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Frequently Asked Questions

How can therapy help me?
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values by:
  • Feeling an inner calmness
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family, marriage and relationships
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

I am purposefully limiting my involvement in managed care panels due to confidentiality issues and controls over the treatment that the insurance companies impose on both the service providers and the clients. Please feel free to call me to discuss.  (203)815-9800  I happily will fill out and provide the necessary insurance forms for you.  And, in some cases, I can submit your claims directly to the insurance companies.  To determine what your mental health coverage is, the first thing you should do is call your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Please let me know if I can assist you with this process.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.
Where are you located?
A Convenient Downtown Location:

My office is conveniently located in the Center of Fairfield, right near the Gazebo off Reef Road.
The address is:   39 Sherman Court, floor 2, Fairfield, Connecticut at The Center for Psychotherapy and Mindfulness, LLC