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, I will try my best to refer you 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. 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 currently in-network with certain insurance companies through Headway.co - please visit their website to determine your insurance coverage. If your insurance is not listed on Headway.co but your 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.
Are you paneled on any Employee Assistance Plans (EAPs)?
Yes. I am an in-network provider with Lyra Health, which partners with many New Jersey and New York employers to offer free therapy sessions to their employees. If your employer partners with Lyra Health, you will be eligible for approximately 15-25 free therapy sessions through Lyra Health. The number of sessions available per calendar year will vary based on your employer.
Not sure if your company is partnered with Lyra? It's quick and easy to find out. Simply go to https://care.lyrahealth.com/ and type in the name of your company or your spouse's/parent's company. Many companies offer benefits for all benefit-eligible members of the family. You can also check with your Human Resources Representative.
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.