Online Counseling

• Effective, convenient, & confidential

• Evidence-based treatment

• Connect with a licensed, expert

therapist from your home 

 

How Does it Work?

Online counseling is effective for many types of therapy, including trauma, anxiety, grief, and adjustment. Online counseling therapy works best for professionals & students who are motivated to work on issues related to:

• Generalized Anxiety

• Trauma Recovery (Acute Stress Disorder, PTSD, Complex-PTSD)

• Mild Depression

• Grief and Loss of a Family Member

• Adjustment to a recent stressor or transition such as break-up or divorce

• Past Victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Abuse

• Intimacy and Sexuality Issues

• Adverse Childhood Experiences

• Personality Disorder Issues (OCD, NPD, BPD)

• History of Family Mental Illness

• Some types of Process Addictions (such as gambling, video gaming, and pornography)

• Some types of Autism-Spectrum (ASD) such as Aspergers

• NT partners or wives of clients w/ ASD

• Caregiver Support

 • Issues interfering with social and occupational functioning

•  Stress issues that are non-life threatening. 

 

 

Online counseling is not recommended for severe mental illnesses that require a high-level of medication management such as: schizophrenia, schizo-affective, paranoid personality disorders, impulse-control disorders, recurrent/severe bi-polar disorder, recurrent/severe mood disorders, eating disorders, suicidal/homicidal thinking, and substance abuse addiction (I’ll recommend partial outpatient services with a medical provider due to the high level of risk in withdrawal). Or other environmental issues such as: current domestic violence or recent sexual assault (I’ll recommend your local DV agency due to their excellent comprehensive services). I provide referrals for these higher-level of care issues to specialists and local agencies.

Telehealth Set-up

We’ll connect virtually from the comfort of your home. All you need are headphones, your laptop, and a strong wi-fi connection. I use the HIPAA-compliant online video chat software Doxy.Me & Zoom via Regroup; which means that your information is protected and confidential. Additionally, I use an Electronic Health Records System to make sure that all of your personal information is kept HIPAA-compliant. Limits to confidentiality are listed in my informed consent and are standard per state licensing board regulations. Teletherapy platforms are available for download on iPhone and Android for ease of access. 

Do you accept Insurance for Telehealth?

Many people have some insurance benefits. And, many health insurance plans cover online therapy. However, each plan is different. We can discuss whether private pay, insurance, or out-of-network benefits work best for you during our phone/video consultation.  If you use insurance, there is usually a $15-40 copayment; and possibly a deductible. I will verify your insurance benefits through my insurance biller.

I accept the following insurances:

• BCBS

• CIGNA

• OPTUM

• UNITED

• UNICARE

Please note: I will need to prove that counseling sessions are a “medical necessity” and provide a diagnosis in order to bill your insurance. It is considered insurance fraud to overstate or create a diagnosis for the purpose of ensuring reimbursement. 

I assess everyone for appropriateness during our initial consultation and provide referrals for higher-level of care when applicable.

Private Pay Fees

In-Office: $ 125 per hour 

Online: $70 – 106 per hour 

I offer cost-effective private pay options for clients who do not qualify as having a diagnosable “mental health disorder.”

Some clients choose to be private pay if they are seeking counseling for personal issues that they would rather not have listed on insurance. These can range from legal issues, to addiction issues, to sexual/intimacy issues.

I also offer career, education, and dating/relationship coaching for clients without mental health issues who simply seek career, relationships, and personal growth coaching. Click here for more about private-pay coaching.

Benefits of Online Therapy

Connect with a therapist you love; even if you don’t live near a big city.

You most likely won’t run into your therapist at the grocery store.

Book sessions on the weekends and evenings.

Text, email, and call if you have questions outside of session.

Easy and comfortable to use HIPAA compliant tele-health platforms from your home.

The most private way to get counseling; there’s no office staff or waiting rooms.

Have supportive relationship with a go-to expert on your speed-dial.

If you move anywhere within in New York or Massachusetts, you can take your therapist online.

Outcomes of Therapy

Having smart support team that doesn’t give up on you is literally life-changing. You’ll be able to look at the big-picture of lifespan development and have a realistic plan of action that will sustainably work for you – reducing overwhelm & indecisiveness. You will increase your positive social supports; and learn how to advocate for yourself to find the resources that work for you.

Organize, process, clarify, resolve, heal, and recover from adverse life experiences, family of origin issues, trauma, and stressful psychological issues. With a trauma-informed, licensed clinician, you will receive validation that your experience is real and that it matters. You’ll benefit from structured, evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as ACT, CBT, CPT, DBT, MSBR, reality-therapy, interpersonal, family systems, and other therapy interventions.

With a therapist on your “speed-dial”, you’ll be able to check in anytime you like – whether it’s once a week, once a month, or once every few months. I can also collaborate with your other health providers if you request. You’ll love that the goal is simplicity, convenience, and personal growth without anxiety-provoking commitments or contracts. 

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