Values + FAQs
I believe in creating a space where my clients feel heard, valued and accepted for who they are without judgement or condemnation. My desire is to sit with you in your story and make you as comfortable as possible as we bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to be. Therapy has a heavy negative stereotype and stigma attached to it, but it's truly a phenomenal experience when you do it with someone who is qualified to meet your needs. I look forward to our work together.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR SESSIONS?
- $125 per individual session
Do you offer a sliding scale?
- No, I do not offer a sliding scale.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
- No. I only accept cash, check or credit card payment. However, I am Out-of-Network, which means your insurance company may provide you with full or partial reimbursement of the fees that you pay me. Please contact your insurance provider to see if you qualify for Out-of-Network benefits.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
- Sessions are 45 minutes max.
Are you really a licensed therapist?
- Yes, I am licensed in New York State
What are you credentials?
- I graduated from New York University's Silver School of Social Work and I am a licensed master social worker.
THERAPY IS EXPENSIVE. IS IT WORTH IT?
Therapy may be a financial commitment but it is also a life changing investment that equips you with the tools that you need to foster a better life for yourself and includes quality and care. It should be thought of as a form of self-care, where you learn how to assess what your needs are and become aware of all the bad habits, cycles, and negative thought patterns that are hinderances to your growth. When therapy is a commitment in your life you learn that the greatest investment is the one that you make within yourself.
DOES THERAPY REALLY WORK?
Before we begin our services together I require a 15 minute telephone consultation to assess what your needs are, and it's for you to express your questions or concerns. Therapy works when there is trust and an openness to exploring a new approach to handling ones problems. Therapy is a highly useful and reputable service and these results are fostered through one's willingness and openness to change.
AM I ONLY GOING TO TALK ABOUT MY FEELINGS IN THERAPY?
Nope. Talking about your problems is only the first portion of the work. The real work comes in when it comes to setting goals and actually executing them. Though it is so important to talk about your problems and assessing where you are emotionally, it is much more important to make sure you are doing the work that needs to be done to get you to where you want to be and the only way that we can see that happen is if tangible action plans are involved.
SHOULDN'T I BE ABLE TO FIX MY PROBLEMS ON MY OWN? OR WHY SHOULDN'T I JUST TALK TO A FRIEND?
If you fell down today and broke your ankle, would you seek medical assistance from a doctor or would you go about on your own with an untreated broken ankle? Of course not. So then why would you deprive yourself of needing mental and emotional first aid? Going to therapy is not sign of a weakness, it is actually the strongest and most courageous thing that you could do for yourself. It is a form of self-care and self empowerment. It's great to have friends who hold you accountable and that you can talk to about your concerns, but seeking professional advice leaves room for greater care and decreases feelings of shame and self-judgment.
Are you still unsure about therapy and if it's the right fit for you?
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