Where is your office located?
What are your hours?
How long are the sessions?
Do you take insurance?
I accept some insurance carriers but also work with those using private pay or by providing a Superbill. I work with United Health Care Plans, Cigna, Aetna, Oxford, and Oscar.
For your convenience, if you have any of the above insurances, contact me directly or click the Headway icon, and we will check your benefits for you. Otherwise, call me, and I can discuss the fee rate.
How do I set up the initial appointment?
Though you may feel it is nerve wracking for the next step, I assure you I will make it simple and walk you through it. For your convenience, you can either call (561) 962-1150 or email MDFreyLMHC@gmail.com to start the process. I will then ask you some questions, and feel free to ask me some questions to ensure we are a good fit.
I will then ask about your availability and compare that to my schedule. After that, we will schedule a tentative appointment. Next, I will email you consent forms and preliminary forms to further get to know you better. I will need to receive those forms at least one day before the first appointment to confirm the appointment time officially.
What is your cancellation policy?
With what age range do you work?
What do you do in session with clients?
What are expectations working with teens?
Do your clients receive assignments to work on between sessions?
What modalities do you practice?
What professional training and experiences do you have?
In college, I was a student athletic trainer with the collegiate athletic department, supporting different sports. After graduating with my BS in psychobiology, I worked at an eating disorder facility for six years. During that time, I worked on obtaining my graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on sports.
I have also interned at a non-profit counseling center working with general populations of all ages. After gaining my Masters, I worked at a substance abuse treatment center. Then after taking some time off to raise my family, I returned to work at the same eating disorder center, where I worked with different populations, including athletes from sports such as crew and basketball.
During that time, I started my private practice. I continued that practice but also wanted to try working at a group practice, where I became Clinical Director. I enjoy helping clients and colleagues alike. During that time, I also got trained in EMDR and am working toward certification in EMDR.
What else must a client know to make the most out of working with you?
Getting the most out of our sessions is by letting go and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with your emotions and experiences. I promise that counseling will not be more painful than what you have already put yourself through.
When you can trust me, you will gain tools and new insight to break the cycle that keeps you stuck. However, I am patient, so do not rush the process because I want the changes you make to be for a lifetime and not just for the moment.
Cats or Dogs?
Mets or Yankees?
Giants or Jets?
Giants, though embarrassed to admit the reason, here it goes. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching football. It started with a Super Bowl, Buffalo versus the Giants. Initially that season, I was cheering on Buffalo, but with the team colors being so similar somehow, I confused the two teams. I got into rooting for the Giants. From then on, win or lose I have always cheered the New York Giants.
However, since living in Florida for almost 18 years, I am now starting to also cheer for the Dolphins. Thankfully, they are in a different league from the Giants.