Q: What kinds of life difficulties do you treat?
A: We treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, family problems, academic underachievement, and other life difficulties. In addition, each clinician has additional areas of expertise. You can view our clinician link on the menu bar to determine which clinician is a good fit for your needs. Please call our office for additional information. Our clinicians are happy to take the time to speak with you and answer your questions.
Please note that our clinicians are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each clinician is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for his or her clients and the quality of care provided.
Q: Can I use my insurance?
A: Yes, if you have traditional indemnity insurance, or any type of out-of-network coverage, you will be eligible for insurance reimbursement. Our protocol is that you make payment at the time of each session, we provide you with an insurance voucher that you submit to your insurance company, and your insurance company reimburses you directly.
Q: How much will my insurance cover each visit?
A: While reimbursement rates vary, most of our clients receive 70%-80% of the cost of treatment. We strongly encourage you to speak to your insurance provider prior to the start of treatment to determine the exact nature of your policy, the proper procedure for submitting claims, and the expected reimbursement rate.
Q: Do I need pre-authorization to come for treatment?
A: Some insurance companies do require pre-authorization for visits. If you have any concerns regarding pre-authorization, we strongly encourage you to speak to your insurance company prior to attending your first scheduled appointment.
Q: What are your fees?
A: Our fees vary among clinicians and the services that are provided. Please call our office at 973-770-7600 (ext. 1) and we will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information regarding our fees.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).
Q: How long does it take to get an appointment?
A: Our goal is to contact you within 24 hours of your initial phone call and to schedule your first appointment within 3-7 days.
Q: How long are the therapy sessions?
A: The initial session is usually an hour and all subsequent sessions are between 45-55 minutes.
Q: How often do patients come for therapy?
A: Most patients attend therapy once a week. However, the frequency of therapy will vary depending on the nature of your difficulties and treatment goals. You and your therapist will decide what the best frequency of sessions is for you.
Q: How long does treatment last?
A: The length of treatment varies a great deal depending on many factors. Some life difficulties can be resolved in just a few sessions, while others take longer. You and your therapist will regularly discuss your progress and your readiness to graduate from treatment.
Q: Do you have evening and/or weekend hours?
A: Yes, all of our clinicians have evening hours and some are also available on the weekend. We always try our best to accommodate your schedule.
Q: What if I, or my child, needs to be evaluated for medication?
A: We do not prescribe medication. If you are in need of medication, we will assist you in obtaining those services from a qualified physician, psychiatrist, neurologist, or nurse practitioner.
Q: How do I know if I need individual counseling, group therapy or just an evaluation?
A: If you are coming in on your own accord, you and your therapist can determine which treatment service will best meet your needs. If you are being mandated for services by your school, employer, or the legal system then treatment will be determined by the nature of the mandate. Please contact us at (973)770-7600, ext. 1. We will answer whatever questions you have and determine how we can best help you.
To learn more about our services and fees, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us now.