Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBT?  

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Therapies that use a Cognitive Behavioral approach are grounded in the theory that altering the child’s thoughts and behaviors leads to an improvement in functioning. CBT involves teaching the child concrete skills, and having the child practice these skills outside of session.

 

What is Evidence-Based Treatment?  

Evidence-based treatments are therapies that have been developed through the use of research. If a type of therapy is called an Evidence Based Treatment it means that research has shown that the therapy is effective in treating the problem it was designed to address.

 

How is Payment Handled?  

Payment is due in full at the time of session in the form of cash, check or credit card. Parent and Child Psychological Services, PLLC is out-of-network with insurance. Families may be able to receive reimbursement for a portion of the cost of therapy through out of network benefits. This means we provide you with a receipt to send to your insurance company. Those with out of network benefits will receive money back directly from your carrier. The amount of compensation depends on your individual plan.

For families who are seeking trauma-focused therapy, if there is a police report on file related to the traumatic incident, funding may be available through the New York State Crime Victims Board.

 

Fees are competitive with other Manhattan psychologists, and a sliding scale is available.  Please contact Dr. Cooper for further information about fees.