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Where is your office located?

 

Currently all sessions are conducted through Doxy.me, a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform, and are scheduled in the evenings. Telehealth services have increased significantly over the last few years and the flexibility it allows typically works well with the busy schedules most of my clients maintain. 

 

How long do appointments last?

 

Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes 1x/week and occasionally transition to every other week as treatment progresses. Average treatment length is 8-12 sessions, but this varies. I have clients who I’ve been working with for 2-3 years and others who have done well after 2-3 sessions. This all depends on treatment goals. I maintain open communication with the client and their parents, if a minor.

 

What treatment modality do you use? Do you use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

 

I take an eclectic approach to psychotherapy that is largely grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based approaches. In the psychology world, these are called third wave behavioral therapies that evolved out of CBT. However, this isn’t set in stone. It’s important for me to build a trusting relationship and use whichever evidence-based psychological modality the athlete most connects with to stimulate behavior change.

 

Do you work with non-athletes?

 

Yes! I’ve maintained a psychotherapy practice for over a decade and have worked with clients of varying backgrounds and presenting problems including anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, bereavement as well as numerous medical diagnoses including cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia, traumatic brain injury, concussion… The list goes on. I’ve also worked with high level professionals and executives who are looking to improve performance at work and/or find more balance in life.

 

Do you take insurance? What are your rates? 

 

I work as an out-of-network (OON) provider and do not accept insurance. Appointments are $250 and are paid via credit card which I securely keep on file. I provide a Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I recommend reaching out to your insurance company before initiating treatment as reimbursement varies based on your OON benefits. Some questions you may want to ask include:

 

  • Does my plan include “out-of-network” coverage for mental health?

  • Do I have an annual deductible for out-of-network mental health benefits? If so, how much?

  • Do I need a referral from an in-network provider or a primary care physician to see someone out-of-network?

  • Is there a limit on the number of sessions my plan will cover per year? If yes, how many?

  • Is there a limit on out of pocket expenses per year?

  • How do I submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement?

  • The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes I use include 90791 (Clinical Interview) for the first appointment and 90834 (Psychotherapy, 45 minutes) for follow-up appointments.

What is the best way to contact you?

The fastest way to get in touch is to complete the Contact Form at the bottom of the home page. Double check to make sure there are no typos when entering your email address. It can also be helpful to provide your phone number. You can also try calling the office number at (908) 588-7646, but I am typically busy with patients (or chasing my kids around!). If you leave a voicemail, I do my best to call back within two business days.

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