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ONLINE THERAPY IN NEW JERSEY

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If you think one of our therapists are right for you, contact us today and schedule your intake session!  We know that first contact can be hard, so we try to make it as easy & predictable as possible!

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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

What to Expect when you contact us

During that first call, we’ll ask you a bit about yourself, what you’re looking to gain from therapy and see if, and  how we could help you. We’ll tell you a bit about our practice, our values and our approach. If you feel like we’re a good fit, we’ll go ahead and schedule your appointment with our online therapist. If it doesn’t seem to be a good fit, we’ll make sure to provide you with contacts and referrals of a more suitable therapist.

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COST OF SERVICES & OON BENEFITS

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"PAY WHAT YOU CAN" & SLIDING SCALE OPTIONS

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We are happy to offer clients affordable therapy that works within their budget! Our graduate level interns are supervised by highly qualified supervisors here at MbD. Because of this, we are able to offer free and low cost therapy. 

Out-of-Network Option

As an out-of-network provider, we work with our clients to ensure that any potential out-of-network benefits are accessible to you. To assist in this, our client coordinator will assist you in determining your out-of-network benefits and will submit to your insurance on your behalf for potential reimbursement. 

INSURANCE

There are several reasons why we do not accept insurance for therapy and instead offer an out-of-pocket payment option. It’s important to note that we strive to tailor treatment specifically to your needs without being restricted by insurance company guidelines that limit diagnoses, treatment plans, and the number of sessions allowed per client.

Additionally, we do not want to label our clients with a diagnosis just to receive coverage. Therefore, by offering a private-pay option, we are able to prioritize your privacy and provide you with more flexibility when it comes to treatment options.

Contact Your Insurance & Ask:

  • What is my deductible?
  • Do I have OON benefits?
  • At what % will insurance reimburse me for psychotherapy services?

New Clients:
How to Start Therapy

Setting up Your Secure Patient Portal Account:

 

1. Email info@mindbydesignllc.com with your:
—First & Last Name
—Date Of Birth
—Preferred Email Address 
2. Next, our care coordinator will create a therapy portal profile for you to complete the online intake paperwork.
3. Log into your portal account with the provided email and complete the necessary intake paperwork & schedule your intake on our HIPAA compliant online calendar.
4.Contact us via call, text or email if you need any assistance, we’re here to help!

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FAQ's:
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How do I get started as a new client?

New Clients can reach out to us directly via call, text or email here:

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Or, you can complete a new client form and we’ll reach out to you within 24 hours here:

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What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that they need to cancel to avoid the 50% cancellation fee. we understand that life happens and do our best to be flexible & reschedule.

Does my insurance cover my visits?

We provide”Courtesy Billing” for clients who are using the Out-of-network insurance benefits.

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Do you offer traditional talk therapy?

of course! though we have some unconventional therapy approaches, we are rooted in evidenced based practices. Talk therapy is a major player in the therapy room! See What we Treat and Integrative Services for more information

Is Online Therapy As Effective As In-Person Therapy?

Online therapy is essentially face-to-face counseling, just conducted remotely. Studies show that teletherapy is as effective as traditional counseling. Professional organizations and state governments recognize its benefits and have set regulations for it. However, like any therapy, its success in achieving your goals isn’t guaranteed. It’s important to discuss with your therapist whether teletherapy is working for you.

Can I Change Therapists If I'm Not Happy?

Yes, you can switch therapists to another provider within the practice, or we can provide you a referral if preferred. We want to ensure that your time and effort are well spent, and that you are getting the relief you need, that’s why we work collaboratively with each other in the practice, as well as outside therapists who we know and trust.

How Do I Know If Therapy Is Helping?

You should feel like you’re making progress. Signs it’s working include:

Feeling comfortable talking to your therapist
Your therapist respects boundaries
You’re moving towards your goals
You feel listened to
You’re doing better in life
Your self-esteem is getting better

Is Online Therapy Easy to Use for Non-Tech-Savvy People?

Yes, it’s pretty simple to access sessions. You’ll need basic internet skills, such as opening and visiting the patient link sent to you via email. It’s similar to video chatting like Facetime or Zoom. We can also walk you through it on the phone the first time to ensure a strong connection

What Questions Should I Ask My New Therapist?

Feel free to ask anything. Some good questions are:

  • How often will we meet?
  • What do you specialize in?
  • What experience do you have with my issue?
  • What outcomes can I expect?
  • How will I know I’m progressing?
  • How long do you usually work with clients?
  • How will we set my treatment goals?

How Should I Prepare for My First Session?

Showing up is all that you need to do! But if you really want to get the most out of session, it could help to take some time to think about what you want from therapy. It helps to write down your goals, questions you have or things that you feel are important to share. 

What is the difference between associate therapists & fully licensed therapists?

Our Qualifications:

Our founder, Rebecca Sidoti, is a highly qualified, state-licensed therapist and supervisor with extensive training in anxiety related disorders and innovative treatment such as Ketamine Therapy. Mind by Design Counseling adheres to standards set by the our governing counseling boards.

To see each providers credentials, training and licenses, visit our “Meet the Therapists” Page to learn more.

 

  • LAC/LSW are therapists who may practice clinical work under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist.
  • LPC/LCSW are therapists who have completed the necessary clinical hours post-graduation under supervision and can practice clinical work independently.

What Geographic Areas Are Served?

Currently, we serve clients in New Jersey and are expanding to other states as telehealth laws evolve. While telehealth offers the convenience of attending sessions from anywhere, state laws require clients to be in-state during their session.

Is Virtual Counseling Suitable for Everyone?

Online therapy might not be as effective for individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts, severe trauma, significant mental health history, or those recently in intensive care. Such cases often benefit more from traditional, in-person counseling. We’ll help you decide if our online services are right for you during your intake and evaluation.

What Equipment is Needed for Online Therapy?

To join a session, log in using the credentials we provide. No downloads are needed. Our platform, compatible with both individual and group sessions, requires:
A computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet access.
We’ll help you test your setup before your first appointment to ensure a reliable connection. iOS users should use the Safari browser for mobile and tablet sessions.

What Questions Will Therapists Ask Me?

It depends on your goals. Expect questions about your thoughts, feelings, relationships, work, school, and health. They’ll ask to understand your therapy goals.

How Do You Keep Client Information Secure?

Security and Confidentiality of Sessions:
Your privacy is crucial to us. We use TherapyNotes, a HIPAA-compliant platform, ensuring secure and confidential teletherapy sessions. This platform’s security features include encrypted video connections, secure data transfers, and encrypted databases, ensuring your information is safe at all times.

What is VRT used for?

we use VRT to support Exposure Therapy, a long standing traditional therapy modality to treat phobias, anxiety and stress. we send a headset directly to your home so you can access VRT from anywhere.

VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.