Where is the office located?
I have two offices. My primary office location is 41 Union Square West (on the NW corner of 17th street and Broadway in Manhattan). It is accessible by all subway trains to Union Square or the F train to 14th street.
My other office is 346 1st Street (between 5th and 6th avenues) in Park Slope Brooklyn (closest to the R train Union Street subway stop).
What are your office hours?
Do you offer phone or video sessions?
How long is a typical session?
How do I pay?
Do you accept insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies that offer out-of-network mental health benefits. I can help you submit the paperwork to get reimbursed from your insurance company. You may collect up to 80% reimbursement depending upon your insurance carrier.
Here are some questions to ask your insurance company: Do I have out-of-network behavioral health or mental health coverage (outpatient)? What is my deductible? Has any of it been met yet? What is my coinsurance? (This is the percentage of the fee that you must pay.) Do I need a pre-approval?
What is your cancellation policy?
How can I set up an appointment?
With what age ranges do you work?
How often do I come to therapy?
How long do I need to be in therapy?
Who needs therapy?
Therapy can be for anyone. Therapy aims to provide a safe, compassionate space where people can explore what is going on in their lives and bring about a change. It’s for anyone who wants support in growing. Coming to therapy does not mean “there is something wrong with you.”
What can I expect in the first session?
Is our work confidential?
What if I see you in public?
Do you prescribe medication or tell me to go on medication?
What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?
Internal Family Systems are a way to connect to the different parts of who you are and get to know those parts better.
Those parts include our angry or panic attack parts, parts that need to control things, the part that drinks too much on Saturday nights, or our creative parts. As humans, we have an unlimited number of parts. Sometimes, we have parts that annoy us, and we don’t know how to get rid of them.
IFS therapy is a way of working with our parts, talking to them directly and having them talk back to us and tell us why they are here. They are often protectors created in childhood to help us get through some family trauma. We work with them in a way to understand ourselves better and release some of the traumas or struggles that hold us back.
What is AEDP?
AEDP stands for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. This therapy aims to help the client develop skills to cope with their emotional traumas instead of going into their defensive behaviors.
Through the undoing of aloneness, we explore how you and I communicate or do not communicate at the moment. This approach allows you to process in-depth emotional and relational experiences here and now.