Anxiety Care NY

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

You can start by scheduling a free 15-minute consultation where we can determine if we are a good fit. Next we will set up an intake appointment (your first therapy session) where I will learn more about you and your history and we will discuss your current concerns and treatment goals. I will provide information about the types of treatment available, and we will begin developing a treatment plan together.

I typically suggest starting treatment with weekly sessions. This allows for you to have enough time to think about what we have discussed and to implement new strategies, without losing progress and momentum. The frequency of sessions may change as we go along, depending on what is most helpful and feasible.

The duration of therapy will vary depending on your specific treatment goals and the severity of your challenges. Some individuals may reach their goals within 3-6 months, while others may require a longer period of time or may develop new goals as they progress in therapy. My goal as a therapist is to help you achieve relief as quickly as possible, while also acknowledging that therapy is not usually a “quick fix.”

It is normal to feel afraid of starting exposure therapy and to be concerned that you will be “forced'” into facing your fears. ERP does involve you learning to confront your anxiety, but I will work with you to guide you through this process in a gentle step-by-step manner. You are always in the driver’s seat and will determine the pace at which we work.

Rates for therapy sessions are $275 for a 45-50 minute session. You may be able to get partial reimbursement through your insurance company (see below). Payment is due in full at the time of each service and can be made by credit card.

Though I am considered an “out of network” provider with all insurances, I offer receipts (also called “superbills”) that can be submitted to your health insurance provider for reimbursement. If you have out of network benefits you may get a significant portion of your session fees reimbursed through your insurance company (often up to 60 – 80%).

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • What amount is covered per therapy session?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

Due to the specialized nature of our services, your insurance company may approve what is called a “single case agreement” to cover the cost of working with an out-of-network provider. Click here for a guide on how to fight for reimbursement.

  • Under the law, healthcare providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
  • You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate, before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit cms.gov/nosurprises

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