Getting Started in Therapy and FAQ

groupMaking 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.

Office at 108 East AvenueAre services confidential?

Services are confidential, to the fullest extent of the law.

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 can fill out paperwork for you to submit to your insurance carrier, if you have out-of-network coverage (for certain insurance, we will submit the paperwork for your reimbursement directly, if you choose).

How much does it cost and what form of payment do you accept?

My rate is $200 per 50 minute session. I accept cash, checks or credit cards.The Office

What are your office hours?

My office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday.

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.