Frequently Asked Questions
What are your counseling hours?
Free to Be Mindful hours are by appointment only - on weekday afternoons and Sunday mornings. The summer schedule is Monday through Thursday with limited evening hours.
How much does each session cost?
The rate of individual sessions, group counseling sessions, and parent workshops all vary. Sessions are payable at the time of service. All major debit / credit cards are accepted.
Do you take insurance?
Free to Be Mindful is an out-of-network provider. Each session must be paid at the time of service. You are then provided with a superbill (fancy word for a receipt or invoice) for each session, which you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
It is highly recommend contacting your insurance provider before scheduling your first session and asking the following questions, as all providers have different requirements:
Does my policy cover mental health or behavioral health services?
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to receive reimbursement for services?
What is the procedure for reimbursement of services with out-of-network providers?
What is my deductible? Has it been met?
Will I be reimbursed the full amount, or a percentage?
What is the time commitment for therapy?
Individual counseling sessions are 50 minutes. Group counseling sessions are 75 minutes. Initial intakes with parents (for child clients) and educational consultations with parents are both 90 minutes.
How long is the therapeutic process? That differs depending on each child and family. We begin meeting once a week. As treatment progresses and goals are accomplished, the frequency of sessions are modified.
Do you provide a free initial consultation?
Absolutely! It’s important for us both to have the opportunity to “meet” each other over the phone to see if we’re a good fit. If your child would like to "meet" before their first session, they can check out the Kids Only Page.
If after 10-minute consultation we determine it may not work out, I am always happy and willing to provide referrals which may be better suited for your needs.
To schedule a free 10-minute consultation, complete this form and let me know when would be best to call you.
Where are you located?
Free to Be Mindful, LLC is located at 730 Grand Ave. Suite 2H in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Ridgefield is located in Bergen County, 10 minutes from Hudson County, and is easily accessible from 46, 80 and 4.
Nearby towns include the following: Union City, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Fairview, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Leonia, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park, Bogota, Little Ferry, Teterboro, Hackensack, Moonachie, Hasbrouck Heights, Lodi, Fort Lee, Teaneck, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, and Tenafly.
730 Grand Avenue is a modern, quiet building with parking on both sides of the building. Suite 2H is located through the main doors, at the end of the long hallway on the left hand side. There is a comfortable lobby for parents to wait in while their child is in session.
And of course... Free to Be Mindful provides services virtually as well!