have.

Intake

Once some of your preliminary questions have been answered, you can schedule a date and time to meet with one one of our clinicians in person

If you’re a new client, please complete the applicable intake packet and bring it to your first session. We will discuss the information and policies included in the packet in detail during our first meeting together.

Adult Intake Packet
Child and Adolescent Intake Packet

OPTIONAL: If you would like your therapist to coordinate care with another professional (e.g., your psychiatrist, primary care physician, teacher, etc.), please complete the applicable release of information form below:

Adult Consent to Release Information Form
Child or Adolescent Consent to Release Information Form

Getting Reimbursed

Once we begin treatment, the process of payment for services and reimbursement by your insurance provider is straightforward:

  • Payment

  • Statement

  • Reimbursement

  • Pay by cash or check, or keep a MasterCard, VISA, or Discover credit or debit card on file. Payment is due at the end of each session.
  • At the end of each month, you will receive your statement of services via e-mail. Send this form in to your insurance company, usually along with a 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form, to receive payment.
  • Your insurance carrier will process your claim, just like they would for a medical claim. If they have any questions about authorization of services, please feel free to have them contact your therapist here directly.

Special information for parents of children under 18 years old:

Timothy’s Law was enacted on January 1, 2007 and provides greater mental health parity in insurance coverage for everyone, but especially for kids. Children under 18 years of age in New York State with significant emotional or behavioral issues (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiant, Anxiety or Depressive Disorders) are eligible for the same exact coverage their insurance provides them for their medical benefits. Thus, your fee for seeing a child psychologist should be the same as it is for seeing a dermatologist or any other medical specialist, generally the amount of your co-pay.