Services

Counseling Services

A unique individualized clinical program, exactly suited to meet your needs.

Assessments

My flexible schedule allows for you to be seen quickly (usually within 3 days) and for a report to be written swiftly (usually within 7 days).

Counseling

  • Alcohol and drug assessments and counseling
  • Individual therapy 60 minute hours. (special focus on alcohol/drug issues)
  • Video sessions available
  • Family therapy
  • Unlimited secure email contact
  • Experiential activities including mindfulness
  • Emergency availability by phone*
  • Specialized relapse prevention planning
  • Assertiveness and communication skills
  • Group therapy (trauma and neurological issues)
  • Mental health assessments
  • Treatment for depression/anxiety/mood disorders/dual diagnosis
  • Medicare
  • Out of network reimbursement available

*limited

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You are the expert on your life. I provide a unique individualized clinical program in  my White Plains and Mt. Kisco offices and online. Your goals combined with my framework are exactly suited to meet your needs. Your personalized level of care.

Assessments

My flexible schedule allows for you to be seen quickly (usually within 3 days) and for a report to be written swiftly (usually within 7 days).

Having extensive experience working with clients to overcome consequences of drug and alcohol use, and certified by the State of NY, (OASAS) and the Federal Government (SAP), I am highly qualified to conduct a thorough alcohol and drug related assessment for your job or for the court system.

My ability to sense and honestly engage with individuals who are initially reluctant to open up is one of my trademarks. By building a cooperative relationship in a brief period, I am able to accurately assess if or when treatment is indicated.

OASAS Certified DWI Assessments

What should I expect during the assessment process?

Sometimes a DWI/DUI or DWAI is based on one bad decision. It is worth noting that treatment is not routinely recommended. 

When you come in for an assessment:

Please be prepared for an hour long session. It is helpful to arrive 10-15 minutes before the initial appointment to complete some additional paperwork. Most likely a second session will complete the process.

If you will need the report within 48 hours, it can be arranged. Please be aware there is an extra charge.

Please bring the following:

  • DWI paperwork
  • BAC (blood alcohol content) breathalyzer results
  • Driver’s license
  • A form of payment.

During the assessment process I will be reviewing:

  • Your history of alcohol, drug use and treatment.
  • Your current medical state.
  • Your education and employment status and background.
  • Your mental health.
  • The status of family relationships.
  • Your leisure activities.
  • Your driving record and arrest history.
  • A few questionnaires.
  • Your strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.

 No determination is automatic. Every individual is unique.

What now?

Call to schedule. If you do not reach me directly, please leave a message.

  • Have questions about your confidentiality? Your confidentiality is extremely important to me. I will go above and beyond state and federal standards to protect your privacy.
  • Want to email, text or fax? Phone and fax are the most confidential methods of contacting me. My email and phone are encrypted up to and including the latest technology however phone and fax still provide the highest level of confidentiality available.
  • What if I cancel last minute? You will not be charged a cancellation fee if you can reschedule within the week.
  • Want to work with me for individual therapy? That is allowable if you choose to do so and if that is the proper level of care for you.
  • Is this covered by insurance? Unfortunately not, due to a loophole allowing insurance  companies not to cover it.

Substance Abuse Professional DOT Assessments

What is a SAP evaluation and when is it required?

A comprehensive assessment and clinical evaluation of an employee who works under the umbrella of the Department of Transportation in a safety sensitive position and who tested positive at work for alcohol or drugs. The assessment will also include my recommendations.

How is someone qualified to be a Substance Abuse Professional?

My qualifications include being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an internationally certified drug and alcohol counselor who is knowledgeable about and trained in DOT regulations.

Do you decide if or when I go back to work?

No. That decision is beyond my scope of practice. But on a positive note, by participating in the SAP assessment, you will be demonstrating readiness to start the return to duty process.

What to expect during the DOT Assessment Process:

When you come in for an assessment, please be prepared for an hour long session. It is helpful to arrive 10-15 minutes before the initial appointment to complete some additional paperwork. Most likely a second session will complete the process or we can meet for one 90 minute session if time is an issue.

If you will need the report within 48 hours, it can be arranged. Please be aware there is an extra charge.

Please bring the following:

  • Name and contact information for the Medical Records Officer who will receive the report.
  • Any legal documents stemming from incident
  • BAC (blood alcohol content) breathalyzer results or urine toxicology report
  • A letter from your job documenting the need for this assessment
  • a form of payment
  • NYS identification number if you have an out of state license.

  • During the assessment process the following will be reviewed:

  • Your history of alcohol, drug use and treatment
  • Your current medical state
  • Your education and employment status and background
  • Your mental health
  • The status of family relationships
  • Your leisure activities.
  • Your driving record and arrest history
  • A few questionnaires
  • Your strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.

No determination is automatic. 

What now?

Call to schedule your appointment. If you do not reach me directly, please leave a message.

  • Have questions about your confidentiality? Rest assured I follow all guidelines to protect your privacy. Your confidentiality is extremely important to me. I will go above and beyond state and federal standards to protect your privacy.
  • Want to email, text or fax? Phone and fax are the most confidential methods of contacting me. My email and phone are encrypted.
  • What if I cancel last minute? You will not be charged a cancellation fee if you can reschedule within the week.
  • Want to work with me for individual therapy? That is not allowable by law however I will be happy to refer you to a high quality clinician if you need treatment.
  • Does insurance cover this? If you have been referred by your employer, you may be eligible for partial reimbursement. Unions will sometimes partially reimburse you. Please check with your EAP (Employee Assistance Professional)