Your First Session

I offer a scheduled phone or encrypted email consultation at no charge. This brief consultation gives you the opportunity to describe your situation so that I can get an idea whether I can help you. It’s also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about my approach or about the practical side of therapy. The phone call lasts 15 minutes and usually needs to be scheduled in advance so that we can both give it our undivided attention. If you email, our conversation will take place via encrypted Hushmail; I can usually reply the same day, and you can write back and ask more questions. If I think someone else would be a better fit, I’ll make an appropriate referral.

The next step is a full session in my office, where you can speak at leisure about the situation and feelings that have led you to seek my help, and where you can ask questions about how I would help you reach your goals. In that session — usually 60 or 90 minutes — I’ll make some observations and recommendations, and you can decide whether you would like to make another appointment.

Payment is at the end of each session by cash or major credit card. Skype/phone sessions and couple intensives are billed ahead of time by credit card.

Cancellation policy:  I ask for 48 hours’ notice should you need to cancel or you will be charged for the missed session.  Email me at the message box at this link; or call/text me at 914-941-6478.


  • I do not accept in-network insurance.  If your health insurance policy provides for out-of-network coverage, I provide a coded receipt so that you may receive partial reimbursement from your insurer, usually from 40 to 80 percent.  Please print and fill out the HIPAA Consent Form and Insurance Information Form below.
  • If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA), I provide a receipt for reimbursement.


To contact me about anything other than scheduling, please use this fully encrypted, secure email form.



HIPAA Consent Form

Insurance Information Form



Since 1990 I have been helping busy people in the New York area recover from pain and stress, gain confidence, and enjoy more trusting, fulfilling relationships.

To take the first step toward the life and relationship you want, reach out to me today. You can expect a prompt reply from me, usually within 3 hours.

Use the contact form to book an individual or couples/ marriage counseling session, or to ask questions and learn how I can help.