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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can therapy help me?
    It is our belief that life can be challenging enough as it is, so we encourage you not to try to walk it alone. Through therapy, you can find a confidential and nurturing relationship with one of our licensed therapists. Together we can explore your feelings and learn what may get in the way of reaching your goals. Therapy can help you understand what emotional obstacles may be unknowingly having a negative impact in your everyday life. The therapeutic relationship assists you in learning more about yourself to recognize patterns that may be beyond your awareness. Through this knowledge, you will feel more aware and empowered to live a more emotionally healthy and balanced life.
  • What populations of people do you work with?
    Each of us has different populations with whom we work. But below are the age ranges. Tweens & Adolescents (13 to 18) Young adults, ages 18-25 Adults ages 25 to 99 (100+ welcome too!)
  • What types of issues do you specialize in?
    We work with teens, young adults, men and women. We work with our clients on a wide range of issues including: Addiction ADHD Adoption Anger Management Anxiety Behavioral difficulties Bi-Polar Career Counseling Child/Adolescent Codependency Coping Skills Depression Divorce related issues Eating Disorders Family conflict Gender identity Grief and loss Impulse Disorders Infant loss and infertility Life transitions (applying to college, new job, getting married, new baby, loss of loved one, divorce, etc.) Marital Issues Men’s Issues Panic Attacks Parenting Peer relationships Pregnancy, Prenatal, and Postpartum Relationship Issues School related difficulties Self-esteem Issues Self harming behaviors Sexual difficulties Sexual identity Social Anxiety Stress Management Substance use Trauma and PTSD Women’s Issues Work related Issues
  • What is the length of time of therapy treatment?
    It is common for people to want immediate relief from any kind of pain, but especially emotional pain. With the therapeutic process, it is important to remember that one gets out of the process what one puts into it. Consistent weekly or multiple times per week appointments are important, especially in the beginning, so we can form a trusting relationship upon which treatment is built. Therapy can take various lengths of time depending on what the therapeutic goals are. Our goal is to not rush anyone out of therapy and we have worked with clients anywhere from several months to many years, depending on treatment goals and your personal desire for therapeutic support in your life.
  • What treatment approach do you use?
    Attachment based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (in combination with other approaches, not solely) Eclectic Emotionally Focused Family Systems Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Relational Relaxation Techniques
  • Do you take insurance?
    Yes. We are currently in network with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional and PPO plans and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care Plans. In addition, we are willing to communicate with your insurance company to help determine your out of network benefits. We will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. It is ultimately your responsibility to know your plan and benefits. This helpful website makes it easy to help you submit to your insurance company to be reimbursed with out of network benefits.
  • What form of payment do you take?
    We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and Health Savings Account Credit Cards. We require a credit card on file for all clients.
  • What is the cost for therapy?
    Our fees are based on each clinician’s experience level and range from $125-$200 per session.
  • Do you offer a sliding scale?
    Each of us sets aside a certain amount of openings for clients who may need a sliding scale fee. Such circumstances are determined based upon financial need. A sliding scale fee is determined on a case by case basis.
  • Do you provide group therapy?
    Not yet, but we hope to soon! We would like to develop the following groups one day if enough people currently at our practice or new inquiries are interested: Guide to Adulting: Do you remember wishing you were a grown up? And now that you're here do you stop and wonder, now what? Or are you thinking "this isn't what I thought it would be?" Young adulthood (ages 18-25, roughly) is a really tough time of learning how to adjust to being an adult. It brings up a lot of anxiety, insecurities, feelings of incompetency, financial stress, job insecurity, relationship struggles, and much more. I'd love to start a group for this age group where we can sit together and have members share experiences and support each other with my assistance. "I'm going to college?!?!" Pre-college anxiety group. For years in younger grades, all anyone ever does is talk about going to college. We follow a set schedule year by year and count down till the day we graduate. We get those exciting acceptance letters or those heartbreaking rejection letters. Then we make the decision. Then we think, ok, now what?! Then the anxiety sets in. Am I ready? Will I like it? How will it be dealing with roommates? Am I ready emotionally and/or academically? Will I be able to get academic and emotional support at college? What if I don't like it? What if I do? College age can be a very exciting time but it can also be very anxiety inducing. Join this group in the Spring and Summer before you head off to college. You will find you're not alone in your worries about this next step. This group will be starting soon and go through the start of school. Call today. 201-749-1750
  • Are you willing to communicate with outside parties on my behalf?
    Yes. With signed, informed consent from you (which you can take back at your own will), we will communicate with doctors, school professionals, and other mental health professionals to coordinate treatment. Any request to testify in court or provide documents in court will incur a $5,000 retainer fee.
  • Do you provide clinical supervision?
    Yes, Denise Ardito, LCSW is certified to provide clinical supervision to other therapists and LAC's and LSW's seeking licensure. Melissa Citron, LPC is also certified to provide clinical supervision to LAC's seeking licensure.
  • Where are you located?
    We are conveniently located right off Route 17 by the Interstate Shopping Plaza at 79 North Franklin Turnpike, Suite 107, Ramsey NJ 07446. For ease of access, it is 1.4 miles from the Ramsey train station and is in walking distance to the Interstate Shopping Plaza, which has a shuttle stop at Bed Bath and Beyond for Ramapo College Students using their shuttle. Call 201-749-1750 to make an appointment today.
  • OK I’m ready to make an appointment...what do I need to do?
    Call 201-749-1750 to make an appointment today!

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