The office at 49 West 24th is secure, and appointments will be held as usual on Monday September 19th. As emergency operations continue following the explosion that occurred Saturday evening on West 23rd Street, vehicle, subway, and pedestrian traffic is restricted along 23rd Street and nearby portions of Sixth Avenue. The E, F, 1, and 2 trains are currently bypassing the 23rd and 28th St Stations. I would suggest taking the N/R train, which is stopping as usual at 23rd Street. There are no pedestrian restrictions to 24th Street via Fifth Avenue/Broadway near Madison Square Park. Please check for updates at nycnotify.nyc.gov
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In service of convenience and simplicity, my practice's policy on fees has been updated to reflect the transition to a new recurring billing system. Clients are asked to keep a credit card or checking account on file that will be billed on the date of service. This includes all types of payments--both out-of-network fees for professional services and fees associated with in-network services, such as insurance co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles. These are due each week at the time of service, rather than on a monthly basis, and will be billed automatically via eCheck, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.
ChelseaTherapy.com is the microsite for the gay affirmative psychotherapy specialty area of my practice. In recognition of this year’s Pride, I’ll be posting additional content on specific mental health issues for gay men, including: social anxiety, coming out, relationships, overcoming shame & internalized homophobia, integration of social & sexual identities, and more. Select the Follow dialog at lower right to subscribe for updates throughout June.
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 drgeoffreysteinberg.com.
I run my practice in as independent and private a manner as possible by choosing not to be contracted with insurance companies that are likely to impose excessive bureaucratic requirements. Even on an out-of-network basis, some insurance companies may request additional information about your treatment in the form of utilization reviews or requests for additional information about you. My default response is to refuse such requests for the dual purpose of protecting your privacy and maintaining the autonomy of my practice.