I imagine you find yourself here because you need help. We offer space and opportunity to understand the pain and stuckness you are experiencing through a safe and connected relationship. We understand it takes courage and self-compassion to approach our present and past hurts, and we are available with a kind and tangible approach to help you meet your goals and foster change in your life. We offer in-person and online counseling as well as several self-paced courses for those who want resources now.
Are we a good fit for you?
We feel strongly that success in therapy is having a good fit with your therapist. Let me share with you a little about our approach and values to help you decide if we could be a good fit for you or someone you care about.
You help us find the best path as we work together and foster the change that empowers and heals.
Curiosity, Connection, Collaboration, and Creativity.
We embrace the idea that connection starts and continues with curiosity. This means you are curious about yourself, AND we are curious with you. As we work together, we are also curious about the ongoing collaborative relationship we are building together. We want to check in and make sure you are meeting your goals, and the work we are doing together is helping you live more calmly and successfully in your life. We also highly value creativity as a way to help you connect with yourself and with your healing journey. This involves several evidence-based techniques such as EMDR, CBT, and DBT, as well as integrating models such as play therapy, internal family systems, and narrative approaches.
- PTSD & Trauma
- Parenting Triggers
- Maternal Health
- Couples Work
- Young Adult Transitions
- Grief & Loss
Each provider offers a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions for all of NYS and some providers are also licensed in NJ, NH, and MA. For those who find it preferable to stay at home, teletherapy sessions are done through a secure HIPPA platform that can be easily downloaded on your phone or computer.
Our NY office space is located at 102 West Seneca Street, Manlius NY. The office is on the 2nd floor in suite 230. In person NH sessions are available upon request. It is our hope that clients will find the location both confidential and professional. We also offer virtual services using a HIPPA compliant video and phone service for confidentiality.
Office hours are by appointment. Each provider sets their own availability each week day. There is some availability for weekend sessions.
If you do not show for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 48hrs in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. There is never a charge for illness or weather-related cancellations.
Credit, cash or checks are accepted. Payment due at the time of service.
The most common question prospective clients ask is if we ‘take insurance’ or not. By this, clients typically mean, do we work with insurance companies to provide a ‘co-pay’ system. The answer to this is no, for two reasons: 1) Complex insurance paperwork significantly increases overhead and would drive up the cost of each counseling session. 2) Breach of client confidentiality with information (diagnosis, progress reports, treatment plans, etc.) that becomes part of the client’s permanent medical record (and sometimes then increases their insurance rate.) A better question may be whether or not your insurance will cover some or all of your expenses. The answer to this, happily, is often yes.
For insurance companies we would be considered an out-of-network provider. This typically means you have a deductible to meet (which varies by plan) and then you can be reimbursed for 50%-70% of your investment. If your employer offers a Health Savings Account (HSA) you are likely eligible to receive reimbursement (at a pre-tax rate) for your sessions.
All that is required to receive reimbursement is a letter from your provider with the necessary details (diagnostic code, diagnosis, dates of appointments, fees). This method seems to work well for a majority of clients. It also allows us to provide a high standard of care for a maximum number of clients.
The first thing you can do is contact your insurance company to learn:
- If you have out-of-network coverage for mental health benefits.
- What is your deductible amount.
- What is your reimbursement rate.
- How many sessions per calendar year your plan covers.
- Is there a limitation on how much your provider will pay per session.
- Is approval from your primary care physician required.
- What mental health license is allowed for your out-of-network benefit.