Common Questions

How Do I Contact You?

Phone: (732) 591-2121
E-Mail: Denise@Denisesilverstein.com

 

Address:

242 Route 79 Suite 12
Morganville, NJ 07751


Why Do People Seek Therapy?


Seeking therapy is an individual choice and there are many reasons why people come to therapy. Some have difficult and unexpected changes in their lives while others seek self-exploration and personal growth. When coping skills are overwhelmed by guilt, doubt, anxiety or despair, therapy can help. Therapy can provide support, problem solving skills and improved coping for issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, relationship difficulties, unresolved childhood issues, grief and loss, stress management, body image issues, etc. People seeking psychotherapy are willing to take responsibility for their actions, working toward self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.

 

How can therapy help me?

Therapists can provide support, assist with problem-solving skills and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, unresolved childhood issues, grief and loss and many other areas interfering in every day functioning. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or help point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available include:

-Attaining better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
-Developing skills for improving your relationships
-Finding a resolution to the issues that led you to seek therapy
-Learning new ways to cope and manage emotions
-Improving communication and listening skills
-Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
-Discovering new ways to solve problems in your marriage and family
-Improving your self-esteem


I’ve Never Been In Therapy. What Can I Expect?


You can expect to be treated with respect throughout the time we spend together.  At the first session I will ask pertinent questions regarding how I can be most helpful.  We will focus on creating specific goals to guide the therapeutic process.  A session lasts 45-50 minutes and usually weekly sessions are best.  During the time between sessions, I may ask you to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant article or portion of a book, or keeping a record.

Do You Accept Insurance?

I am happy to complete a paid receipt you can use for your out-of-network reimbursement. Out-of-network means you can get insurance coverage even though I do not participate with insurance. Out-of-network usually has a deductible and then covers a percentage. Deductible means that you have to pay a certain amount out of pocket before the insurance company will begin to cover services. I work with many insurance companies on an out-of-network basis, so I can walk you through the process. Typically, the coverage works out just as well as if I was in network.


Questions to ask your Insurance Company:


-Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
-What is the deductible?
-What percentage do you pay after the deductible is met?
-What are the maximum number of sessions per year that are covered?
-What is the maximum life-time dollar amount?
-Is authorization required?

Is Therapy Confidential?


The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without permission, but there are exceptions.

Exceptions include:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report to appropriate authorities immediately.

If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.