What is Music Psychotherapy?

Music Psychotherapy is the use of music as a clinical tool for growth and change with a psychodynamic focus that includes verbal processing. Sometimes the majority of processing is verbal and we add musical elements and sometimes the music leads to verbal processing. I take my cue from you. Music is used creatively and in partnership with the client to facilitate personal insight, connection to feelings and enhanced expression.
You do not need to play an instrument or consider yourself a singer to participate and benefit from music psychotherapy.

How do we start?

We will start with an initial phone or video consultation and work together to address how to best to move forward. If I am not the right therapist for your specific concerns, I will refer you to someone who is. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the core of what makes therapy beneficial.

Are you working in person?

I work in person on Wednesdays only, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I am offering online therapy to clients in the state of NY.¬†All sessions are online via simplepractice’s HIPPA protected teletherapy platform. I currently have two openings on Wednesdays in person and on Monday evenings online.

Rates and Fees

20-minute initial interview, complementary, contact me to schedule.

50-minute private music psychotherapy session, $175 – $225.

50-minute clinical supervision session, $175

How Do You Work With Insurance?

In Network: Cigna

If you have an out-of-network insurance benefit, you may be able to be reimbursed for your therapy sessions. Upon your request, I will provide you with a superbill which you can submitting for reimbursement. I make no guarantees about the level of reimbursement you may receive. It’s your responsibility to research insurance coverage before beginning therapy.

I recommend that you consult your insurer and research the following:

  • Do I have out-of-network mental health insurance benefits?
  • Are services rendered by a licensed creative arts therapist covered?
  • Is any pre-approval required before obtaining out-of-network mental health services in order to be reimbursed?
  • If I have out-of-network insurance benefits, will I be reimbursed the full amount I paid or a portion?
  • Do I have a deductible and if so, what is it?

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