Getting Started in Therapy and FAQ
Making the decision to enter a psychotherapeutic relationship can seem difficult, as it raises issues of trust, hope for change, and fear of change. However, the first step is easy. You can contact me by phone or email, and I would be happy to take the time to answer your questions about how I might help.
If you feel comfortable with the initial discussion, you can schedule an appointment. During the first appointment, I will take considerable time understanding your concerns, desires and goals. I will also provide you with an assessment of the best way for you to progress toward your goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
My comfortable, confidential and convenient office is located just off I-95 (Exit 16, East Avenue): 108 East Avenue, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT. I am convenient to Stamford, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Darien, Fairfield, and other Fairfield County towns. I also have clients who travel from White Plains and Westchester County as well as New Haven County.
Do you accept insurance?
I am purposefully not part of any managed care panels, because of the limitations insurance companies place on providers and consumers. I do have an electronic system to submit claims to your carrier, if you have out-of-network coverage (if you are reimbursed, and how much, completely depends on your plan).
How much does it cost and what form of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks or credit cards.
My rate is $250 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes long.
What are your office hours?
Monday through Thursday, 9am – 5pm.
How often will we meet and over what time frame?
My goal is to help you achieve lasting, positive change over the shortest time frame possible. During our first session, we will assess the initial frequency of visits, and an approximate time frame. Typically, we would meet once per week, but this may vary depending on your needs. For people who are motivated or in crisis, meeting twice a week for a shorter period may make sense. Sometimes, clients also need to take some time off from therapy to integrate what they have learned, and then restart when they are ready.
Online Scheduling System and Automatic Appointment Reminder
I use an online scheduling system, which will provide you reminders of appointments and allow you to book or change appointments online.