How long will I need to see a therapist?
Some people benefit from short-term therapy lasting a few months while others find it helpful to stay in therapy long term to continue benefiting.
It's a personal decision unique to each client.
How long is a session?
A session is 50 minutes.
How often do I have to see you?
At the beginning of therapy, it's best to meet once a week. If your schedule does not allow for this we can discuss an alternative plan that works with your schedule.
Do you prescribe medication?
We do not prescribe medication. While medication is necessary for some people, therapy is shown to be necessary for anxiety and depression either on its own or in conjunction with medication treatment. If medication is needed I can assist you in finding a psychiatrist to meet your specific needs.
Where are you located?
My office is located on Metropolitan Avenue at 71st/Continental Avenue in Forest Hills Queens NY. There are metered parking spots right in front of my office. The meter police are quick so make sure you put in enough money! There are non metered spaces in the residential side streets but please allow extra time to find them. There is a coffee shop across the street that has good coffee, Poesie Cafe. There is also a Subway Restaurant for a bite to eat. The restaurant next to my door, Taci's, is really delicious and BYOB, we highly recommend it. Aigner chocolates is diagonal from us across the street, also highly recommend! The office is a 15 minute walk from the heart of Forest Hills (LIRR train station). The door to our office is bright blue (Lindsey chose it), look for our butterfly logo!
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance. We believe that when people invest in their health and well-being they're dedicated to being an active partner in their own healing. People invest in what they value and feel is important to them. By not using insurance you're benefiting from extra security, discretion, and confidentiality. There is no need for a mental health diagnosis, extensive treatment notes, or any personal information to be shared with a third party.
However, if you have health insurance you may be eligible to get reimbursed for therapy if you have "out of network" benefits. Please contact us for a list of questions to ask your insurance company and the provider information sheet to supply your insurance company. We also highly recommend using an app called: Better. Better handles all your insurance reimbursement for you, by simply taking a photo of your insurance card and receipt we provide you, they do the rest.
"Why is your name Butterfly Effect Therapy?"
The butterfly effect comes from chaos theory. Simply put, it is the notion that a butterfly flapping its wings can influence a tornado on the other side of the world. The idea is that the tiniest change causes effects that ripple out and lead to big effects. This theory is a guiding light for the way we deliver therapy. When people can understand they need to make microscopic changes they will soon see sustainable real results of change in their mood, happiness, and relationships. A tiny shift in perspective, a new habit in your day, a thought of gratitude, a new belief, whatever that means for you no change is too small. But some changes can be too big so keep it tiny and you’ll see those ripples from the Butterfly Effect!