Does insurance cover psychotherapy?
Most insurance plans cover psychotherapy. I am happy to work with your insurance company to confirm your coverage, determine coinsurance, and anything else with which you may need assistance. Therapy should not be a financially stressful experience, and I will work with you to determine a payment plan, if necessary. For payment, I accept cash, checks, and major credit cards, including American Express.
Do you accept managed care?
I am not in-network with any managed care companies. Accepting managed care would force me to focus on increasing client volume, thereby reducing my ability to offer high quality and exceptionally attentive treatment. Most clients have an out-of-network option, which I do accept. In addition, managed care requires pre-authorization and case management by the insurance company. This requires disclosing highly personal and confidential information to the insurance company, which may then be stored in a computer whose security cannot be guaranteed.
Psychotherapy is considered a “covered entity”, and is subject to doctor/patient confidentiality. Nothing discussed during therapy may be disclosed to a third party without your express permission, with few exceptions (such as a plan to harm yourself or another).
Who are your clients?
I treat individuals, couples, and groups, as well as teach and supervise students and clinicians. My practice is a reflection of the diverse population of New York City.