Frequently Asked Questions


Here, you'll find answers to the most common concerns.

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Is Therapy right for me?

Therapy is for everyone! Whether your experience will be short-term, on a weekly basis for years, or somewhere in between,  everyone has something to benefit from having scheduled, undivided time to focus on YOU. 

How long does it take before i see any progress?

Research shows that it takes at least 12 weeks (3 months) of consecutive weekly appointments, including active participation, to see change.

What is out-of-network coverage?

Using Out-of-Network benefits allows you to choose someone that is not on the list of therapists offered by your insurance company (choosing someone from that list is called using In-Network benefits).  Some insurance companies will reimburse you for part of the session costs after you have paid for the sessions ( you will have to fax/mail them a Superbill, which is provided to you monthly by the therapist). 

What will therapy be like?

Therapy will differ due to individuals' unique personalities and presenting problems; however, therapy should not feel like you are mindlessly chatting with a friend or like you are venting nonstop for the entire session. You will learn new perspectives and new techniques for managing problems. You will receive feedback from the therapist. You are expected to reflect upon and apply things discussed during session in between sessions. Sometimes, sessions can be uncomfortable. It is, overall, rewarding! 

What does 'eclectic approach' mean?

The definition of eclectic is: "deriving ideas, style, or taste, from a broad and diverse range of sources". My main approach to counseling is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I have been trained in many different effective approaches (e.g., Strengths-Based, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Narrative,  etc.) I find the most effective treatment plans are those that have a CBT foundation, but based on the individual's needs and personality, has techniques from other approaches added in. 

WhY Does Therapy Cost So much?

Pricing for services is based on the amount of costs it takes to maintain a business (e.g., office rent, advertising, licensing fees, etc.) and to make a living in NYC (i.e., feed the therapist!)

If the cost of therapy is a significant concern, please ask about the Reduced Payment Plan!

Is Coaching right for me?

Sometimes, we get in our own way when it comes to tackling tasks. Other times, we have a big goal and we just don't know where to start. Maybe you have a game plan, but you just don't have enough accountability from friends and family. If any of those sound like your situation, coaching may be a great option!

what's the difference between coaching and therapy?

Coaching is a professional relationship initiated by an individual seeking assistance with creating a plan in order to accomplish a short-term goal. Therapy is a professional relationship initiated due to an individual experiencing distressing and/or debilitating symptoms that impact daily functioning. Therapy is often long-term and encompasses overall well-being.  

How do i know which is best for me right now?

As a licensed professional, I am able to screen during the intake process. If I determine, based on my clinical opinion, that the individual's concerns are more mental-health related, then I will discuss the need for therapy.

Can I do therapy and coaching at the same time?    

Yes! Coaching can allow time to focus on a specific goal, while in therapy the focus is your overall functioning and well-being. Coaching sessions, in addition to therapy sessions, can be very beneficial.