Frequently Asked Questions
What questions should I ask a prospective therapist?
You are free to ask whatever questions are on your mind. Many people ask whether in person, Zoom or teletherapy is available. Others ask about style and type of therapy, and scheduling. Other important factors include the therapist’s experience and skill level.
How do I chose the right psychotherapist?
Start with a phone call. If that goes well, I recommend that you make an appointment. Research indicates that good therapist-client match is the best predictor leading to success in psychotherapy. In the first session, you’ll want to pay attention to your comfort level with the therapist, if they’re listening attentively to you, if they ask good questions and make helpful and relevant suggestions.
Do you provide teletherapy?
Yes. Very often parents and busy professionals are not able to meet in office, or there are concerns having to do with the pandemic.
Do you offer psychotherapy to clients outside of NY and NJ?
Yes, I am also authorized to do teletherapy in Florida and through PSYPACT, able to do teletherapy in up most states in the US. I also do teletherapy in the UK.
Is text based therapy effective?
While some studies find text based therapy to be effective in certain circumstances, others cite concerns about the lack of nonverbal communication. I conduct therapy in virtual (Zoom), teletherapy or in person and that allows me to provide the best experience for my clients, and access as much information as possible for more accurate diagnoses and treatment.
Do you offer in person sessions?
Yes. I enjoy meeting in person when it is possible in my NY and NJ offices.
Is normal to have constant anxiety?
Excessive ongoing anxiety and worry can interfere with everyday life and can be extremely stressful experience that can make life more difficult.
Is addiction a mental health issue?
Addiction is a medical disorder. I provide support for mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression and anger that often co-occur with substance abuse.
What type of psychotherapy is best for relationship problems?
The best approach is to draw on a variety of empirically validated techniques and treatments. The best therapist is a well rounded therapist, who can base technique they use on the client(s)’s needs. My experience allows me to select the right approach for you.