What happens in my initial appointment?
The initial consultation appointment will last for 60 minutes (ongoing weekly sessions are 45 minutes). The initial consultation appointment is an opportunity to learn more about what is bringing you into therapy and to provide you with information about our treatment approach and therapeutic style.
During this session we will also discuss relevant life history and identify goals for therapy.
What are your hours?
We are offer appointments Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 8:30pm.
What are your fees?
Fees range from $150-$300.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, or credit card. Payment is expected at the time of session.
Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged in full.
Do you take insurance?
Like many private practices in New York City, we are out-of-network providers, which means we do not accept any insurance directly. However, we make the out-of-network reimbursement process as simple as possible by providing weekly invoices to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Individuals who have out-of-network mental health benefits often find that their insurance company will reimburse between 30-80% of the therapy fee.
How do I know if my insurance company will reimburse me?
We recommend that patients call their individual insurance carrier in advance to determine whether they have out-of-network benefits. Reimbursement rates vary by plan.
When calling your insurance carrier, be prepared to ask the following questions:
Do I have out-of-network benefits to see a licensed psychologist or social worker?
If so, what percentage of the session fee do you cover?
Is there a session limit?
Is pre-authorization required?
What is the deductible, and how much of the deductible have I met?
How do I submit claims?
It is often necessary to provide the CPT code for the services.
The CPT code for a 45-minute individual therapy session is 90834, and the CPT code for an intake assessment is 90791. After submitting for reimbursement your insurance company will process your claim and reimburse you directly.