Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

If you’re thinking about setting up an appointment, we can have an initial consultation where you can share your story, your experiences, and your struggles, and ask me any questions that you might have. I strive to create a safe space for my clients where they can freely share their stories with me without fear of judgment and I welcome your questions. From here, I will be working with you so we can create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Who are your clients?

My clients are usually adults and young adults who experience depression and emotional dysregulation, parents and caregivers, and individuals looking to process their traumatic experiences and break free from dysfunctional relationship cycles.  My former employment as an attorney gives me unique insight into the stresses experienced by those in careers which involve high stress and long, unpredictable work hours. I developed an appreciation for the challenges faced by college-aged young adults when I worked at the College of Mount Saint Vincent counseling center.

How does teletherapy work?

Virtual therapy is much like traditional therapy; however instead of meeting in an office we meet using a HIPAA-compliant video platform or in a phone call. The session is conducted similarly to an in-person session. Clients often find it more convenient because it eliminates the time spent in travel associated with meeting in person.

In which states are you authorized to practice mental health counseling?

I am currently authorized to provide mental health counseling to residents of New York, Wyoming, Florida, Idaho, Vermont, South Carolina and Utah.

What happens in therapy?

When we begin working together, the focus will be on your individual needs. Depending on what you would like to work on, sessions often involve psychoeducation and interactive dialogue aimed at identifying patterns which have led to upsetting feelings and dysregulated behavior. Sessions can be more problem oriented and involve behavioral assignments designed to meet a specific goal. Regardless of the format, sessions are typically 45 minutes long. And you will always be treated with warmth, kindness and unconditional positive regard!

Do you take insurance?

I do not accept In-network insurance at this time. However, your Insurer might provide out-of-network benefits. I work with Reimbursify, a HIPAA-compliant platform that helps clients get money back for out-of-network therapy sessions. Reimbursify can help you determine eligibility and apply on your behalf to collect your out-of-network benefits. To see If you qualify for reimbursement, and for an estimate of how much that reimbursement will be, please click on the “Use Your Insurance” link on this page.

How do out-of-network benefits work?

You’re responsible for payment of the session fee at the time of each session. 

If you authorize me to do so, I can submit your claim for out-of-network benefits through Reimbursify, a HIPAA-compliant platform. Reimbursify will file your claim with your insurance company. If your plan offers out-of-network benefits, once your yearly deductible has been met, you may be reimbursed for a portion of the cost of each session, in an amount that your plan provides. The reimbursement will be sent directly to you from your Insurance company. There is no cost to you for the Reimbursify service.

If you prefer to submit your claims to your insurance on your own, I will provide you with a statement that will contain all of the information that your insurance company will need to have in order to process your claim for reimbursement if your specific plan provides out-of-network benefits. If you have out-of-network benefits, your insurance company may reimburse you for a portion of the fee for each session in the amount that your plan provides.

To find out if you have out-of-network benefits you can click on the “Use Your Insurance” link on this page. In the alternative, or If you want to verify that the information regarding your insurance coverage provided by Reimbursify is correct, you can call the number listed on the back of your insurance card and ask the following questions:

  1. Does my plan have out-of-network coverage for outpatient mental health visits? (If they need to know, the CPT code is 90834
  2. Are teletherapy sessions covered?
  3. Is there a deductible (aka the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket each year before the insurance starts covering the costs) for these visits? If so, what is the deductible and how much have I met?
  4. Is there a limit on the number of sessions my plan will cover per year
  5. What is the ‘allowed amount’ for CPT code 90834?
  6. How much will my plan reimburse each visit once I reach the deductible
  7. How do I submit the Superbill to you? Is there a way for me to submit it online? (this may be easier than submitting by snail mail).


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