• FAQs

    What life difficulties do you treat?

    We treat anxiety, depression, ADHD, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, and other life difficulties. Each therapist has different areas of expertise. You can learn about our therapists by clicking the therapist link on the menu bar. This will help you determine which of our therapists best matches your needs. You can also call our office for additional information. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

    Our therapists are independent contractors and not employees of Strength for Change, LLC. Each therapist is independently licensed and insured and takes sole responsibility for their clients and the quality of care they provide.

    What age groups do you work with?

    Children age 5-10

    Adolescents age 10-17

    Adults age 18-75

    Will my insurance cover the cost of treatment?

    YES – If you have out-of-network coverage, your insurance company will most likely reimburse you a percentage of the cost of services. Most of our clients are reimbursed 70%-80% of their out-of-pocket costs. As you pay at the time of each therapy session, you are given an insurance voucher with all the necessary information. You submit the voucher to your insurance provider, who reimburses you directly.

    Reimbursement rates can vary greatly. We encourage you to speak with your insurance provider before your first scheduled therapy session to figure out the exact nature of your policy, the proper procedure for submitting claims, and the expected reimbursement rate.

    NO – If you only have in-network coverage, your insurance company will NOT reimburse you for the cost of therapy. We are not members of any in-network insurance panels.

    Do I need pre-authorization for your services?

    Some insurance companies do require pre-authorization for mental health services. If you have any concerns regarding your pre-authorization, we encourage you to speak to your insurance provider before you attend your first scheduled appointment.

    What are your fees?

    Our fees vary among therapists 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.

    What forms of payment do you accept?

    We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).

    How long does it take to get an appointment?

    We aim to contact you within 24 hours of your first phone call and schedule your first appointment within 3-7 days.

    How long are the therapy sessions?

    The initial session is usually an hour; subsequent sessions are 45-60 minutes long.

    How often do patients come for therapy?

    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 the best session frequency for you.

    How long does treatment last?

    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.

    Do you have evening and weekend hours?

    Yes, all our therapists have evening hours, and some are available on the weekend. We always try our best to accommodate your schedule.

    What if I, or my child, needs to be evaluated for medication?

    We do not prescribe medication. If you need medication, we will help you get those services from a qualified physician, psychiatrist, neurologist, or nurse practitioner.

    How do I know if I need individual counseling or just an evaluation?

    If you come in for treatment on your own accord, you and your therapist can determine which treatment services 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.