Details

Who I work with

I'm a New York State Licensed Psychologist located in the Albany area, but with online sessions, I am able to work with all New Yorkers. In certain circumstances, I am able to work with people who live in other states.

*I work with adults and specialize in women's issues, but do not discriminate based on gender. I do not work with couples, children, or adolescents. I also do not work with active substance abuse as I do not have the specialized training and experience required to support individuals dealing with the challenges of this specific impairment.

Getting Started

Our first meeting will typically be a free phone consultation that will last about 10-15 minutes. In that time, we'll briefly discuss what you're seeking to accomplish, whether I might be a good match for your needs, and if you're a candidate for psychotherapy or coaching. If you prefer, this can be done via email.

The Process

Once we schedule an appointment, I'll send you an invitation to my secure client portal, where you'll access your paperwork. That's where you'll be able to sign onto your teletherapy or coaching sessions.

My practice is currently completely online. Sessions are conducted via an easy to navigate, HIPAA compliant platform, so you don't have to leave your home or office. Online sessions are so safe, simple, and convenient. My clients have been loving it!

Depending on your goals and the issues you are seeking to address, our work together may last just a few sessions or can continue for significantly longer. We generally begin with weekly meetings, and as you get closer to your goals, we decrease the frequency to biweekly or monthly.

Sessions are approximately 55 minutes long.

Fees

My fee is $200 per session. You may purchase blocks of sessions and be eligible for a discount.

If you are participating in psychotherapy your health insurance policy may cover our work together. I am currently in-network with:

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CDPHP
  • Highmark/Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare

If you participate with one of these plans, you may be responsible for a copayment or deductible. The amount you will be responsible for is dictated by your insurance plan and I am required to collect it.

I don't accept other insurance plans at present but at your request will provide you with a statement you can send to your insurance company to get reimbursed for some of the costs of therapy.

If you don't intend to use insurance, click here to understand your rights to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of costs.

Payment is required at the time of service. I will charge your credit card on file at the end of your session.

Cancellation Policy

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically for you, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for re-scheduling or canceling an appointment. Failing to do so will result in a no-show/late cancellation fee of $100, not billable to insurance.

Ready to get started?

If any of what you've seen on this website appeals to you, contact me for a free 15-minute consultation, and to get started!