Here are answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding fees, billing, and insurance.
What are your fees?
Our fees vary among therapists and the services being provided. Please contact our office for a list of fees:
Telephone: (973)770-7600, ext. 1
Please note, payment is required at the time of each session.
Will my insurance cover the cost of your services?
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 receive a 70%-80% reimbursement on fees paid. As you make payment at the time of each therapy session, you are given an insurance voucher with all the necessary information on it. You submit the voucher to your insurance provider and your provider reimburses you directly.
Please note, reimbursement rates can vary greatly. We encourage you to speak to your insurance provider prior to your first scheduled therapy session to determine 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 pre-authorization, we strongly encourage you to speak to your insurance provider prior to attending your first scheduled appointment.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).
Other Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of life difficulties do you treat?
We treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. In addition, each therapist has additional areas of expertise including the treatment of ADHD, ODD, OCD, marital problem, and other mental health conditions. You can view our therapist link on the menu bar to determine which therapist is a good fit for your needs. Please call our office for additional information. Our therapists will be happy to take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Please note that 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 his or her clients and the quality of care provided.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Our goal is to contact you within 24 hours of your initial phone call and to schedule your first appointment within 3-7 days.
How long are the therapy sessions?
The initial session is usually an 1-1.5 hours long. All subsequent sessions are 45-60 minutes long.
How often do clients come for therapy?
Most clients attend therapy once a week. However, the frequency of therapy will vary depending on the nature of your difficulties and therapy goals. You and your therapist will decide what the best frequency of sessions is for you.
How long does therapy last?
The length of therapy varies greatly depending on numerous 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 reduce the frequency of sessions and/or end therapy.
Do you have evening and/or weekend hours?
Yes, all of our therapists have evening hours, and some are also available on weekends. We always do our best to accommodate your schedule.
What if I need medication?
We do not prescribe medication. If you (or your child) need medication, we will assist you in obtaining those services from a qualified physician, psychiatrist, neurologist, or nurse practitioner.
To learn more about our services and fees, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us now.