Treatments

Individual session
Individual session are held 1:1 in a safe, confidential, and nurturing office environment to maximize your whole and emotional well-being.  The focus of these session is to target and focus on problem(s) affecting your mood, your relationships, work, etc. and achieve emotional well-being and symptom remission fast and effectively.   
Group Session - CANCELLED INDEFINITELY
Groups of 4-10 people (maximum) are held per group session, in a safe environment, to manage, challenge, and address a problem(s).  Groups provide wonderful support and normalize situations you may be experiencing.  Groups focus on education of the problem (s), exploration of these, while receiving support.  These groups are reserved to address special and unique problems  and/or social factors contributing on mood disorders.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT] - Dialectical Behavior Certified (DBTC)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specialized modality to address and target more difficult and challenging emotional regulation difficulties.  DBT focuses on addressing intense and highly reactive emotion dysregulation of and/or with regulating from poor inter-personal relationships, deficient and/or difficult issues with own self-identity, and negative thoughts/behaviors.  In DBT, our goal will be to increase your ability to tolerate distressing emotions so that you can achieve emotion regulation, improve problem solving and coping of negative behaviors and thoughts, increase mindfulness and acceptance of thoughts and actions, as well as achieve interpersonal effectiveness.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an evidenced based measure and extremely effective in challenging negative thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors interfering and/or causing disruptions in your life, mood, and relationships.  In therapy, we focus and explore present coping mechanism and focus to create better and more effective coping skills to alleviate suffering in session, while concurrently addressing and confronting negative thoughts, self-talk, and behaviors to better manage your problem(s) and mood.
Acute Stress, Trauma (PTSD), and Complex Trauma
We use a combination of approaches which focus on CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and/or Prolonged Exposure Therapy (including EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).  Our goal is to improve and manage your exposure to extreme stressors, decrease arousal caused by these, minimize flashbacks and reactions, and improve present day life management.
Grief, Mourning and Bereavement Therapy and Complicated Grief Therapy
In this therapy, the goal is to provide a safe space to process your loss.  The loss you have experienced can trigger deep personal conflict, depression, loss of function and the ability to feel joy in your life without guilt and sadness.  The goal in therapy is help you through this.
Medications

Due to the scope of my educational background and NY licensure, New York State prohibits me from prescribing and/or dispensing any psychotropic medications and/or other medication (medical) that you may be in need of.  If you are in need of medication and/or or would like to explore this method as an additional treatment option, I can and will be more than happy to accommodate you with a psychiatric consultation as needed and provided in a safe environment. 

Language & Office Limitations

Individual sessions are provided in English and are also available in Spanish and German.  Disability services are limited: My office is equipped with an elevator but there is no access ramp for a wheelchair in the building. 

Rates

 

Initial Consultation: 1 hours - $95.00

  • Individual sessions - $95

  • Group sessions - $15 per group session

  • Sliding scale is available

 

Insurance Plans Currently Accepted: ​

  • Aetna

  • Affinity Health Plan & Enhanced 164

  • Amida Care

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)

  • Centerlight & Centerlight Healthcare

  • Center Plan for Healthy Living

  • Cigna

  • Crystal Plan Health Plan

  • Elder Plan

  • EAP CareBridge

  • 1199 SEIU Benefits Fund

  • Emblem Health (HMO & Non HMO)

  • Fallon Health Weinberg Inc

  • GHI

  • HealthFirst

  • Independent Health Medisource Connect

  • Independent Health Association Inc

  • Integra MLTC, Inc

  • MagnaCare

  • Medicaid

  • Medicare

  • Metroplus Health Plan Enhanced

  • Metro Health Plan FIDA

  • Metroplus Health Plan

  • MVP Healthcare Harmonious

  • MVP Healthcare

  • MVP Commercial

  • New York State Empire Plan

  • Optum Oxford (all plans)

  • Optum United Behavioral Health (all plans)

  • OSCAR

  • Riverspring FIDA

  • Yourcare Health Plan & Option Plan

  • Total Care  & Total Care Plus

  • Today's Option of NY Health Plan

  • Senior Whole Health NY & FIDA

  • ValueOptions Commercial (non HMO)

  • UniCare

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