common questions

At our first appointment, we will talk about your family history, previous mental health treatment, physical health, current level of functioning socially, academically, and occupationally, what’s been bothering you, and what you’re hoping will change. I’ll tell you how I think I can help you and we’ll come up with a plan together of what we want to work on in therapy. We will define the problems and have an idea of what relief or an ideal life would look like for you.

From there, most of our sessions will feel like conversations on your end. You’ll tell me your thoughts and I will reflect them back to you. I might help you reframe your ideas, explore root causes of your problems, figure out where your emotions are coming from, teach you skills, give you suggestions, or offer feedback and information. I work a lot with people on building emotional awareness so that they are able to tune into themselves and learn how to trust their own instincts. 

Finding the right therapist is like finding a friend. You won’t click with everyone, and that’s okay! Part of finding the right therapist is intuitive and feeling a certain level of comfort. Aside from personality, it’s important to find a therapist with knowledge and specialization on the problem you are experiencing. Not all therapists are experienced with all issues. 

That’s why I schedule free 15-minute consultation calls. I want to make sure my knowledge aligns with your needs, our conversation feels comfortable, and there are no barriers to working together, such as scheduling conflicts or insurance issues.

Therapy sessions are 60 minutes.

I typically see clients once a week for the first few months of treatment. Some clients continue with a weekly schedule the entire time they work with me, and others drop down to every other week after some progress is made.

We can work together for a short period to try to figure out solutions to a specific problem you are having. We can also work together for months or years depending on how much therapeutic work we feel is necessary and beneficial. That’s really up to you!

Absolutely! Licensed mental health therapists follow HIPAA and keep all of your information confidential. I can’t tell anyone you are my client without your verbal and written consent. The only things I cannot keep confidential are things that fall under the “duty to warn” or “mandated reporting” categories, such as harm to self or harm to others.

Yes, I do! I am in network with Aetna, United Healthcare, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. I am also an out-of-network provider with other insurance companies, which means that if you have out-of-network benefits you could get partial reimbursement from your insurance company for seeing me. 

My full fees for self pay clients are $200 for a psychiatric evaluation, $140 for an individual session, and $160 for family and couples therapy sessions. Most clients who use insurance end up paying a copay between $15-$50.

I have a limited number of sliding scale spots on my caseload for those in financial need. Ask me about the sliding scale rates if you are uninsured, don’t have out-of-network benefits, and your family income falls below 300% of the FPL.

I am clinically licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which means I can only see clients who live in NJ or PA. Hopefully one day this will change!

The decision to do telehealth or in person therapy is really about your comfort! 

Head to my contact page and fill out the form, and I’ll be in touch within 2 business days.