Getting Started

Finding a NYC therapist can raise many important questions regarding getting started and what to expect during the process. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions:

How do I set up an appointment?
 It’s easy: just click on the “Schedule Initial Consultation” button on my homepage and select a date/time that is convenient for you. You can also call (646) 319-7498 or e-mail me at info@drleesaltzman.com and ask for an appointment.  
All I need is your name and phone number, but you’re welcome to share any other information as well.  It is also very helpful if you can suggest some times that I might be able to reach you by phone directly.

Then what?
 I will make every effort to get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your concerns, needs, and scheduling options for an appointment.

How long will it be before I get an appointment? Schedule permitting, I will do my best to see you for a first appointment within seven days.

What should I expect in our first appointment?
 The first appointment is a 60-minute consultation session in which we discuss your immediate concerns, symptoms, history, and scheduling of future sessions.  During this session, we will begin to identify the most important areas of focus for treatment and how we might work together to help you reach your goals.  When working with minors, I generally ask to meet with the parent(s) or guardian(s) before meeting with the child or adolescent.  This initial consultation session includes time for you to review and fill out forms. At that appointment, we can discuss a regular time for your sessions.