Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you accept insurance?

 

Our providers are considered “out of network” providers by most insurance companies, meaning we do not participate in any major insurance plans. If your insurance plan includes out of network coverage, you may be able to seek reimbursement for a portion of the cost. When calling your insurance company, please be sure to ask specifically about your “out of network mental health benefits”. We will give you all of the paperwork that you should need in order to obtain reimbursement, but this is entirely between you and your insurance company.

 

What are the fees?

 

All fees are commensurate with the expertise and required dedication towards our specialties, including our level of commitment and education (PhD, LCSW, etc.).  As specialists, our fees are in line with the current trends in cost throughout the tri-state area, and cover the cost of phone check ins and texting support throughout the week and the weekend.  However, we do reserve a limited number of sliding scale openings to assist to those with significant financial barriers to treatment. Please contact us for more information about our fees.

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How is payment handled?

 

Payment is due at time of service and can be in the form of credit card, check, venmo, paypal or zelle. We also request that all patients have a credit card on file within our secure patient portal to secure their sessions. Once payment is made, we issue a "superbill" that you may use to initiate an out of network claim with your insurance plan. A superbill has diagnosis and procedural coding required information needed for submission. 

How many sessions? 

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is designed to be short term. CBT for insomnia typically requires around 5-8 sessions, and CBT for concussion anxiety typically requires around 7-12 sessions. There are rare times when additional sessions may be needed. This will be discussed with you when developing your individualized treatment plan in the intake session. 

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What other services do you provide? 

 

In addition to short-term treatment for insomnia and health crises, both practitioners, Dr. Tal and Ms. Bergmann also provide ongoing short- and long-term psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and life transitions. Please call the office for more information.

What Evidence-Based Practices do you provide? 

 

Evidence-based practice is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture and preferences.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (CPT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Exposure, Relaxation & Rescripting Therapy (ERRT) for nightmares

  • Interpersonal Therapy for Depression (IPT-D)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)

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Where will my sessions be held?

 

At the moment, all sessions will be held via telehealth (video or phone) using our secure portal meeting links. We are licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey, and we are also registered as out of state teletherapy providers in the state of Florida.

What is a concierge practice?

 

Concierge services in mental health involve mental health services intentionally offered on a small scale. This type of practice centers on individualized, client-centered, approaches to mental healthcare. By initiating treatment from a smaller practice, your therapist will be available to you to provide additional support and manage potential obstacles to your treatment in between sessions. 

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