How long does each therapy session take?
Sessions are 45 minutes long. Occasionally it may be better to go on with a session, rather than stop or postpone work on a particular issue. When this extension is more than 10 minutes, your therapist will tell you, because sessions that are extended beyond 10 minutes will be charged on a prorated basis. Some insurances will cover extended sessions based on medical necessity criteria.
How long will I be in psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is unique to the individual and the length of treatment cannot be determined from the outset. Therapy depends on many factors in relation to the individual and to the scope of issues to be addressed. Successful psychotherapy also depends on maintaining the momentum of the work. Thus, committing to attend regularly set sessions is important. Most clients find weekly sessions the most productive. At times, your therapist may recommend bi-weekly, or twice-a-week sessions are the right pace for you. This will be discussed during your initial visit and revisited if the recommendation changes.
What is the cost?
If you are using insurance, the cost is dependent upon your policy and may include a co-payment, deductible, or co-insurance. These fees are determined by your insurance company and are due each session. Some people do not pay anything. Others have a small co-payment, while some have a large deductible. Each policy is different. It is best to contact your insurance company to verify your benefits prior to the first session.
If you are utilizing out of network benefits or private self pay, the fee schedule is as follows:
Initial Evaluation $200
Individual 45 minute session $150
Family 45 minute session $175
To help meet the needs of the community, we offer services with our provisionally licensed associate therapist at a reduced rate. Associate therapists are not able to accept most insurances and are under the supervision of Kimberly Schaffer, Luz Villagran, and Maureen Mulvanerton. Provisionally licensed therapists are licensed in New Jersey and have met all education requirements to practice under the supervision of a certified clinical supervisor.
Individual/Family 45 minute session with provisionally licensed associate therapist $50
Clinical Social Work Supervision $100 per hour
Written Reports $250 per hour
Do you offer online therapy sessions?
Yes. Online sessions are available to those who reside in New Jersey. You must be physically located in New Jersey during each session due to licensing regulations. Azat Oganesian is also licensed in New York and can see clients located in New York. Some insurance companies will cover online sessions. It is best to call your insurance and ask if your specific policy covers this service. Online sessions are conducted over a HIPAA compliant platform.