Frequently Asked Questions
My fees depend on the length of the session and services provided. When I can and during certain hours of the day, I offer sliding scale fees for people with financial constraints. Feel free to ask about this if you are in financial distress.
What days and times are you available?
At this time sessions are by appointment only, Monday through Friday.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I am not a provider for any insurance company. Payment for therapy services are due at the beginning of each session. If you wish to obtain reimbursement by your insurance company according to your out-of-network benefit schedule, I provide a receipt for services rendered on a monthly basis. If you have questions about how your benefits work, you can contact your insurance company and ask them the following questions:
1. Do I have out of network benefits that include mental health benefits?
2. If so, what is my deductible?
3. What percentage will be reimbursed once I have met my deductible for CPT code 90834 (individual therapy for 45 minutes) or CPT code 90847 (individual therapy with a family member present)?
How often are sessions scheduled?
I offer weekly to twice weekly psychotherapy sessions. Together we can decide on the necessary frequency.
How long is each session?
Each individual session is 45 minutes in length, and couples sessions are 60 minutes. When appropriate I may provide longer or double sessions.
What if I don’t live in the NYC area and would like to work via Skype or phone?
Coaching sessions may also available via phone or Skype if you do not live in the NYC area. Feel free to contact me by phone (917.830.6828) or send a message through the website. Once we make contact, we can discuss setting up a time, and the pros and cons of working together from a distance. For sessions that are not in person, fees will be collected prior to the session and can be sent directly via Venmo.
What forms of payment are accepted?
All payments are accepted as either cash, Venmo (@SamanthaFoxTherapy) or check made out to Samantha Fox, LMFT. Payment is collected at the start of each session.
I work collaboratively with other professionals.
If at the time of treatment we decide that your reason for seeking treatment is beyond the scope of my practice, please know that it is my policy to find you the best fit, and sometimes that means referring you to another therapist.
What do I (we) do now?
Call me at 917.830.6828 to discuss options or ask questions about individual, couple, or group counseling.