What if I have an emergency?
I make every effort to return phone calls within 24 hours. However, I do not provide crisis or emergency services. If you need immediate assistance in the event of a mental health crisis, please call 911 or a Crisis Line or go to your nearest ER. If you live in Northern NJ, please call the Atlantic Health System’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline at:(973) 540-0100
Here are some other resources:
Morris County Psychiatric Crisis Intervention
- Chilton Memorial Hospital Psych ES -973-831-5078
- Morristown Memorial Hospital Psych ES -973-540-0100
- Saint Clare’s Hospital Psych ES -973-625-0280
- National Suicide Prevention -1-800-273-TALK
- Mobile Response for Children -1-877- 652-7624
Do you accept insurance?
Most insurance plans offer an “out of network outpatient mental health benefit”, which will reimburse you a portion of therapy fees. Contact your insurance company for more information about this; I can provide you with the receipts they need for reimbursement.
Is what we talk about in therapy confidential?
As your therapist, I recognize that you are entrusting me with private information about your life and the lives of your family members. Because of this, I take my obligation of confidentiality extremely seriously. This means that I will not release any information about you without your written consent unless I am required by law to do so. According to NJ law, I am required to break confidentiality if you are in danger of hurting yourself or another person, or if I am made aware of ongoing child abuse or elder abuse. I will always do my best to inform you in advance if I am in a position of breaking confidentiality.
What if I’m divorced/separated and want therapy for my kids?
Both parents should be aware that a child is in therapy. If you are bringing your child(ren) for therapy, please be sure that you inform the other parent that this is occurring. If appropriate, I recommend both parents be present for at least one session, as this can provide me with valuable information about your child(ren).
What if you meet alone with my kids?
If you are coming into therapy with your child(ren), we may at some point decide to have individual sessions without a parent present. Before any individual sessions take place, we will decide what information, if any, will be reported back to you. It is important to balance your need as a parent to be informed of your child’s life with the need of your child(ren) to have a trusted place to talk.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a session. This allows me to reschedule the time with another client. If you do not cancel a session with at least 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full fee for that session.