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Common Questions

How do I know if I should seek therapy?

The decision to seek therapy is a personal one.  There are a variety of options in finding solutions to life's challenges.  Psychotherapy with a clinical social worker positions the client as expert, and as an individual in a social environment.  Therapy can be a safe place to work through your challenges, manage your emotions, reduce any problematic symptoms, strengthen communication and build other skills.


Are you accepting new clients?

I am not accepting new clients at this time.  Should this change in the future, this will be updated here on the website.


How long is a session and how often would we meet?

Sessions are typically 45 - 55 minutes in length, and typically clients come in to be seen weekly.  We can always discuss if you believe you may need to be seen with more frequency.  If requesting treatment using EMDR, our sessions may need to be up to 90 minutes in length.  Please note: major insurances do not cover extended sessions.  If this is needed, please discuss with your provider.


What is EMDR?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and was developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980's.  Since that time, numerous research studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of this intervention.  To learn more about EMDR, please visit the EMDR Institute, EMDRIA, or check out this YouTube video from EMDRIA to better understand how this works!

What forms of payment do you accept?

Payment in the form of cash, check, and all major credit cards are currently accepted.


What insurance do you take?

Chrisula is currently in network with Horizon BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Oxford, Oscar, UMR, and United Healthcare.  I am happy to verify your benefits and submit claims on your behalf if I am not in-network with your plan.  **Please note: I am not in-network with Medicaid and Medicare plans, such as NJ Family Care, UHC Community Plan, etc.

Will I need to submit receipts to my insurance company?

We typically handle checking client benefits prior to scheduling an initial appointment, submit claims electronically daily, and take care of any insurance questions or need for clarification from the third-party payor.  Clients rarely, if ever, need to submit invoices or "super bills" to their insurer.


How do I schedule an appointment?

At present, Chrisula is not accepting new clients.

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Insurance Plans Accepted: Cigna, Aetna, BCBS, UHC
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