Get started.

You do not need to know your diagnosis or treatment goals to get in touch, as that is often a big part of our initial work together. All you have to know is what in your life is concerning you.

Sun Rising Hand Heart Getting Started

Get started.

You do not need to know your diagnosis or treatment goals to get in touch, as that is often a big part of our initial work together. All you have to know is what in your life is concerning or confusing to you.

Sun Rising Hand Heart Getting Started

Insurance

We simplify the process.

We understand that insurance can be a major consideration for many of our patients. That’s why we strive to make the process as straightforward as possible.

  • -    Like most private practices in New York City, Rennicke & Associates is an out-of-network provider. That means we don't accept your insurance directly.
  • -    Unlike many therapists, we ensure our invoices are easy to read and readily available. This makes your insurance reimbursement submissions simpler.
  • -    As individual plans can vary widely, we always encourage patients to contact their insurance provider directly before starting services with us.
  • -    In our experience, most of our patients receive between 50% to 80% of the cost of their sessions, after their deductible is met.

If you need some assistance, we are always here for you. We will happily provide you with typical CPT or session codes to help you determine what level of coverage will be provided to you.

Reimbursement

We will assist you along the way

  • 1    Payment.
    Pay by cash or check, or keep a MasterCard, VISA, or Discover credit or debit card on file. Payment is due at the end of each session.
  • 2    Statement.
    At the end of each month, you will receive your statement of services via e-mail. Send this form in to your insurance company, usually along with a 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form, to receive payment.
  • 3    Reimbursement
    Your insurance carrier will process your claim, just like they would for a medical claim. If they have any questions about authorization of services, please feel free to have them contact your therapist here directly.

First steps

One of the strategies we use in treatment when things feel overwhelming is to help clients break things down into smaller pieces. The decision to start therapy is no exception.

1. EXPLORE

First, take some time to look around my site to learn more about my approach to treatment and to get a sense about whether or not I would be a good fit to work with you.

2. Consult

Once some of your preliminary questions have been answered, you can schedule a date and time to meet with me in person for an intake session. Typically an intake session lasts for 45 to 60 minutes and gives us an opportunity to have a lengthier conversation together, so I can get a better sense of your concerns and you can get a better sense of what it would be like to work with me.

3. Contact

When you’re ready, contact us at
(212) 337-3565 or send us an email at info@rennickeassociates.com. You do not need to know your diagnosis or treatment goals to get in touch, as that is often a big part of our initial work together. All you have to know when you contact us is what is concerning or confusing in your life right now. We would be glad to provide a brief, initial phone consultation to address any questions that you might have.


Second step, Intake

Once some of your preliminary questions have been answered, you can schedule a date and time to meet with one one of our clinicians in person.

New to R&A
If you’re a new client, please complete the applicable intake packet and bring it to your first session. We will discuss the information and policies included in the packet in detail during our first meeting together.

Adult Intake Packet
Child and Adolescent Intake Packet

Info release
OPTIONAL: If you would like your therapist to coordinate care with another professional (e.g., your psychiatrist, primary care physician, teacher, etc.), please complete the applicable release of information form below:

Adult Consent to Release Information Form
Child or Adolescent Consent to Release Information Form


When you are ready
(212) 337-3565 or Email Us.

IF YOU PREFER

Under 18?

Special information for parents of children under 18 years old:

Timothy’s Law was enacted on January 1, 2007 and provides greater mental health parity in insurance coverage for everyone, but especially for kids. Children under 18 years of age in New York State with significant emotional or behavioral issues (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiant, Anxiety or Depressive Disorders) are eligible for the same exact coverage their insurance provides them for their medical benefits. Thus, your fee for seeing a child psychologist should be the same as it is for seeing a dermatologist or any other medical specialist, generally the amount of your co-pay.

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