This is a very difficult time for everyone. Especially those with preexisting anxiety or trauma. Even those without a history of anxiety, depression, or trauma can start experiencing the effects of the current health crisis because of all the unknowns. How long will this last? When will my life get back to normal? Will we ever get back to normal? Will I have a job? How will I pay my bills? And on and on and on. Being at home with family can be difficult for those with an unhealthy relationship with their spouse or kids. Lots of together time with no break.
With that being said, therapy is crucial as ever. If you don’t have a therapist, you should consider one. If you have a therapist, it is essential to continue the continuity of your work. That you give yourselves the “gift” of a time out to talk to someone empathetic, objective, and caring. Getting or keeping your therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance. Getting support and seeing you on a screen is the next best thing to being there.
Social isolation is also a risk factor for mental health and physical well-being.
(Brody, J, “The Surprising Effects of Loneliness on Health,” New York Times, Dec. 11, 2017).
Your first video sessions might feel awkward but after a few minutes, your will become familiar and comfortable with your therapist in this new setting. Even better if you can find a safe place to sit and talk, outside or in their car or the bedroom, you will feel the connection. You can go deep, you can continue to discuss topics that are important and you can discuss ways to cope.
You might feel a little resistant at first because this is new and you may be used to seeing your therapist in person. This is a small form of change and yes, it might feel uncomfortable at first. In part because it’s an unknown.
After having a successful session, some are saying that it was as good and productive as a face-to-face session. Mostly the contact they needed was there.
Once they complete a teletherapy session, you can feel that you’ve pushed them out of your comfort zone and it worked out just fine. It can be strength-building.
The bottom line is that you can continue your work and get help despite the world around them that is going crazy!!
Appointments are by appointment only. we can not handle walk-ins. Please call, text, email, or fill out an appointment form and someone will reply back to you. Our professional agents will do their best to match you to a therapist based on your situation and needs.
Price varies based on if you have insurance or the type of therapy you are seeking. Please call, text, email, or fill out a request form, and someone will reply. Our professional office staff will do their best to match you to a therapist based on your situation and needs.
Please call, text, email or fill out a booking to schedule a time that works best. Our professional office manager will do her best to match you to a therapist based on your situation and needs.
We participate with most major insurance companies. Not all therapists participate with all insurance companies *1199 National Benefit Fund *Aetna Healthcare *Allied Benefit Systems, Inc. *Assurant Health Self-Funded *Blue Cross/Blue Shield - (Some Plans / Contact Your Provider) *CIGNA *CoreSource *Healthfirst - New York *Humana *Medicaid New York *Medicare New York (Downstate) *Meritain Health *Student Resources (UnitedHealthcare) *UMR (formerly UMR Wausau) *UnitedHealthcare (UHC) *UnitedHealthcare / Oxford *VA Community Care Network Region 1 *Value Options (Beacon Health Options) - Out Of Network Only
An insurance deductible is "The amount you pay for covered health care services before your insurance plan starts to pay". With a $2,000 deductible, for example, you pay the first $2,000 of covered services yourself before the insurance company will start to reimburse the health care provider. Once a deductible is met, the amount you have to pay for a copay/co-insurance is set by your insurance company. You will need to contact them for the exact amount.
VERIFICATION OF INSURANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE PAYMENT FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY Pay portions are estimates based on the information provided to Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW by the patient and his or her insurance carrier. The patient/guarantor must understand that having an insurance benefit does not guarantee payment. Exact benefits are determined when claims are received by your insurance company. There is no guarantee on our part that claims will be paid. If a claim is denied, the client will be immediately billed for the outstanding amount while the denial is investigated. The insurance carrier makes the final decision as to whether payment will be made after it receives and reviews the claim. Some insurance companies use third-party processors for handling their mental health claims. This may be unknown to us at the time we verify your insurance and the information we receive can be inaccurate. We strongly recommend you check with your insurance provider for further explanation of your coverage. When a client is treated at Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW (TCG), as a courtesy, TCG’s staff contacts the patient’s third-party payor to check insurance eligibility and pre-certification for insurance payment. We do our best to get accurate information but verification doesn't guarantee payment or accuracy. We advise you to call and check with your insurance for your exact plan benefits. Every insurance policy is different. It is recommended that you contact your provider about copayment, deductible and out-of-pocket expenses, and pre-certification requirements. Also, as a courtesy, Transformations Counseling Group. LCSW will bill the client’s insurance carrier for services. The patient/guarantor is responsible for all outstanding balances should the insurance company fail to pay all or any part of the charges. The client’s Financial Counselor must be informed of all insurance coverage prior to the first visit. Any non-payment as a result of the patient’s/guardian’s failure to provide insurance information prior to the first visit is also the patient’s/guarantor's financial responsibility. It is the patient’s/guarantor’s responsibility to ensure that all insurance premiums, dues, and COBRA payments are current throughout the patient’s treatment at Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW PLLC Any costs incurred by the patient/guarantor due to a change in the patient’s insurance policy are the sole responsibility of the patient/guarantor. The patient’s insurance coverage is a contract between the client and an insurance carrier – not between Transformations Counseling Group, LCSW, and the insurance carrier. As such, the patient should be aware that insurance policies often change. It is the client’s sole responsibility to know his or her coverage. Any costs incurred by the patient/guarantor due to a change in the patient’s insurance policy are the sole responsibility of the patient/guarantor.
Please call, text or email us for out of pocket rates. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone or Text 631-257-5900
We are seeing client both in-office and via teletherapy.