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Reduced Fee Psychiatry for Uninsured New Yorkers

In my role as Executive Director of TherapySafetyNet, I’m pleased to announce the addition of reduced fee psychiatric services as an additional benefit for uninsured clients engaged in reduced fee psychotherapy with a participating TherapySafetyNet clinician.

This benefit comes by way of our collaboration with Milan Patel, MD, who has joined TherapySafetyNet as consulting psychiatrist.

Our collaboration is intended to help the vast number of uninsured New Yorkers who fall between the cracks–not eligible for social services, yet not offered employer sponsored health insurance.

Dr. Patel’s involvment adds a much needed dimension to TherapySafetyNet, and was born out of talks held over the past few months both with Dr. Patel and among TherapySafetyNet’s executive committee.

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Reduced Fee Psychiatry for Uninsured New Yorkers.

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, 10th Annual Conference

I will be attending the IARPP conference the latter part of this week. Appointments after 3:00 pm on Thursday March 1 and all day Friday March 2 have been cancelled. Anticipated sessions I plan to attend include the following:

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Termination Policy

Termination of psychotherapy is a topic covered in great detail in professional circles, but it's not uncommon for clients to be unfamiliar with how to handle the end of a therapy experience.

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Downtown Clinicians Collective

Hat tip to Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. and Alicia Webb Scott, Ph.D. for their efforts in developing the Downtown Clinicians Collective, which I've recently joined.

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Two Simple Steps to Help Promote TherapySafetyNet


Latest post from TherapySafetyNet to help make our volunteer network of socially responsible therapists known to referral sources and the uninsured New Yorkers we aim to reach:  Two Simple Steps to Help Promote TherapySafetyNet.

Introducing the New Website

Today the new TherapySafetyNet website goes live. We have developed a fresh new design with increased simplicity and usability. As before, the site includes our directory of socially responsible therapists–psychologists and social workers practicing in Manhattan and Brooklyn, each of whom is committed to our cooperative vision of providing affordable psychotherapy to uninsured New Yorkers.

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New Private Practice Website

This is one of those times where crisis became opportunity. With Apple soon to phase out support for web hosting, it was time for a fresh web site. The new site brings together the three main facets of my practice: psychotherapy, consultation, and social responsibility. Updates are ongoing for some of the content that’s getting a little long in the tooth, but for now, the new site is ready to roll at


My ambition to become a psychologist traces back to my first experience in psychotherapy as an adolescent. The psychologist I saw then not only helped me during a turbulent time in my life, but her example allowed me to imagine that I could develop the capacity to work in the kinds of ways she did, helping me to make connections among my experiences while offering guidance in an empathetic, caring manner.

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Antioch University New England Alumni Notes

Antioch University New England Notes, Winter 2012 ... "I founded a coalition of New York psychologists and social workers, Our organization operates as a free referral service to help uninsured New Yorkers afford psychotherapy in private practice settings."

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