FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DO SESSIONS LAST?
The initial session generally last about 60 minutes. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes. I also offer 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute sessions. The 30 minute sessions are ideal for those entering treatment who may need to come in a couple times a week or those wrapping up at the end. The 90 minute sessions are a highly utilized option for those who wish to spread out sessions a bit as their symptoms improve or to help with budget. The frequency and length of sessions may change during the course of treatment, depending on your concerns and how you are coping.
DO YOU PROVIDE COUPLES/MARITAL COUNSELING?
Yes. I work with many couples during this time in their life with a range of presenting concerns. I also work with couples to strengthen their relationship before deciding if starting a family is on the horizon.
MAY I BRING MY BABY WITH ME TO SESSIONS?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your baby to sessions.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
For students of Princeton University, I am in-network with the Princeton University Exclusive Provider Network. If you have Princeton University Student Health Insurance your sessions are therefore covered under this plan and you are only responsible for your $20 copay.
If your health insurance is not through Princeton University, then I am considered out-of-network for your insurance. If your health insurance includes out-of-network coverage, at your request, I will submit the required forms to your insurance company on your behalf. You will still be required to pay the fee at the time of your session but I will take some hassle out of the process by submitting for reimbursement to your insurance company on your behalf. If you choose to submit yourself, I will provide you with a detailed receipt for your psychotherapy sessions. Your insurance company will reimburse you for the session according to the terms of your plan.
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
When contacting your insurance provider to determine the details regarding your out-of-network benefits for mental health services, here are a few things you will want to ask:
Do I have a deductible? If so, how much is remaining?
How much will be covered per session?
Do I need to obtain a prior authorization?
Is there a limit to the number of sessions per year?
How do I submit receipts for reimbursement?
ARE YOU PANELED ON ANY EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLANS (EAPs)?
Yes. Interval Health is now an in-network provider with Lyra Health, which partners with many New Jersey and New York employers to offer a robust network of exceptional mental health providers. If your employer partners with Lyra Health, you will be able to receive services at Interval Health at little to no cost to you (some plans have a small co-pay). The number of sessions available per calendar year will vary based on your employer. You simply need to live in New Jersey or be present in New Jersey at the time of any telehealth session to access this fabulous benefit. Sessions are confidential.
2020 has been an exceptionally difficult year. For many, mental wellness has slipped or definitely taken a back seat. Now is the time to utilize a fringe benefit and get the help you need to get mentally well.
To find out if your company is partnered with Lyra, please consult with your Human Resources representative or click here.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept cash, check or credit card. I also accept FSA cards as a form of payment so you can access care with all the tax benefits. Or you can submit receipts to your FSA provider for reimbursement yourself as you would with any other medical service.
HOW DO I SET UP THE FIRST APPOINTMENT?
You can email or call and we will find the best time for you to come in. In order for therapy to be most effective, you need to feel comfortable with your therapist. I offer a free 15 minute initial phone consultation which is a chance for you to get to know me a little bit, I can learn a bit about what you hope to achieve in therapy and we can see if we would be a good fit. Or if you prefer to skip the initial phone consultation and come right in, that is fine as well. We can figure everything else out during your first appointment.