Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can leave a confidential voicemail at 646-265-9484. Or send an email via my Psychology Today profile. I typically return calls and inquiries within 24 hours or the next business day for messages left over the weekend. Please make sure to include your phone number with best times to call, and reason for consultation in the message.
Can I use my health insurance?
I am not a participating provider on any insurance panels. If you would like to check with your insurance about out-of-network fees and reimbursement structures, then I can provide with details you would need. You are responsible for full payment at each session, and I will provide you with an invoice that you could submit for possible reimbursement of out-of-network benefits.
How long are sessions?
Initial consultations are 60 to 75 minutes. Follow up sessions for therapy and/or combined treatment (therapy + medication management) are 45 minutes. Follow up sessions for medication management without therapy are 30 minutes.
For adolescents, the initial consultation includes two to three separate 75 minute sessions, some of which will involve members of the family.
What is the fee and how do I pay?
I will discuss my fees during the initial phone or email contact. Appointments must be paid for on the date of service by check, cash, or credit card. At the end of each session, I will provide you with an invoice that you can submit for possible reimbursement if you have out-of-network benefits. For patients with weekly or more frequent sessions, I will provide an invoice at the end of each month. In this case, payment is due within 15 days of the following month.
At what time of day are appointments available?
I offer daytime and evening appointments on weekdays. Many patients find that lunchtime appointments work well for them, as my office is centrally located in Chelsea- near Midtown Flatiron, West Village, and Union Square.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid charge. I keep a copy of your credit card on file in the event of a missed appointment or late cancellation.
How often and how long will I have to come for therapy?
For therapy, I usually recommend beginning with weekly sessions. For medication management, it varies. In the beginning, we may meet twice a month. When we find an effective, well-tolerated, medication and dose we may meet once a month or once every two or three months.