Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

What are your payment options and rates? Do you accept insurance?


Payment Options: Insurance * Out-of-Network Benefits * Out-of-Pocket: Cash, Credit/Debit Card, Check, HSA Card In-Network Plans Accepted: Aetna, BCBS. Cigna. LYRA, NJ Horizon BCBS, NY State Empire Plan, United Healthcare. Rates: Individual Initial Assessment (50-60 minutes)- $150 Individual Therapy Sessions (45 minutes)- $125 Individual Therapy Sessions (30 minutes)- $75 Couples Therapy Sessions (50-60 minutes)- $150 Intimacy Coaching Sessions (50 minutes)- $150 * Individual Therapy sessions are typically covered by insurance plans. Insurance is not accepted for Couples Therapy and Intimacy/Relationship Coaching.




Do you offer an initial consultation?


Yes! I believe that therapy and coaching work best when both parties feel they are a right fit for one another. I offer an optional free 10-minute initial telephone consultation to potential clients so that we can learn briefly about one another before scheduling the first appointment. Fill out the Ask a Question Form to schedule a time to touch base about how I may be able to help!




How frequently are appointments scheduled?


I recommend weekly appointments to start out so that we can really dive into exploration of the concerns that have brought you in for services. As you are feeling more confident and presenting concerns are decreasing we look into tappering sessions to bi-weekly with the ultimate goal of successful discontinuation from services.




How long does it take for a successful discontinuation of services?


The duration of treatment is very subjective and depends on multple factors including: type of service requesting (i.e. individual therapy, couples therapy, coaching), presenting concerns, consistency, personal history, and between session accountability (practicing what is discussed in session). Many of the clients that I have worked with for individual or couples therapy that present with moderate concerns and attend consistently begin to notice some improvement after 3-6 months.




What are your Office Hours?


Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM to 8:00PM Friday: 9:00AM to 7:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM to 3:00PM




Do you work with children or teens?


Yes! Prior to transitioning my practice away from solely children and families, I completed comprehensive training in child development, relational neuroscience, parenting, expressive arts, and Play Therapy. While I have shifted my therapeutic focus to teens/tweens, adults and couples, I do set aside space to work with a handful of children ages 3+ with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, peer difficulties, and LGBTQ+ related issues (LGBTQ+ affirming). Feel free to inquire further here. Together we can explore availabilities and whether I may be a good fit for you and your child.




What is your cancellation & no show policy?


All clients are required to have a credit card on file prior to the first appointment. - Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will lead to a cancellation fee of 50% of the full base rate of the appointment type. - No show to scheduled appointment will lead to a no show fee of 100% of the full base rate of the appointment type.




Are our sessions confidential?


Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and therapist/coach. Successful therapy and coaching require a high degree of trust. All sessions are confidential requiring signed consent (HIPAA form) in order for conversation/collaboration to occur with outside sources with the following exceptions per state law and professional ethics: 1) If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person. 2) Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children. adults, and elders. 3) If a judge were to subpoena a client's records and therapist is mandated to turn them over.




Do you offer a Sliding Scale or Reduced Rate?


I belive that all individuals should have access to quality individual, relationship, and sex therapy services regardless of income level. I offer the following Reduced Rate to individuals who qualify: Reduced Rates: Individual Initial Assessment (50-60 minutes)- $100 Individual Therapy Sessions (45 minutes)- $70 Individual Therapy Sessions (30 minutes)- $50 Couples Therapy Sessions (50-60 minutes)- $100 Intimacy Coaching Sessions (50 minutes)- $100 How Do I/We Qualify: Individuals qualify if their Gross Annual Income is Below $65,000. Couples qualify if their joint Gross Annual Income is Below $100,000. Are there any exclusions? Clients do not qualify for the Reduce Rates if using either in-network or out-of-network insurance benefits. Reduced Rates are only for client paying out-of-pocket.





Approaches to Therapy

What is Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy?


Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based approach created by psychotherapist Dr. Richard Schwartz. IFS presents a framework of the mind that understands the individual as being composed of a network, or system, of parts. These parts hold feelings (worry, anger, sadness guilt, fear, etc.) and thoughts (judgements or criticism of self or others) that impact behavior in our daily life (i.e. overworking, avoiding worrisome/triggering situations, acting out impulsively, over controlling, etc.). In IFS we refer to these parts as being an "Internal Family". At the center of this system of parts (or inner-personalities) is the Core Self (the internal "I" or "Me"). The Core Self can best be seen as our "Authentic Self" and can be described as compassionate, dedicated, respectful, clear, and playful. The goal in IFS Therapy is to help clients become aware of, and differentiate their authentic Core Self from the various inner parts (the anxious part, angy part, wounded inner child part, etc.). When one is able to make this distinction, they no longer feel directed by their parts, and can more fully make sense of their inner and external life, as well as past and current experiences. IFS is a great approach for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. Below is a great video clip about what is IFS:




What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach that believes in the interconnectedness between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In session, the therapist works with the client to identify the impacts irrational thinking patterns have on a clients emotions and behaviors. Together, therapist and client work to restructure irrational cognitions to help the client manage negative feelings before they influence behavior.




What is Mindfulness?


Mindfulness is being in the present moment without judgement or criticism. Throughout sessions we will weave in mindfulness techniques that will help you become more attuned to your inner thoughts/feelings and somatic sensations. Mindfulness also helps couples become more aware of the overall presence of one another. This mindful connection can increase attunement and intimacy with couples. Mindfulness has been found to help help with anxiety, depression, concerns with sex and intimacy, trauma, and much more.




What is the Gottman Couples Therapy


Gottman Couples Therapy is an evidence-based couples therapy approach. About Gottman Couples Therapy: Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed after more than three decades of research and clinical practice by Drs. John & Julie Gottman. Through research-based interventions and exercises, the Gottman Method helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, evidence-based therapy. Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help couples: - Increase respect, affection, and closeness - Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck - Generate greater understanding between partners - Keep conflict discussions calm Resource: The Gottman Institute




What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based approach that believes in overcoming negative thoughts and feelings through reworking our inner narrative and accepting what may be presently out of our control. New tools are learned to help process current thinking and feeling states so that you feel more in control in the present moment. Below is a great video clip describing ACT:





Privacy & Court Interaction Policies

Privacy Policy & Site Disclaimer


This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW and its website . This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following: 1) What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared. 2) What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data. 3) The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information. 4) How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information. Section I: Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We only have access to and collect information that you provide voluntarily via email or other through other direct contact from you. Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW will not sell or rent this information to anyone. The information collected by Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW and our website will be utilized so that we may provide a respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us, and thus provided us with your personally identifiable information. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization. Unless you request otherwise, we may contact you via email in the future to provide you with information related to, but not limited to, Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW and our services including any specials that may be offered, as well as, but not limited to information on mental health, parenting, coaching, and/or changes to this privacy policy. Section II: Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website: · See what data we have about you, if any. · Change/correct any data we have about you. · Have us delete any data we have about you. · Express any concern you have about our use of your data. Section III: Security
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), you will be directed to a secure site to complete the transaction. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (i.e. billing, requested therapist/coach, or practice owner) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. Section IV: Other Notable Information We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site. This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. Site Disclaimer: Our site has surveys, tests and questionnaires that you can voluntarily chose to fill out to learn more about ways Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW can possibly support you and/or your family. These surveys, tests and questionnaires are by no means meant to serve as a form of diagnosing, coaching, or psychotherapy. Participation in these surveys, tests and questionnaires are completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose any information requested before, within, or after completion of them. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email address and phone number), and demographic information (such as zip code, age). Contact information will be used to reach out to you if requested and/or to provide email updates as described in Section I. Providing us with your personal information (i.e. name, email address, phone number, etc.) does not define and/or enroll you and/or your family/family member/person you know as a client of Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW or any of the services that we provide. If interested in counseling, group, or coaching services please contact us via the telephone number listed on our website. If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (609) 401-2983




Court Interaction & Custody Evaluation Policy


Thank you for your interest in services with Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW! Before reaching out for services please review the following: - Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW is not a custody expert. Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW does not appear in court for his clients for custody, visitation, or other reasons where the client/counselor relationship may be damaged. - Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW is not a forensic investigator or an expert in child neglect or abuse. If you believe that your child may be a victim of neglect or abuse, please call 911 or take your child to the nearest emergency room. - If Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW is subpoenaed he has the right to elect not to speak with your/your child's attorney. He will do what is in his legal right to remove himself from any legal proceeding in an effort to maintain client confidentiality and rapport. - If Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW is unable to remove himself from legal proceedings, you--the client--will be responsible for expert witness fees in the amount of $1,440.00 for one-half (1/2) day (the equivalent of 4 hours) to be paid to Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW five (5) days in advance of any court appearance or deposition. Any additional time Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW spends over one-half (1/2) day would be billed at the rate of $360.00 per hour including travel time. - You--the client--will be responsible for any charges for records subpoenaed or documents requested. - Anthony Dimitrion, LCSW will provide a treatment summary free of charge if provided a request at least 7 business days in advance.





