Why Choose a Clinical Psychologist?
Choosing a therapist can be confusing, with so many options and different types of practitioners available. Clinical Psychologists are doctoral level clinicians who have received comprehensive training in assessment, psychotherapy, research and teaching. The training includes a full-time, year-long predoctoral internship, often in a hospital. In order to become licensed to practice in New York State, Psychologists must also complete one year of supervised postdoctoral clinical work.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
Therapy can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the types of problems we are addressing and your treatment goals.
How frequent are therapy sessions?
Depending on your needs, we may meet between one and three times per week, for 45 minute sessions.
What will the first session be like?
During the initial consultation, we will discuss your current issues and history, and explore your goals for treatment. The consultation provides an opportunity for us both to get a sense of whether it feels like a good fit. If we continue to work together, I will tailor my approach to your needs.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not participate with any insurance plans as an in-network provider. However, most insurance will provide partial coverage for services with Licensed Psychologists who are out of network, and I will help with paperwork and claim submission. In addition, flexible spending plans often accept payments to a Clinical Psychologist as qualifying expenses.