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Who do you work with?

I have expertise and intensive training in the latest evidence-based treatments for adults struggling with:


    • Generalized anxiety disorder

    • Obsessive compulsive disorder 

    • Obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., illness anxiety, compulsive hoarding)

    • Social anxiety

    • Panic disorder and agoraphobia

    • Body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., skin picking; hair pulling)

    • Body dysmorphic disorder


    • Adjustment to life transitions (e.g., career changes; breakups/divorce)

    • Perfectionism, self-doubt, low self-esteem

    • Relationship difficulties

    • Insomnia

    • High need for control

    • Issues with motivation and behavior change

    • Enhancement of well-being, personal growth, and optimization of functioning

    • Adjustment to traumatic injury or chronic medical conditions


    • Depression and low mood


What is your approach?

I deliver evidence-based treatments while flexibly tailoring their use to the individual, with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) being my two primary modes of therapy. When appropriate, I incorporate my training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), and other compassion- and mindfulness-based approaches. Visit the 'About Therapy' section to learn more about my approach to treatment.

How long does therapy last?

This depends on the needs of the client. The therapy I do is goal-directed with regular check-ins on progress towards those goals. We typically meet once per week for 45-minute sessions, although frequency and duration of sessions may vary as needed. When we meet for our initial consultation, we can discuss an estimated duration of treatment. 


In some cases, people may need a short-term course of therapy to learn a concrete set of tools to enhance their functioning (for example, someone is hoping to learn some skills to manage low-level worry and lack of motivation that has started to interfere with achieving their full potential in school, work, or relationships). A clear, targeted goal like this can often be achieved over the course of 4-6 months to a year, if the person regularly attends therapy and puts the skills into practice outside of session.


In other cases, people may seek more intensive or longer-term treatment to address an anxiety and mood disorder that is significantly impairing their daily functioning, or there is a more complex constellation of issues to target. In these cases, therapy may be a longer-term process; however, we will still work with a clear set of goals and direction.


Over time, some clients may start to space out sessions to every other week or once per month as they become more comfortable and able to practice the skills independently. My hope for my clients is that, over time, they learn tools to help them begin to act as their own therapist, so that they ultimately no longer need me. I believe that having clear goals established, regularly assessing progress towards those goals, and using evidence-based treatments are all helpful in achieving this outcome. 


What is expected of the client in therapy?

The type of therapy I practice is highly collaborative, meaning that we work as a team. I am here to help you increase awareness, learn new ways to relate to difficult thoughts and feelings, and take actions to move towards what matters to you. In this process, I strongly believe that you are the expert on your own experience, and I have a great deal to learn from you as well. Your role in the therapy will be critical to its success. While you will likely derive some value from our weekly meetings alone, the people who benefit the most from CBT and ACT are those who take the skills and practice them regularly in their daily life. Much like learning a new language or instrument, regular practice and consistent use of the skills is essential for mastery, and therapy is much the same. If you experience difficulties in bringing our therapy practices into your daily life, we can work together to address obstacles or motivational issues that get in the way. 


Where are you located? Do you offer in-person and/or teletherapy sessions?

My office is located in the heart of the Flatiron district of Manhattan. All sessions are currently offered only as teletherapy sessions on a HIPAA-compliant platform.


Do you take insurance?

I am not currently in network with any insurance providers; however, many of my clients receive some reimbursement for sessions through their out-of-network (OON) benefits. I can provide receipts with the necessary information for you to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to starting treatment to discuss your out-of-network coverage for mental health services.

Some clients may be unaware of out-of-network benefits that are available to them through their health insurance, and these OON benefits can sometimes cover a significant portion of treatment costs. Here is a list of questions that you can ask your insurance provider to determine what out-of-network benefits are available to you:

  • Do I have out of network benefits?

  • What percentage do you cover for “out of network” mental health providers?

  • Do you provide reimbursement for out-of-network providers when using a 90834 Code?

  • What is the amount of my deductible? Have I met my annual deductible yet? If not, how much has been met?

  • What is the number of visits that I’m covered for? Do you have any limitations regarding number of sessions that are covered for an outside network provider? Is there a maximum amount you reimburse per visit or per year?

  • Do I need a particular diagnosis to get coverage for treatment?

  • Do I need a pre-authorization? If so, how do I obtain it?

  • Is there a claim form that I must use to submit for reimbursement? How much time do I have to submit a claim after my session? How long does it typically take to get reimbursed?

  • Are there any other requirements in order to receive out of network benefits for these sessions?

What is your cancellation policy?

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged. If you need to cancel with less than 48 hours notice, I am happy to try to find a time to reschedule within the same week for a free make-up session when possible. 

How do I get started?

You can reach out for more information by requesting a phone consult via the Contact Form or calling (646) 783-9625I try my best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours during regular business hours.


I am happy to provide a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what you are looking for in therapy and tell you a bit more about my approach to treatment. If you are interested in proceeding, we will then schedule an initial evaluation during which I will gather more detailed information about your history, the current issues bringing you to therapy, and your treatment goals. This will serve in guiding our course of therapy. Once we have completed the initial evaluation process, sessions are typically held once per week. In some cases, frequency or duration of sessions may vary, depending on your needs.

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