In general the laws of New York protect the privacy of all communication and records between a client and therapist, and I can only release information about our work together with your written permission. However, there are a few exceptions and there are some situations in which I am legally obligated to take action. To attempt to protect others from harm. I may have to reveal some information about a client’s treatment. Those situations are outlined below:
If I have reason to believe that a child has been abused, the law requires that I file a report with the appropriate governmental agency.
If I have reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult or elder person has had a physical injury or injuries inflicted upon them, other than by accidental means, or has been neglected or exploited. The law requires that I file a report with the appropriate governmental agency.
If I determine that a client presents a serious danger of violence to themselves or another, I may be required to take protective actions. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, and/or contacting the police, and/or seeking hospitalization for the client.
Is Online Psychotherapy for me?
Virtual therapy can be a phenomenal way to make time and space for self-exploration, understanding, and growth. It has been shown to have similar outcomes, in terms of patient satisfaction and self-reported growth, as in-person treatment. That said, online therapy is not for everyone. If you have been diagnosed with a major mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe major depressive disorder, or panic disorder, then seeking treatment with an in-person treatment team is recommended. Additionally, if you are navigating significant alcohol or substance abuse, then online therapy is not likely to be the right level of care. Most importantly, if you experiencing suicidal thoughts, you should call 911 or seek immediate care with your nearest emergency department and continue in follow-up care with a local, in-person therapist.
How long are sessions and how often do we meet
I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. Our initial video session will be 60-minutes and ongoing sessions thereafter are 45-minutes each.
Do you take insurance?
I am considered an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. I am happy to provide you with a monthly receipt called a “Superbill” so you can seek reimbursement directly from your insurance provider. My fees are $90 per session.
Additionally , you may need to provide the insurance company with my credentials and NY state license number. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the license number is #082173.
CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING
Please remember to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. You will be responsible for the entire fee if cancellation is less than 24 hours. Keep in mind that insurance will not reimburse payment for missed meetings or late cancellations.