It can be intimidating for families to take the first step in seeking help.  I am happy to offer a complimentary consultation by phone to help determine whether counseling may be beneficial for your child and family.
Fees:  My fee is $170 per session.  I accept cash and checks.  Credit cards are accepted as alternate payment for a small fee.  If finances are a concern please contact me to discuss reduced rate options.  
 

Insurance: I am an in-network provider for Aetna.   For other insurance plans, I will provide a receipt which you may be able to submit to your insurance carrier for out-of-network reimbursement.  In order to determine if you are eligible for out-of-network coverage, you should contact your insurance carrier with the following questions:

 

  • What are my outpatient mental health benefits?

  • Does my policy offer out-of-network benefits?

  •  What is my deductible and has it been met?

  •  How many sessions are permitted per year?

  •  Is approval required from my primary care physician?

I use a variety of techniques in my work with children and adolescents.  With young children, play therapy* is typically the most effective approach.  Older children and teens often respond best to more traditional 'talk therapy' and cognitive-behavioral therapy.  I am trained in EMDR*, SPACE* and sand tray and use these approaches with many children.  I also consult directly with parents to address behavioral needs. 
 
*Play Therapy: Play is as essential to healthy development as nutrition and safety. Play helps children be creative, learn problem-solving skills and learn self-control.  In therapy with children, play is often the best vehicle for expression of feelings and concerns.  Play therapy allows children to access their innate capacity for healing. The therapist's role in this approach is to assess and interpret the child’s play themes and utilize for behavioral and emotional growth.
*SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions): SPACE is a parent based treatment  for anxiety which focuses reducing parental accommodation and increasing supportive responses.  For more information about SPACE please visit: https://www.spacetreatment.net/
*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing): EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that may accelerate treatment and resolution of presenting issues.   EMDR is used to help people heal from trauma or adversities such as depression, anxiety, phobias, bullying, grief/loss, attachment wounds, trauma and many other complicated life issues. To learn more about EMDR please visit: https://emdria.site-ym.com/?120
 
 
 

55 Route 35 N, Suite 5, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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The contents of this website and any links are for informational purposes only; this website does not provide specific psychotherapy advice.  Nothing on this site is intended as a substitute for professional mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment.  You should always seek direct advice from a licensed mental health professional regarding mental health concerns. 

 

Katherine Neff, LCSW LLC