Services: Psychotherapy, Workshops, and Consultation
Whether it’s psychotherapy, workshops or a consultation, it’s important that my clients feel they have walked away with something they can then use in the real world. For this reason I make a point of getting to know who I’m speaking with, who my audience is and what their needs are. If I don’t know this then the services I offer tend to be meaningless. I take time to get to know my clients and make sure I understand what the needs are.
The people who see me come from a variety of backgrounds and struggle with many different issues. In general I find that there are three main groups of people that seek me out.
- are men and fathers who are grappling with issues of masculinity and what it means to be a man and father
- former athletes who are curious about life after competitive sports
- find it hard to put emotions into words
- are going through a life transition, a divorce, job loss, new baby, death of a loved one
- are excited and scared about becoming a parent
- express their anger in hurtful ways
- are stressed with the demands of work, relationship and family
- struggle with asserting their needs and saying NO
- make poor choices when it comes to life partner
- find it hard to be compassionate and forgiving toward themselves
- feel stuck, depressed and or anxious
- Are considering marriage and want to give it careful thought before they go down that road
- want to parent as partners and not as adversaries
- need a space to connect, talk and listen to one another
- find themselves judging each other too much
- men who are interested in exploring what it means to be a man in today’s world where gender roles are shifting, expectations are confusing and stereotypes abound
- fathers who are interested in comparing notes, getting/giving support and learning how to be a dad who is firm yet tender
- men and women who are interested in exploring themes around: identity, motivation, emotion, family of origin and making healthy choices
Workshops & Consultation
Between 2002 and 2012 I have conducted more than 25 workshops for parents. Some are designed for fathers only, some for couples and some for moms only.
- Ways to Increase Father Involvement
- Effective Strategies in Discipline
- It Takes Two to Tango: Challenges in Co-Parenting
- Accepting Your Child for Who He or She Is
- Creating Your Mission Statement as a Dad
- Fathers and Feelings
- The Importance of Ritual and Routines in Parenting
- Managing Anger and Stress
- Effective Strategies in Listening
Presentation Locations and Partnerships
- First Connections , Acton, Ma
- Boston Behavioral Medicine , Brookline, Ma
- The Loved Child, Belmont, Ma
- Imagine Learning Center, Brooklyn, NY
- NY Fathering Conference 2015
- Soho Parenting, Manhattan, NY
- Claremont Children’s School, Manhattan, NY
- Grace Church, Manhattan
- Christ Church, Manhattan, NY
- Third Street Music School Preschool Parents, Manhattan, NY
- The Reformed Church, Bronxville, NY
- The Parents League of NYC
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center 2008 Conference on Fatherhood, Manhattan, NY
- New York University Family Care Program
- Scarsdale and Edgemont Family Counseling Services
- Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
If we were to meet, payment is due at the time of the session. I take Venmo, cash or check. I will provide you with a monthly bill to submit to your insurance company, who will then send you a check directly for reimbursement. I have a standard rate and sometimes, I can see people on a sliding scale. My standard rate can slide as long as we take into consideration your ability to pay and my ability to slide. I am happy to have a longer conversation about ways to make it work. And if for whatever reason, we are unable to make it work, I am delighted to be a resource for you.
Navigating Fees and Insurance:
If you have health insurance and would like to use it for psychotherapy, please contact your insurance company to find out if you have benefits for “out-of-network; out-patient mental health psychotherapy.” Many PPO and POS plans have “out-of-network” benefits that cover a percentage of therapy.
Your insurance may want to know my credentials are, in which case you would tell them that you are seeing a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).
Some questions to ask them are:
“what is your reimbursement rate for out-patient- out-of-network mental health?”
“what is my deductible for behavioral health?”
— NOTE: once the deductible is met, your health care provider will reimburse you a certain percentage of my fee. You might want to check and see if the deductible is calendar year or by date of hire. The deductible for behavioral is sometimes different than the deductible for medical.
If your insurance company needs to speak with me or have me sign any paperwork I am happy to do so.
If you’d like to discuss my fees and the services I provide please feel free to give me a call at 646-263-6032.