Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership over that freed self was another.
I am a NY & NJ licensed, EMDR-trained therapist, committed to inclusive, effective, and anti-oppressive practice. I am drawn to therapy for its respect of the depth, scope, and complexities of all people. I am rooted in a Black feminist perspective and am dedicated to understanding the individual in the context of family legacies, community legacies, and socio-political systems. I am currently completing a post-graduate training program at Ackerman Institute for the Family.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Whether it's your first time in therapy, or your fifth, I invite you to co-create a space with me where exploration, healing, and growth can take place. During our first meeting, I will ask you questions about your past and present in hopes of gaining a robust understanding of what makes you who you are. So often, our struggles with mental health can make us feel dim, disconnected, and overwhelmed. I believe we all have the inner resources to develop full, vibrant, and meaningful lives, and that we all deserve support in getting there.
SERVICES I OFFER
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION
Ask questions, assess fit.
An exploratory process designed to move you toward your goals.
3 SESSION INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE
Try it out at a discount.
Use the mind-body connection to facilitate healing.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
My fee is $200 per session. For those coming to therapy with me for the first time, I offer a bundle of 3 sessions at a 20% discount.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
Each session is 45 minutes long.
WHEN DO YOU HOLD APPOINTMENT HOURS?
I am available for appointments Monday-Thursday from 12PM-8PM.
CAN MY INSURANCE COMPANY HELP ME PAY FOR THERAPY?
I am not currently in-network with any providers, but I do accept out-of-network benefits and HSA/FSA to offset the cost of therapy. If you are not sure if you have out-of-network benefits, or have never used them before, please contact me and I will provide guidance.
WHY AREN'T YOU IN NETWORK WITH ANY INSURANCE PANELS?
Therapy sessions in New York and New Jersey tend to range from $150-$250 when paying out of pocket depending on the therapist's level of training and expertise. In contrast, most insurance companies pay between $60 and $80 per session--well below the market rate. My fee takes into consideration the number of appointments I can reasonably take per day, the cost of running a practice, and my experience and expertise.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
I hold 30% of spots in my practice for sliding scale and low cost work.
WHY IS THERAPY SO EXPENSIVE?
Please reach out, even if my fee is out of your budget. If I cannot accommodate a price that is accessible and sustainable to you, I am happy to provide resources, referrals, and tips on how to find a therapist who is within your budget. For therapists in private practice (as I am), the fee covers operating costs (office rent, supervision, charting systems, business insurance, marketing, materials, etc); the ongoing continuing education credits therapists must fulfill to keep their license active; benefits not afforded to self-employed individuals (sick days, time off, medical leave, insurance); and income.
ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR PHONE AND VIDEO SESSIONS?
I am available to see individuals who live in New York or New Jersey by phone and video. Please be aware that if using out-of-network benefits, it is important to clarify with your insurance company that they will reimburse you for telehealth services. Most insurance companies that cover telehealth allow for video, but not phone sessions. Please inquire for more information.
WHAT IS EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of therapy, originally developed to help people heal from trauma, and now recognized to help treat depression, anxiety, chronic pain, phobias, and more. Often we have insight into the origins of our pain and problems, but still struggle with the ways in which our past can wreak havoc on our present. EMDR can help. Read more about EMDR at: https:///what-is-emdr/