Common Questions E-mail
  HOW LONG AND HOW MANY TIMES A WEEK IS A TYPICAL SESSION?

Sessions are usually 45-60 minutes. Most clients are seen once per week. However, the number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.
     
  HOW LONG WILL I BE IN COUNSELING?

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course for a short period of time. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.
     
  WHAT IF I WANT COUPLES COUNSELING BUT MY PARTNER WON'T COME?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling.
     
 
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE AND WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Yes, Dr. Spence is on several insurance panels. You can discuss her cash rate and any other billing related question via email or phone.
     
  DO I NEED TO TAKE MEDICATION?

As a Psychologist in New York Dr. Spence is not legally permitted to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a Psychiatrist or Primary Care Physician to determine whether medication is warranted.