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Individual Therapy

We often find ourselves repeating patterns that bring us happiness, however sometimes what once worked no longer does. Therapy can help you better understand how your thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships affect your functioning.

My approach to providing therapy is integrative and client-focused. This means that I individualize therapy based on the client's challenges and goals through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and mindfulness modalities. I use treatment that is evidence-based and effective. My style is collaborative, goal-directed and open.

My Approach

Relationship Difficulties

Identity Formation

Professional/Career Development

Chronic Illness

LGBTQ+ Identity Support 

Immigration and First Generation Concerns 

Depression

Life Transitions

Eating and Body Image Concerns 

Academic Challenges

Parenting/caregiver Support

Grief

Anxiety and Stress 

Executive Functioning

Areas of Experience

Group Therapy

You deserve support navigating your engagement process.

This therapy group brings together brides in a safe & confidential space to provide support, guidance & peace of mind. Topics may include marital concerns, wedding planning, family/in-law conflict, social challenges & body image.

Details:

Fall 2023 via Zoom

Thursdays, 6:30-7:45pm

12 sessions total

Requirements: 

Currently a bride-to-be

Commit to meeting weekly

Attend sessions from NY or NJ

Bride Support Group

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that brings together  individuals with a shared experience. The group is facilitated by an experienced clinician to provide structure, safety and guidance. Clients often gain a different perspective and support from this unique community. 

What is group therapy?

  • How do I schedule a consultation and what does that entail?
    The first step is to fill out the contact box here. Dr. Luckman will respond to you as soon as possible. Pending Dr. Luckman's availability, she will set up a free brief phone consultation. She may also provide you with referrals and recommendations.
  • How long and frequent are sessions?
    Individual therapy sessions are typically 45-55 minutes long with meetings that occur once per week. The frequency and length of sessions may be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • How long can I expect to be in therapy?
    Dr. Luckman tailors treatment according to the goals that she identifies with the patient. They will also work together to evaluate the treatment progress. Therefore the number of sessions vary.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Therapy is confidential in accordance with HIPPA Privacy Rules that are in place to protect the patient. There are exceptions to confidentiality in the instance that the patient or someone else is in direct danger. Please visit the following link for more information: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/hipaa/phi_protection.html
  • What insurances are accepted?
    Dr. Luckman is an in-network provider with Wellfleet (New York University’s student insurance). Patients are responsible for the payment of their copay at the time of the session. Dr. Luckman is an out-of-network provider with all other insurance plans. Many insurance plans offer reimbursement options and Dr. Luckman can assist in the process of submitting for reimbursement. It is suggested that you contact your insurance provider to inquire about your benefits prior to beginning treatment. Please reach out to Dr. Luckman to discuss fees.
  • Are sessions in-person or virtual?
    Dr. Luckman offers in-person session at her office in Manhattan and virtual sessions for clients located in New York and New Jersey.
  • Where are you located?
    For in-person sessions, the office is located at 220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Dr. Luckman also provides virtual sessions for those located in New York and New Jersey. Please see below the safety precautions Dr. Luckman is taking in her office to protect patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Luckman will show clients proof of her COVID-19 vaccine and requires her clients to submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccine. Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing. Dr. Luckman wears a facemask and maintains safe distancing. Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands. Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the office. Appointments are scheduled at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room. All patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times. Areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use. Physical contact is not permitted. Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis. Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
  • What is the No Surprise Act: Good Faith Estimate?
    The "No Surprises" Act requires health care providers to provide current and new patients who are uninsured or self-pay with a "Good Faith Estimate" (GFE) of cost for treatment. This regulation attempts to provide patients with transparency regarding their health care costs. Many factors make it difficult to provide an estimate given that the length of therapeutic services is dependent on the individual client and their goals for treatment. Ultimately it is the patient who may decide to stop treatment at any time. If the patient is uninsured or using self-pay, Dr. Luckman will provide the patient with a GFE orally and in writing. The GFE is variable based on the session fee, duration and frequency of therapy agreed upon by the patient and Dr.Luckman. The GFE is not binding or a guarantee that the patient and therapist will work together.
  • Do you have more questions about therapy? Watch Dr. Luckman answer your questions about finding a therapist in her interview with Shelley Rome on Z100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance

Find out more about your Out-of-Network benefits by contacting your insurance carrier and requesting to talk to Behavioral Health. Helpful questions to ask:
  1. I am starting outpatient individual therapy in zip code 10013, using CPT code 90834 and would like to learn what my out-of-network benefits include. 
     

  2. Is there are an out-of-network deductible for my mental health coverage? If yes, then what is the deductible, how much remains for me to pay, and what is the date that the deductible resets?
     

  3. What is the “Usual, Reasonable and Customary” or “allowable” amount for my therapist in zip code 10013, using CPT code 90834? Once my deductible is reached, how much will I be reimbursed? What is my coinsurance?
     

  4. Do I have an out-of-network out-of-pocket maximum per year? Is there a maximum number of mental health sessions covered per year? 
     

  5. How do I submit my claim for reimbursement? How will I receive my reimbursement and how long does it take? 

No Surprise Act: Good Faith Estimate

The "No Surprises" Act requires health care providers to provide current and new patients who are uninsured or self-pay with a "Good Faith Estimate" (GFE) of cost for treatment. This regulation attempts to provide patients with transparency regarding their health care costs. 

Many factors make it difficult to provide an estimate given that the length of therapeutic services is dependent on the individual client and their goals for treatment. Ultimately it is the patient who may decide to stop treatment at any time. 

 

If the patient is uninsured or using self-pay, Dr. Luckman will provide the patient with a GFE orally and in writing. The GFE is variable based on the session fee, duration and frequency of therapy agreed upon by the patient and Dr.Luckman. The GFE is not binding or a guarantee that the patient and therapist will work together. 

Self-Pay Clients

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