FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Do you accept insurance?

I am not on any insurance panels and do not accept payments directly from insurance companies.  My services are reimbursable for out-of-network benefits from several insurance plans.  Some questions to ask your carrier:

 

  • Do I have mental health benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

  • What is the covered amount per therapy session with a licensed creative arts therapist?

  • Is approval required by my primary care physician?

I will supply an invoice at the end of each month you can use to file a claim with your insurance carrier. 



You're an art therapist.  What if I have no interest in doing art?

I'm licensed to practice psychotherapy in New York as an art therapist, but there is absolutely no expectation  that clients make art in session.  Many never do, choosing talk therapy, IFS or EMDR.  The art supplies are always accessible in my office, though, in case clients ever want to incorporate art making into their work.



Is my information confidential?

The law protects the relationship between a psychotherapist and client, and information cannot be disclosed without express written consent.  The only exceptions to these protections are when there is suspected child abuse or neglect or when the patient threatens physical harm to self or others, in which case every effort is made to ensure the safety of those affected as required by law. 



What is your cancellation policy?

Clients are responsible for paying for all scheduled sessions.  If cancellation occurs 24 hours or more before the appointment, I will make every effort possible to reschedule the missed session.

What is your fee? 

I charge $250 per 50-minute session. 



What forms of payment do you accept?  

I accept cash, check, credit cards and Paypal.