Offices located in Farmingdale and Kew Gardens, New York
Committed to helping people who want to help themselves
Teletherapy is conducting individual, couples, or group sessions through videoconferencing with a therapist in a secured private room. Meeting with your therapist through teletherapy has advantages and disadvantages which are outlined in required consent forms. All potential clients must be a resident of New York State and will be screened to determine if they are suitable for this method of treatment because teletherapy is not appropriate for everyone. New clients can expect to have regularly scheduled weekly sessions. As you make positive progress, your therapist may discuss changing the frequency of sessions and any decision will be mutually decided by both parties.
With the National Medical Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies were covering session fees in full along with co-payments. Effective August 1, 2020, insurance companies will continue to cover the session fee for teletherapy, but clients are now responsible for their co-payments and in some cases a deductible. Your therapist will keep you updated regarding future notifications we receive from your insurance carrier regarding session fees and client responsibility.
Many insurance companies have out of network benefits. If we are an out of network provider, we will bill your insurance company, but you will be responsible for any fees that are not covered. If you do not have insurance or prefer not to go through your insurance carrier for reimbursement, individual session fees are $125.00 per session for 45 minutes, and for couples counseling the fee is $250.00 per session for 90 minutes. Session fees are payable at the time of each visit.
During your first session the therapist will answer any questions you may have about teletherapy, and any information in the required forms that need to be filled out prior to starting treatment. Together you will discuss preferred communication outside of sessions (email, text), your presenting problem, and a pathway for effective treatment goals that will produce a positive outcome.