Frequently Asked Questions
What is teletherapy?
Please see "About Teletherapy".
Is teletherapy effective?
Is teletherapy appropriate for all people and all situations?
Teletherapy is appropriate for most people, but not all. During our initial phone call or email exchange, I will ask you some questions to ensure that teletherapy is right for you. If I feel that teletherapy is not a good fit for you, we can meet for in-person sessions in my office in Clifton, NJ, or I will refer to other qualified providers who can see you for in-person therapy in your local area.
Do you also see clients in-person?
Currently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering online sessions only.
In the future I may offer in-person sessions in Clifton NJ.
In which states are you licensed to see clients?
I am a licensed psychologist in the states of New York and New Jersey, and I am certified to provide telehealth in the state of Florida (please see https://www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth). Through the use of online sessions I can work with clients located anywhere throughout New York State, New Jersey, or Florida.
Temporary COVID-19 state laws may allow for sessions with clients located in other states as well, for example Pennsylvania. If you are temporarily or permanently located outside of NYS, NJ, or FL, please contact me to discuss whether I may still be able to work with you.
What type of clients do you see?
I see mainly clients struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, relationships, or parenting. I am open to clients who do not fit into these categories; if I feel that we would not be a good fit, I will refer you to a qualified therapist who is a better fit for you.
Do you take insurance?
I am not currently in-network with any insurance companies. However, if your insurance coverage includes out-of-network benefits, I would be happy to provide you with an itemized bill after each session which you can then submit to your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement.
For the treatment of OCD specifically, I can work through the NOCD platform, which does accept most major insurances. Treatment through NOCD includes a research-based treatment program shown to significantly reduce OCD symptoms in just 9 weeks.
What is your general therapy approach?
I take an integrated, person-centered approach incorporating interventions from CBT, DBT. ACT, and mindfulness. I will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan targeting your specific goals and priorities. I will be very open to hearing your feedback throughout the therapy process, to make sure that our work is maximally effective for as you work towards your goals.
If you don't have specific therapy goals, or are still exploring what those goals may be, I am happy to also provide supportive, traditional "talk-therapy". I strive to create a safe space where you can explore yourself and process your thoughts and feelings.