ONLINE THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are making online therapy sessions available for clients. An online therapy session (also known as teletherapy and video therapy) is similar to an office visit, only instead of traveling to see your therapist you video conference with them from your home.
Whether you are dealing with feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues related to or unrelated to the coronavirus, we can help. Our online mental health counseling service allows you to get the help you need without endangering your health.
Online Counseling SESSIONS
This is a challenging time for all of us ... We are now offering online therapy sessions so New Yorkers can receive the important mental health services they need without endangering their physical health in the process.
At this time, online therapy is the only mode of treatment we provide. All our physical offices are now closed. We are using a HIPAA compliant platform to provide online psychotherapy sessions. All you need is an internet connection and a private place in your home to participate in online counseling.
For those who are experiencing heightened stress or anxiety due to the coronavirus, we have licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs) who can help. Our goal is to make it as convenient -- and safe -- as possible to get in touch with our counselors during this time of heightened stress.
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE AN ONLINE THERAPY SESSION?
Please call our office at 212-960-8626 or fill out the contact form below. Sapir Dayan, our Therapy Coordinator will call you to setup the first online therapy session. At this time, online therapy sessions are available for New York State residents.
Does INSURANCE COVER ONLINE THERAPY?
Most insurance plans cover online therapy, also known as “teletherapy”. However, it is important for you to check with your insurance to confirm coverage. While the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, online mental health counseling is available to everyone with insurance coverage. We accept the following insurance plans for online mental health counseling: Aetna, Cigna and Healthfirst. These insurance plans do cover online counseling. Our online counseling services are reimbursable by most out-of-network insurance plans as well. Learn more about it here.
WHAT IF I WANT TO SEE A THERAPIST IN-PERSON?
We strongly prefer therapy in person but online therapy is the safest and best alternative at times like this, where staying home is in everyone's best interest. Besides, there is growing evidence that online mental health counseling is as effective as in-person therapy.