I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York City and I have been working with teens, young adults, older adults and couples and I have helped countless individuals work through life’s most challenging moments. I have been in private practice for over 25 years on the upper east side and I have also lectured in many high schools around Manhattan on topics ranging from adolescent anxiety to transitioning from high school to college.
I treat patients who are experiencing:
• Postpartum Depression
• Life Transitions
• College Anxiety
• Relationship Issues
Working with infertility, I help patients deal with every aspect of this difficult journey. Clients may be exploring assisted reproductive methods such as IVF, egg freezing, sperm or egg donation, or gestational surrogacy. My goal is to understand the reproductive story of each of my clients and then help provide emotional support, concrete problem solving skills and decision-making guidance around specific reproductive challenges.
Most people assume that pregnancy and immediately following the birth of one’s baby should be a time of pure joy. For many women, it isn’t. Women with postpartum depression often feel ashamed to share their feelings which can lead to isolation and hopelessness. The role of therapy is to help you navigate these complicated feelings by offering a safe space where you can express your fears and worries as well as your hopes and dreams.
Helping patients understand feelings of sadness, anxiety or just being overwhelmed are just some of the issues I will address in therapy. I will work with you to uncover the root causes behind your thoughts and feelings as well as provide you with concrete and practical tools that you can use to understand and eventually combat your overwhelming emotions.
Life changes such as ending a long term relationship, job loss or transitioning from either high school to college or college to the “real world” are often accompanied by confusion, sadness and overwhelming stress. The role of therapy here is to help outline your major concerns and begin to understand the emotional development and insight one needs to achieve these personal goals.
Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can. There’s no such thing as a bad question when it comes to mental health. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
Do you accept my insurance?
I do not contract with any insurance companies. Services are provided on a private pay basis, and therefore, I am considered “out of network.” Most health insurance plans provide some form of coverage for outpatient psychotherapy.
Out-of-network benefits cover psychotherapy with the professional you choose. Most plans require the patient to pay a deductible, and then reimburse a certain percentage of the fee after that, typically 75 or 80%.
In addition, once an appointment has been scheduled, you will be expected to pay for the time allotted unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation.
How can I try to get my insurance company to reimburse me for my therapy?
Call your insurance company and tell them you would like to go out of network for behavioral health. Some questions to ask your insurance provider:
1. What is your current yearly deductible?
2. How much of this deductible has currently been met?
3. What is the reimbursement rate for an out of network provider (once your deductible has been met)?
4. What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
5. How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
How long do the sessions last?
Each session is 45 minutes, and patients are generally seen on a weekly basis.
What will happen when I go see a psychotherapist?
During your first visit I will speak to you about the reason(s) you are seeking help. I will also get background information from you, and together we will develop an individual treatment plan to help achieve your mental health goals, and improve your overall wellbeing.