Frequently Asked Questions
What is holistic psychotherapy?
Holistic psychotherapy uses traditional methods of psychotherapy along with non-traditional therapies of holistic healing to create a fuller integration between the mind, body and spirit, and to accomplish the deepest level of healing possible. This approach doesn’t undermine the importance of traditional talk psychotherapy, but rather it works to enhance the process. Some of these additional “ingredients” may include: connecting to one's spirituality, understanding the impacts of diet and exercise on mental health, and attending to the physical experience of the body (i.e. mindfulness & other forms of meditation, breathwork, & grounding exercises).
Is a holistic approach right for me?
Anyone can benefit from this approach, regardless of ever being exposed to any holistic practices. If you are naturally drawn to or curious about healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating well and exercising regularly, cultivating a greater spiritual connection, living in the moment, and practicing centering activities such as yoga and meditation, then this approach will likely be a great fit for you.
Can I use my insurance to cover the cost of therapy?
I am a preferred provider in network with United HealthCare across all 3 states where I hold a clinical license: New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. Please note that these appointments are reserved for clients with flexible schedules who are also open to meeting virtually (via a secure video platform) if all in-person appointments are booked. When you contact me, please make sure to mention your interest in using your UHC benefits to cover the cost of therapy, in order to expedite the intake process.
I am also covered as an out-of-network provider by many insurance plans. As a courtesy, I offer to check your out-of-network health insurance policy upon request to let you know what portion of our sessions, if any, will be covered.
You will then pay for each individual session, and I will provide all the necessary guidance and documentation to file claims. If your plan provides any coverage for out-of-network providers, you will receive a check directly from your insurance company.
If you prefer to verify your own out-of-network coverage, here’s a list of the most important questions that you can ask your insurance representative:
Do I have out-of-network behavioral health coverage? Specify that services will take place in an office setting, as opposed to a facility (i.e. hospital or clinic). If yes, then ask the following:
Is pre-authorization needed for routine psychotherapy visits (CPT codes: 90791, 90834, & 90837).
Do I have a deductible amount? If yes, how much is remaining of my annual deductible? When does it reset?
Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance per session?
Is there a per year session limit?