Psychotherapy Process

How often will we meet? Depending on your needs and availability, sessions are either weekly or twice weekly at my midtown Manhattan office.  In my experience, the success of therapy is strongly related to the client’s commitment to and investment in working on a consistent and regular basis; therefore, I generally do not offer therapy less frequently than once a week.  However, as we begin to make progress toward your goals, we continue to evaluate your needs with regard to therapy and the frequency of sessions may change.  When working with minors, regular meetings with parents(s) or guardian(s) to provide updates and coordinate treatment are necessary to the success of treatment.

How long are sessions? Following the initial consultation, sessions are 45 minutes each.

How long will treatment last? I recognize that the primary goal of therapy is for you to no longer require therapy to manage your challenges.  While there is no prescribed time frame for duration of treatment, I work with you to reach that point as quickly as possible.  Ultimately, the duration of treatment depends on multiple factors, including but not limited to the intensity and severity of your concerns, your expectations, and your commitment to making changes toward your goals.  Over the course of therapy, we periodically review your progress and evaluate your need for ongoing treatment.

What if I need to cancel a session? When you begin therapy with me, I reserve a specific time for you each week in my schedule.  During this time, I focus exclusively on your needs and am not available to meet with other clients or conduct other business.  Therefore, I request 24 hours advance notice to cancel or reschedule sessions or you will be responsible for the full session fee.  Please note that insurance does not cover fees for missed sessions.