Some Questions?

Where are you located?
My office is located within a charming Victorian home at:

52 Reckless Place Red Bank, NJ 07701

Upon arrival, please park on the street and walk down the driveway. You will enter through the back entrance which leads to a private waiting room.

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.