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 How I Work

I believe difficulties in living are a sign we've outgrown certain habits, behaviors or views. What may have helped us survive in the past doesn't help us flourish in the here and now. So, we find ourselves stuck in a painful relationship, an unsatisfying job situation, or with unpleasant physical symptoms of anxiety or depression. Our suffering may be a great awakener, calling us out of the sleep of unconsciousness, asking us what it is we really want.

 

I provide a sensitive, warm spaciousness that invites your whole self to address that question.

I specialize in helping individuals and couples in times of crisis to learn more about their needs so that they can meet them more effectively.

 

Gently attending to the body and attuning to the breath are essential tools to stay connected to one's actual experience - the doorway to healing. Honoring the strategies we've used to get us thus far yet assessing their costs to us in the present, we can honestly own our suffering. And access a genuine compassion for ourselves that allows us to entertain making different choices. 

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?


Psychotherapy and counseling in the West Village, NYC for life transitions such as: Coming Out Divorce or Separation Loss of a Loved One Retirement Diagnosis of a Major Illness Coping with the stresses of a New Job Other Areas Of Specialization: Depression and Anxiety Panic Attacks and Phobias Sexual and Relationship Problems Stress Management Trauma




Do you take Insurance?


If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company will reimburse you for my services. I can provide you with an invoice containing the information that insurance companies require to process your claim. Check with your insurance carrier to see if you have mental health coverage. Find the answers to the following questions: Do I have mental health benefits? What is my deductible and has it been met? How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover? How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is approval required from my primary care physician? Insurers will require an official psychiatric diagnosis before determining coverage of your therapy, which will then become part of your record, and they may also request and review your file, including the progress notes from your therapy sessions. Not all diagnoses are covered. Insurers may also limit the number of sessions and the nature of treatment, which may adversely affect the optimal course of therapy. Some clients choose not to use mental health insurance benefits to avoid these issues.




What are your fees?


Your initial 15 minute phone consultation is free. Fees range from $175 to $250 for a 45-50 minute session. Payment is expected at the time of service and is accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card.




What is your cancellation policy?


Canceling with at least 24 hours’ notice involves no charge. Canceling with less than 24 hours notice involves full payment. 5 cancellations per year are allowed. Beyond that missed sessions need to be paid for whether or not an alternative time can be found. Payment is expected at the time of service and is accepted in the form of cash, check, or credit card.




How can therapy help me?


Having the support of a therapist can provide insights into how you relate to yourself and others and provide new pathways to your own developement and growth. It can be helpful to talk over a problem with someone who is impartial. You will learn to better manage anger, depression and moods. With improved listening and communication skills you will navigate life's challenges more effectively and confidently. Overall, people in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life.





 
 

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Phone 917 809 6844