Licensed Clinical psychologist

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

PLEASE CALL 646-285-4562 TO SPEAK TO ME DIRECTLY AND TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT. I HAVE AVAILABILITY DAY AND EVENING HOURS.



WHAT HAPPENS THE FIRST SESSION?

OUR FIRST SESSION WILL MOSTLY CONSIST OF A CONVERSATION.  I MAY ASK YOU SOME SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, BUT MOSTLY I WANT TO BEGIN TO GET TO KNOW YOU AND FIND OUT WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO SEEK COUNSELING AT THIS TIME IN YOUR LIFE.  THIS WILL ALSO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TRAINING, WORK PHILOSOPHY OR ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE THERAPY PROCESS.  WE WILL COMPLETE OUR FIRST SESSION WITH AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED.



HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS THE KIND OF QUESTION I CANNOT ANSWER. WITH ANYTHING BETTER THAN, "IT TAKES AS LONG AS IT TAKES."  WE WILL TALK ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND WHAT CHANGES YOU BELIEVE WILL TAKE PLACE THAT MAY INDICATE THAT YOU ARE, IN FACT, FEELING BETTER.  



HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

SESSIONS ARE 50 MINUTES LONG.



what IS your fee and do you accept insurance?

MY FEE IS $140 PER SESSION AND I ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS.  AT THIS TIME, I AM NOT A MEMBER OF ANY INSURANCE PANELS.  SOME INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR ALL OR PART OF MY FEE.  PLEASE CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY AND ASK IF THEY ACCEPT "OUT OF NETWORK" (OON) PROVIDERS AND WHAT THEIR REIMBURSEMENT RATE IS.  I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A RECEIPT TO SUBMIT TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.



Dr. Jill Smith, PhD