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Womens Group Therapy available now

Womens Group
Ongoing Group Therapy for women of all ages struggling with addiction, 7.30pm Monday evenings. All are welcome, $25 per session.

Member of NYMHCA
OASAS Certified Counselor

(917) 817 2820

Amy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Couneior

Individual Psychotherapy for Adolescents, Teenagers and Adults.
Specializing in Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the mental health problems that often go along with it such as anxiety, bi-polar disorder, depression, otherwise known as co-occurring disorders.


(917) 817 2820

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Questions on therapy answered by Rivertowns Recovery

Questions often asked

Why do people seek therapy with Rivertowns Recovery?


People come into therapy with Rivertowns Recovery for many reasons. Some need to respond to unexpected changes in their lives, while others seek self-exploration  and personal growth. When your life is overwhelmed by by guilt, doubt, anxiety, despair, alcohol or substance use therapy can help. Treatment can provide support, problem-solving  skills, and enhanced coping for many issues. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to take responsibility for their actions, work towards self-change and create greater awareness in their lives.

What can I expect in a typical therapy session?

During sessions with Rivertowns Recovery you are expected to talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life at your own pace. A session usually lasts 50 minutes, but some people request more time. Weekly sessions are best. Some people who are in crisis or extreme distress need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes. Between sessions, it is beneficial to think about and process what was discussed. At times, you may be asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book, keeping a record of your mood changes or writing in a journal. For therapy to "work," you must be an active participant, both in and outside of the therapy sessions.

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?

Many potential benefits are possible from participating in psychotherapy with Rivertowns Recovery. Often it is helpful just to know that someone skilled and impartial is there to help you. Therapy can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Many people find therapy to be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and the hassles of daily life. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself and your personal goals and values.
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships.
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.
  • Find new and healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety.
  • Managing anger, depression, and other emotional pressures.
  • Improving communications skills - learn how to listen to others, and have others listen to you.
  • Getting "unstuck" from unhealthy patterns - breaking old behaviors and developing new ones.
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems.
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.

What if I don't know what my goals are for therapy?

If you aren't sure what your goals are for therapy, our first task at Rivertowns Recovery is to figure that out. It may take several sessions before a direction is identified. During the course of therapy your goals may change.  However, establishing a direction for therapy will help you get the most out of the experience. We can work on the direction and adapt our sessions as we progress. 

Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

Yes, I do participate with many insurance companies. However since insurance coverage is often confusing, you should always check with your insurance carrier for answers to the following questions : 

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • How much do you pay for an out-of-network provider?
  • Is there a limitation on how much you will pay per session?
  • Is primary care physician approval required?

Is Rivertowns Recovery therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a psychotherapist. Information is  not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of  exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken  without their permission in order to ensure their safety.