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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get started?


The first step is an initial phone consultation which is followed by an in person evaluation. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that we are able to provide the  treatment you will require based on your presenting problems. If we cannot provide the appropriate level of care for you, we will work with you to provide a referral to an alternative provider.




What is treatment like? 


Each session is 45 minutes, and we will arrange to meet with you  the same day and time each week.  Treatment may be short-term, focusing on a specific issue or symptom, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues.  The work is collaborative and together we will be curious and play "detective" to try to identify conflicts, causes for your distress, and develop more useful coping strategies.




What about medication?


In some cases a combination of medication and therapy is required. Working with your medical doctor and psychiatrist you can determine what's best for you. We will communicate as needed with these physicians and could provide you with a referral to a psychiatrist as needed.



Do you accept insurance?


We are an in network provider with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Many insurance plans also offer out of network benefits. We are happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


What is the cost?

Please contact us for fees as we offer a sliding scale.

How do I make a payment?

Cash or check only.  If you are in network then you are responsible for your copayment at each session and we will submit directly to your insurance company. If you are out of network you will be responsible for your fee at each session.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you are out of network, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. If you are in network you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. These fees may be avoided if you are able to  reschedule the missed appointment. Excused absences include planned vacations and holidays.


Manhattan Psychoanalytic Therapy

25 Central Park West, Suite 1-I

New York, NY 10023

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