My Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practice
I use a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach for teen therapy, child counseling and adult anxiety and depression. CBT can help us identify how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors fuel mental health problems. It’s an empirically driven, highly effective modality for treating a broad range of mental health problems, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, social phobias, and anger.
If you have additional questions about my practice, please see the FAQ below or contact me at 631-533-0254 or [email protected] for a free consultation.
How can therapy help me?
Therapy can help you become more aware of your experiences and specific triggers that are negatively impacting your life today. By examining your thoughts and understanding your beliefs about yourself, the world, and your future, you can develop more realistic and functional ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
CBT focuses on a collaborative therapeutic alliance between you and I, goal setting, and learning new coping skills and techniques that can help you feel better.
What are some techniques you provide in therapy?
- Relaxation and breathing exercises
These exercises involve muscle relaxation, deep breathing, and visualization techniques that have been proven to release the muscular tension that your body stores during times of stress. These help slow down racing thoughts and reduce feelings of fear and anxiety.
- Assertiveness training
I define “assertiveness” as the ability to express your feelings and needs in a calm and clear matter. Learning to be more assertive can help you standup for yourself, set boundaries, say no, and get your needs met in appropriate ways.
- Self-esteem improvement
Self-esteem is how we value and believe in ourselves. Having low self-esteem can negatively impacts how you feel and move through the world. By learning how to focus on positive qualities about yourself, you can improve your overall mood and how you handle situations.
Learning how to effectively problem solve can reduce anxiety that is associated with procrastination and the inability to make decisions.
- Coping skills
Everyone experiences negative challenges in life, but knowing effective coping strategies can make the trying times less stressful. We may also identify strategies that are not serving you. Coping strategies that are not effective can actually make challenges even harder.
As a CBT therapist, I can empower and motivate you to learn a variety of new skills that can lead to positive changes and overall improved quality of life.
Do you prescribe medication?
I do not prescribe medication, but I can provide a trusted referral and education about medical services. The decision to take medication is yours, and I will support whatever decision you make. If you are already working with a psychiatrist, I can help monitor and assess the benefits of your medication.
How long are sessions?
The initial session should be expected to last an hour. Each following session lasts 45-50 minutes, and clients typically meet with me once a week. However, the frequency can vary depending on your availability and the severity of your symptoms.
Where are you located?
My office is located at 1022 Main Street Holbrook NY 11741
Does your practice have parking?
There is a sizable parking lot right outside my office building that is handicap accessible.
How much does therapy cost?
Therapy can be a significant financial investment, but it is hard to put a price on a happy life.
Therapy is not a life-long endeavor. It’s a short-term commitment that can help you get past the hard times you or your child is currently facing. My fees are in-line with other psychologists in the area, and are as follows:
Initial Evaluation: $250.00
Individual Session – (60 Minutes): $175
Individual Session – (45 Minutes): $150
I am not in-network with any insurance companies. I do, however, encourage you to contact your insurance company directly to inquire about your out-of-network benefits. If you do have out-of-network benefits, I am willing to provide you with a billing statement that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Questions to ask your insurance provider:
Do I have “out-of-network” mental or behavioral health benefits?
How many sessions per year are covered by my insurance?
Is there a deductible that has to be met?
What portion of my out-of-network therapy cost is covered?
If your insurance company does not have any out-of-network benefits, I am able to offer services on a sliding scale to meet your needs.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in learning more about my services, please contact me or call 631-533-0254 or email [email protected] for a free 20-minute consultation. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. If you are ready to get started, we can schedule a session.