Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
- If you are a new patient, please call us at (631) 209-5343 and reach our New Patient line by pressing ext. 1. You will be prompted to leave a detailed message on our confidential mailbox. To better serve you, please leave your name, phone number, patient's name if not yourself, patient's age, insurance provider, therapist requested (if any), and the reason you are seeking therapy.
Do you accept my insurance?
- Insurance participation varies by therapist. Each therapist participates in their own individual set of insurance networks. Some of the major insurance companies we participate in include, United Heath Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Value Options/NYSHIP, Oxford, Island Group Administration (IGA), Cigna, Medicare, etc.
Can I be reimbursed for out-of-network services?
- If your therapist does not participate in your insurance network, you may be eligible for reimbursement through the out-of-network benefits of your insurance plan. Many of our patients receive up to 80% reimbursement of session fees after meeting their out-of-network deductibles. Please inquire about your insurance plan's benefits directly with your insurance provider. Specifically, please ask if you have out-of-network benefits for behavioral health/individual outpatient psychotherapy, the cost of your deductible, and percentage rate of reimbursement.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
- Yes. Our fees are flexible, and our goal is to make therapy affordable for all patients. For example, your therapist may offer a reduced fee, especially if you are paying out-of-network and cannot receive any reimbursement for services from your insurance company. Please discuss specific fee issues with your assigned therapist.
How long are therapy sessions?
- Intake sessions are 60 minutes. Treatment sessions are 45-50 minutes. Group sessions range from 45 - 90 minutes depending on the group.
What is the duration of treatment?
- The length of treatment varies depending on the kind and severity of problems and the patient's progress. CBT is designed to provide teachable skills so that the patient learns new and effective ways to cope with emotional and behavioral conditions. It cannot be said across the board how long a successful therapy will take. Some people will feel considerably better after just a few sessions, while others need treatment for several months. Generally speaking, the goal of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is to keep treatment short-term (on average 12-16 sessions). Because of the emphasis in CBT on measurable results, we will regularly evaluate progress to determine whether additional treatment is needed.
Is CBT appropriate for children and adolescents?
- Yes! A great deal of research supports the use of CBT with children, adolescents, and young adults. All of our therapists are specially trained in providing CBT to youth.