You may have some questions when starting out. We are here to make the therapy process as straightforward as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Everyone can benefit from therapy, regardless of their specific mental health needs and challenges. Many people seek therapy for depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. However, there are a multitude of issues that therapy can help with. Our therapists will have conversations with you about the challenges you are facing. Your therapist will help you figure out how to self-reflect, turn inward, and think about what is important to you so you can optimize certain parts of your life. We’re here to guide you along your healing journey. 

We treat a variety of diagnoses and issues that bring people to therapy. The top three reasons people come to us are depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. At Behr Psychology we meet the needs of people who are struggling with all sorts of challenges by listening carefully to their unique circumstances, histories, and goals. We form a treatment curated to each individual’s specific needs.  

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At Behr Psychology we treat the following conditions:

  • Anxiety: Social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD, stress, panic attacks, phobias, trauma
  • Depression: low, down, unmotivated, bored, tired. Grief, abandonment, sadness, isolation
  • Executive functioning: Distraction, procrastination, task avoidance, boredom, focus, attention
  • Career or work-related unhappiness, overwhelm, and stress
  • Life transitions including moving, changing jobs, changing relationships, and pandemic-related transitions, among others
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Trauma: emotional, physical, sexual, and developmental  trauma
  • Family conflict
  • Issues surrounding religion and culture for individuals and couples
  • Premarital and marital therapy for conflicts related to finances, culture, religion, and 
  • communication, among others
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Confidence
  • Assertiveness
  • Insecure, anxious or avoidant attachment
  • Being on edge all the time, waiting for something bad to happen, and being in a constant state of fight or flight
  • Psychological testing for learning disabilities, ADHD, and test accommodations

Don’t see what you’re looking to work on? Reach out to us today and we will be happy to discuss how we can be helpful to you.  Or check out our Services page to learn more.

We offer individual and couples therapy for people seeking help for depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, and many other needs. Our clinicians are skilled in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), and Mindfulness-based practices. Most importantly all of our therapists are relatable and easy to talk to. Our therapist will make connections for you and help you better understand yourself and find relief from your distress. We also offer psychological testing, which is not therapy but could be for you if you’re looking for diagnostic answers, testing accommodations, and next steps. 

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Your first session is more formal than other sessions. If you are meeting for individual therapy your session is 45 minutes long. If you are meeting for couples therapy your session is 60 minutes long. Your therapist will gently guide you with questions to get a better sense of your life history, experiences, and goals. Our therapists make your first session (and all the rest) comfortable and safe. 

Yes, therapy is 100% confidential. The only time we break confidentiality is if you disclose that you are a danger to yourself or others.

Individual therapy appointments are typically 45 minutes. Couples therapy appointments are typically 60 minutes.

We do not require you to commit to a certain number of sessions. However, we encourage you to stay with us until it is no longer helpful. Our goal is to help you reach a place where you feel you can handle your stressors and challenges on your own. Many people stay in therapy for about a year, but it could be more or less depending on your specific needs.

At this time, we provide psychotherapy to clients 11 years and older. We provide neuropsychological evaluations, or psychological testing/assessment to clients 8 and up. 

We currently offer in person sessions at our NYC office at 352 7th Avenue.

We are only in-network with Northwell Direct Magnacare.

We are out-of-network with all insurance panels but we will work to get you significant reimbursement for the cost of your sessions. We submit claims on behalf of our patients so that you don’t have to deal with your insurance company.  

Here’s how works: Before you start therapy we will collect your insurance information, check your insurance benefits, provide you with an estimate of those benefits, and then allow you to make the most educated decision possible about your investment in therapy. 

If you decide to work with us, we will submit your insurance claims every week and give you access to the portal to check the status of the reimbursements. It is our goal to always remain transparent and to make the process of insurance reimbursements as clear as possible. 

Want us to check your insurance benefits?  Go to our Contact page and submit a photo of the front and back of your insurance card along with your date of birth. We will get back to you with more information on your coverage. 

Depending on your specific plan, your insurance company will pay you a percentage of the cost of therapy for each session after you have reached your deductible. Every insurance company is different. We are happy to verify your out-of-network insurance benefits prior to your first appointment. We also submit all of your out-of-network claims for reimbursement so you do not have to deal with your insurance company. We do the work and you wait for your reimbursement check in the mail.

Send us a message via our Contact page and attach a copy of your insurance card and provide your date of birth. We will contact your insurance company to determine your benefits and provide all the information you need to make an educated decision before starting therapy.  

We offer a range of session fees based on the clinician you see, the service provided and appointment availability.

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Psychological testing is a way to get data on how you think and what your strengths and weaknesses are. It helps our therapists and psychologists understand what areas to focus on in therapy and what interventions would be useful for you. It’s not the same as therapy. It is an opportunity to sit down with a licensed psychologist and take standardized measures to determine symptoms of cognitive or personality dysfunction or deficit. It helps you, your doctor, or your school understand your needs better. Interested in psychological testing? Reach out on our Contact page.

Your therapist may be a good fit if you feel comfortable talking to them. You will know if it feels right if your therapist makes you feel seen, heard, and listened to. There should be mutual respect between you and your therapist. If you feel a connection to your therapist, chances are that it is a good fit. We will do our best to connect you with the right therapist for you. 

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Our clinicians are licensed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

Therefore, we are able to provide services to individuals who reside in these states.

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