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FAQs

Where are you located?


Due to Covid 19 I am currently only providing telehealth sessions. Which means we
have therapy anywhere you want to as long as you have a computer or phone with a
camera and reside in New Jersey.




Will therapy work?


Therapy can help but it really is based on the amount of work that you are willing to
do. I can help you get there but I cannot do it without a willing participant.




What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?


The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has
the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health
professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new
skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations,
and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential.
You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.” Lastly, if your
situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a
friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could
start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.




How do I make an appointment?


Click on the book a session link and which brings you to a calendar and you are
available to schedule a session based on what is available and what works for you.




Do you accept insurance?


I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I can provide a receipt and you maybe eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. You will need to contact yourinsurance provider to confirm eligibility for reimbursement.




What forms of payment do you accept?


I’m currently not contracted with any insurance companies. However, I can give you
a superbill for you to send to your insurance company for possible out-of-network re-
imbursement.

Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted for payment.




What is your cancellation policy?


48 hours notice is required. Please call to cancel or reschedule your appointment.




How long is a session?


Because we are getting to know each other, your first session will typically last about
an hour. From there, sessions last from 45-50 minutes for individual. Couples
therapy/family session the initial session may take up to 2hours and moving forward
1hour and 30mins.




What happens in the first session?


In the first session, we will review the basic paper work of consent forms and privacy
policy. The rest of the time is where I ask some basic information to get to know you
better. For the rest of the time we have, I’ll ask some basic questions to get to know
you better, family information, what brings you in and previous experiences in
therapy, if you’ve had any.




Do you prescribe medication?


I don’t prescribe medication. Sometimes the people that I work with are being
prescribed medication by their primary care provider or a psychiatrist, but I do not
have the ability to prescribe medication.




I don’t want to go on medication.
Are you going make me go on medication?


No. It may be something we explore if necessary but these are things you and I would
discuss and decide what will work best you and you’re needs.




Why shouldn’t I just take medication?


Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes
medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed
to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your
strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.




How do I know that my privacy is protected electronically?


All of your intake forms and documents are secured using a HIPPA compliant medical
record. The online video session is also encrypted and HIPPA compliant to maintain
confidentiality and security.