Where are you located?
130 Maple Avenue, Suite 3D Red Bank, NJ 07701
Upon arrival, please park in the parking lot. Spaces are available throughout the complex. My office is on the 2nd floor and is accessible via stairs or an elevator located in Building 5.
What are your office hours?
I do my very best to accommodate clients’ needs. Appointments are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. I recommend reserving dates in advance, particularly if you need a specific day and time.
How long is a session and what is the fee?
Our first session is 90 minutes. The fee is $170 for our initial meeting and includes a biopsychosocial assessment, a questionnaire that gathers important background information.
Follow-up sessions are 50 minutes. The fee is $140 per session. In certain cases, based on need, I offer a reduced fee if openings are available. Phone sessions are also available upon request.
I value and respect your time, as well as that of other clients. I start and end each session as scheduled. This helps us to best leverage our time and the flow of the session.
Do you accept insurance?
No. I am a fee-for-service provider. Clients pay the fee when services are rendered and are provided with a receipt. I prefer to remain out-of-network for various reasons which we can discuss in further detail.
If you are entitled to out-of-network benefits, services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
- Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Can I cancel my appointment?
Yes. You can cancel or reschedule an appointment. However, a 24-hour notice is required, or you will be charged the full fee of $140. A credit card is kept on file for this reason. Making any changes 24 hours in advance offers clients who are waiting the opportunity to come in.
Can I call, email, or text you?
Communication by text is reserved for scheduling and confirming appointments only. Although texting is a convenient way to share information, often the context within the message can be misconstrued.
If the need to communicate between sessions arises, you can call me. I will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours. For phone calls that last longer than 15 minutes, you will be charged a fee proportional to the psychotherapy rate.
In the event there is an emergency, it’s important to call 911 for assistance and visit your local emergency room.
Why should I go to therapy?
There are countless benefits to attending therapy. I provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. It’s a place where you can talk about anything.
Therapy is an asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, or the frustrations of day-to-day life. It provides a fresh, objective perspective on difficult life circumstances and offers solutions to help you move in a new direction.
How long will I be in therapy?
Each person seeks treatment for a variety of different reasons. Length of time in therapy depends on your unique needs and what it is you are setting out to accomplish. It’s difficult to predict a precise outcome; however, it’s most effective to meet consistently, on a weekly basis.
What if I see you out and about in public?
To maintain complete confidentiality, it’s important that I refrain from saying hello. If we happen to see each other in a public setting, I will honor our therapeutic relationship and make sure it is kept private. Our relationship will be built on trust, as well as establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries.
Can I lay on the couch?
Yes, it’s important that you allow yourself the opportunity to get comfortable in the office. It’s a cozy place where you can relax, kick back, and just be yourself.