Connecticut Consultation and Psychotherapy Services
I am one of the most senior practicing psychologists in Connecticut having been licensed since December 1983. I am a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, and I am Board Certified in Telemental Health. Connecticut has been the home of my brick-and-mortar practice for over 35 years. For the past five years I have specialized in video-based psychotherapy. I utilize a state-of-the-art patient portal that combines secure HIPAA compliant messaging, video, and electronic health record (EHR) that is ONC-Certified. I have used this platform for years and have been way ahead of the curve for mental health professionals on utilizing an EHR as well as providing video based telemental health services.
I provide psychotherapy and consultation services to adolescents, and adults. I also provide supervision and treatment services for other professionals. I primarily treat anxiety, mood, stress, and interpersonal problems. As a psychologist, I will work with you to help you meet the challenges that you face. We will work together to help you to learn better coping skills, solve problems, and address issues related to how you think, feel, behave and relate to yourself and others. Rather than adopting a “one size fits all” model, my approach is designed to be flexible and responsive to your changing needs. The therapy process is active both on your part and mine. Research on effective clinical practices and my 35+ years of clinical experience will help us decide together what may be helpful to you. Within our relational context I utilize a variety of interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, emotion focused and other transdiagnostic and evidence-based approaches and treatments. Our relationship puts into motion the common factors of instilling hope, creating an expectation that change is possible, providing opportunity for corrective emotional experiences, and both encouraging and facilitating in session focus and practice of new learning. I strive to create a safe space for patients to connect emotionally to themselves and to me, fostering a secure attachment, and allowing for safety in taking steps towards meeting their unique challenges. Regardless of the presenting problems, we collaboratively assess, monitor and adjust treatment in a patient directed outcome informed manner. Together we will explore your personal strengths and find solutions that resonate with you Reach out to me, I’m here to help.
The Cost of Therapy
As a licensed psychologist in Connecticut, most major insurances are mandated to cover services provided in the office. Many but not all insurance plans cover Telemental Health Video visits. I am on some insurance panels, but I am not on all panels so please check with me and please check with your insurance plan.
In network therapy fees are determined by the specific insurance company contracts for the panels on which Dr. Shapiro is a contracted independent provider. If I am in network with your insurance company you will be responsible for your copay or coinsurance after your deductible, if you have one, is met. Please check with your insurance company about this.
Out of network fees are based on a charge of $280/hr. Whether you use in network or out of network insurance benefits I will submit the insurance for you electronically.
Please see the section on Fees & Insurance coverage in choosing whether or not to use insurance to pay for psychotherapy services.
Copayments/coinsurance and deductibles are due at the time of the session. In addition, if you have authorized a non-covered service the fees for that service are due at the time of the session. I accept credit/debit cards, HSA cards, checks or cash payment.
Setting Up A Therapy Appointment
For information on what a first appointment entails and how to set it up please see that section on the about my practice page
To reach Dr. Shapiro please fill out the information on the contact me page
Consultation to Treatment Programs, Therapeutic Day Programs, Schools, Law Firms, etc.
Fees are substantially higher than psychotherapy fees and are based on complexity and scope of work to be contracted. Contact Dr. Shapiro for more information.