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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens during my free phone consult?
    The free phone consult is an opportunity for you to share your situation and your goals with me, and for me to answer any questions you may have about my services. It also allows us to see if we are a good fit for working together. If we decide to proceed, we will schedule an initial intake session where we can explore your issues in more depth and start developing a plan of action.
  • I'm not in Florida or Massachusetts. Can I still work with you?
    Unfortunately, if you are located in a state other than Florida or Massachusetts, that probably isn't going to be possible. Generally, a client must be physically located in the state where the therapist is licensed to practice. However, there are some exceptions, so don't hesitate to reach out to discuss your circumstances.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    I accept the following insurances for counseling services: Oscar Health, United Healthcare, Oxford, Cigna, Optum, and Aetna. Unfortunately, insurance doesn't cover coaching or homework help therapy, but I do offer these extra services on a self-pay basis. If you do not have one of the aforementioned insurances to cover therapy, I can provide you with an itemized statement (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. However, please keep in mind that not all insurance companies reimburse for out-of-network services, so it's best to confirm this beforehand. For counseling services, I am able to accept payment via FSA and HSA, but not for coaching or homework help.
  • Do you only treat clients with ADHD and/or executive dysfunction?
    Although executive dysfunction and ADHD are my areas of specialty, I also have extensive experience in treating anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and specific phobias) as well as depression and other mood disorders. Many clients present with symptoms of ADHD along with other co-occurring conditions.
  • How do you protect my privacy during sessions?
    I work out of a private office space and wear headphones during all meetings. Rest assured that our communication will stay confidential. However, there are some legal exceptions to confidentiality. These exceptions are as follows: if someone's life is in danger (yours or someone else's); reported emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and/or neglect of a minor or dependent adult (elderly person or someone with special needs); a court order signed by a judge; or if you sign a consent form to share information about your treatment with a specific person/entity such as a primary care doctor.
  • What is a Good Faith Estimate?
    Effective January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected non-emergency items or services. This includes costs like medical tests, prescriptions, equipment, and hospital fees. If you wish to receive a Good Faith Estimate, please request it at least three days prior to your scheduled service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400.00 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. For more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit: or call 1-800-985-3059.
  • Do you offer in-person therapy?
    I do not offer in-person therapy. Our meetings will take place via video call, similar to Zoom or FaceTime.
  • How much do sessions cost?
    The cost of sessions vary based on the service. Please refer to the Fees page for additional information.
  • Is online counseling secure and HIPPA compliant?
    The platform my practice operates on is fully HIPPA compliant and follows strict security practices to protect your account information including electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI). Some of the ways that the platform protects your data include the following: Using multiple layers of encryption to transmit account information securely. Storing your data in a Tier 1 secure hosting provider that specializes in helping healthcare organizations achieve and maintain HIPAA and HITRUST security requirements. Testing for vulnerabilities and prevent unauthorized access. VeriSign security seal and the HITRUST certification, which are the gold standards of security in the healthcare industry.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Credit and debit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) can be used to pay for therapy sessions (but NOT coaching or homework help). Due to legal and ethical requirements, full payment is due at the time of service.
  • How often will we meet?
    The frequency of our sessions will depend on your individual needs and goals. Together, we'll determine the optimal schedule for your progress. Generally speaking, sessions are more frequent at the beginning of treatment and then gradually taper off as you achieve your goals. However, everyone's case is unique and may require adjustments along the way.
  • Can you prescribe medication?
    No, I cannot prescribe medication. However, I am happy to work with your primary care physician or refer you to a psychiatrist who can assess your symptoms to determine if medication might be helpful for you.
  • What causes ADHD?
    The exact causes of ADHD are unknown, but studies have found that ADHD symptoms are related to biological features in the brain. The cause of this disorder is likely related to both genetic and environmental factors.
  • Is there a cure for ADHD?
    While there is no cure for ADHD, there are many treatments available to alleviate and manage symptoms.
  • Can executive dysfunction be cured?
    Executive dysfunction is not a condition that can be cured, but rather a symptom that can be managed. Depending on the cause of executive dysfunction, different treatment options may be available to help improve executive functioning skills and reduce the impact it has on daily life.
  • Is executive dysfunction a diagnosis?
    Executive dysfunction is not a diagnosis, but a term that describes the impairment of executive functioning skills, which are controlled by the brain’s frontal lobe and other regions.
  • Why does executive dysfunction occur?
    Executive dysfunction can occur due to various causes, such as brain injury, neurological disorders, mental health conditions, or developmental disorders. Some examples of conditions that can affect executive functions are: ADHD Autism spectrum disorder Bipolar disorder Depression Dementia Psychosis Stroke Traumatic brain injury
  • What is executive dysfunction?
    Executive dysfunction is a term that describes the difficulty or inability to perform certain cognitive skills that are essential for managing one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions. These skills are known as executive functions, and they include: Working memory, which is the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind for a short period of time. Cognitive flexibility, which is the ability to switch between different tasks, perspectives, or rules. Inhibition control, which is the ability to suppress or regulate impulses, distractions, or inappropriate behaviors. Executive functions also enable higher-level processes, such as planning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making.
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