Sex Therapy, Intimacy Coaching, Couples Therapy FAQ

What is Sex Therapy?


Sex Therapy is a sex-positive approach to processing and overcoming sexual and intimacy concerns that may be having an impact on your self-esteem, confidence, social and romantic relationships, and your daily life. Together we will explore how anxiety, depression, self-esteem, family values, and past experiences may influence sex and intimacy, while helping you identify concrete skills that can be used in-between sessions. My goal as a sex therapist is to help normalize a dialogue about sexuality and intimacy by providing a judgement-free, compassionate space where you are free to be your authentic self. I strongly believe in the importance of understanding the mind-body connection in relation to the presenting concern. I incorporate mindfulness-based, relational neuroscience, cognitive behavioral, and somatic approaches to help individuals and couples feel confident and comfortable with their sexuality.




Is Intimacy Coaching covered by insurance?


Intimacy & Relationship Coaching are not covered by insurance. I offer a Sliding Scale Rate to those who qualify.




What are Intimacy & Relationship Coaching?


Intimacy & Relationship Coaching, is a sex positive, solution-focused approach to helping individuals and couples achieve satisfaction in their dating, romantic, and/or sex life. Through a combination of relationship and sexuality education, skill building, and weekly assignments I coach clients striving to increase their confidence and understanding in the realms of dating, sexuality, and intimacy.




What is the difference between Sex Therapy and Intimacy Coaching?


Great question! There are many overlaps between Sex Therapy and Intimacy Coaching- both provide sexual health education, recommendations for coping with/overcoming sexual concerns, and can be conducted with an individual or a couple. The differences lie in the words therapy and coaching. In Sex Therapy we would be processing the impact of sexuality and sexual concerns in relation to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship concerns, trauma, or other mental health issues. We would also be exploring how anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, and other mental health issues impact sexuality and sexual concerns. With Intimacy Coaching we are focusing on identifying goals, providing education and implementing specific tools to help accomplish these goals.




Do I have to be in a relationship or sexually active to receive Sex Therapy or Intimacy Coaching?


Not at all! Sexuality and its related concerns can impact us no matter our relationship status or current sexual activity. Many individuals--both single and in relationships--seek sex therapy and intimacy coach individually to help process and overcome sexuality-related concerns impacting their lives.




What is Couples Therapy?


Making the decision to come in for therapy is a big step for any couple. I provide a non-judgmental space for couples to unpack current stressors and learn new skills to improve the quality and intimacy of their relationship. I specialize in providing sex and intimacy specific couples therapy utilizing the research-based Gottman Couples Therapy Method in combination with mindfulness-based, experiential, and emotion-focused techniques to learn new ways of connecting on an intimate and emotional level.




Is Couples Therapy covered by insurance?


Due to the comprehensive, dyadic nature of Gottman Couples Therapy I do not accept insurance for couples therapy. In an effort to assist couples in affording quality relationship therapy I provide a Sliding Scale Rate to those who qualify. Feel free to reach out to inquire about the Sliding Scale Rate or visit the FAQ page to learn more.




What is the difference between Couples Therapy and Intimacy Coaching?


Couples therapy may or may not involve concerns related to sex or sexuality. Couples therapy is more intensive and dives deeper into core relationship conflicts. Couples therapy explores individual history and beliefs that contribute to relationship concerns. Intimacy coaching is focused on helping couples sexually and romantically connect and grow. It is recommended for couples who have a primarily positive relationship, and are looking for support with navigating sex, intimacy, and the romantic relationship.




Does Sex Therapy or Intimacy Coaching involve sexual activity with the therapist/coach?


Not at all! There is NO sexual activity occuring between the therapist/coach and the client(s) or in front of the therapist/coach during the session. The therapist/coach provides a supportive space for client(s) to verbally process concerns and learn strategies that they can use outside of the session for supporting their sexuality/sexual concerns.





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