Therapy

MY APPROACH

My approach to therapy is eclectic. I combine Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which is an active, collaborative, and skills-based modality, with Solution Focused Therapy, which helps clients focus on their preferred future by setting small, achievable goals. My style is direct, honest, and open. I use humor when appropriate and work towards making sessions relaxed, goal-oriented, and productive. I can help you with:

  • Premarital Counseling
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Marital/Relationship Discord
  • Addictions
  • Relationships and Dating
  • LGBT Issues

 

MY SPECIALITIES

Relationship Counseling

The issues that arise in relationships are difficult for many couples to address, and they often find themselves unable to communicate effectively. I help by providing the communication skills, tools, and strategies for couples to begin the process of opening up and having those difficult conversations with one another, first in the context of therapy and eventually on their own.

As a relationship therapist, I work with all types of couples—married, unmarried, gay, straight—as they address key areas of contention, including infidelity (and how to recover and thrive), addictions (pornography, alcohol, drugs, eating, shopping), as well as sexual intimacy.

 

Life Transitions

Life itself is a series of transitions that ebb and flow. And though many shifts are inevitable and natural, they can still be difficult to manage. Whether you’re struggling with a separation or divorce, a new baby, an empty nest, the death of a loved one, serious illness, or a career change, I can help you work through the challenges.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How are sessions structured?

Initial session is about 50 minutes. All subsequent sessions are 45 minutes.

How do I get started?

To begin the therapy process, you can either call my office at 917-715-6583 or email me. Upon receiving your telephone call or email, I will contact you within 24 hours to briefly discuss your current issues and if appropriate, schedule an appointment.

I also offer a free 30-minute consultation. During the consultation, we briefly discuss your current issues to help ensure that I am the most appropriate person to help you.

What are the fees?

I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I may be considered an out of network provider for your insurance company and you may be entitled to reimbursement for my services. Please contact your insurance company for benefits, eligibility. If you are not using insurance, please call my office for individual or couples fees.

How do I pay for the session?

I accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard. Payment is expected at the time of service. If you are not using insurance, I provide a superbill at the end of each session which can be submitted to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. If you are not using insurance, please call my office for my rate.

Do you accept insurance?

I currently accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I am considered an out of network provider for all other insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company for more information regarding fees and reimbursement.

What are your hours?

I have both day and evening hours available.

What is your cancellation policy?

Since scheduling an appointment involves reserving time specifically for you, a minimum of 24-hour notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment. There is a cancellation fee charged if your appointment is cancelled less than the required 24 hours.

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