Lissa Kenney, LCSW

Lissa Kenney, LCSW

I have 13+ years experience working with adults, children, and families in the NYC area. I believe therapy should be a safe space for the full expression of thoughts and feelings. Whether your child is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting problems, infertility, relationship issues, or career problems, I will be invested in helping you gain relief from pain, cope with life’s stress, move forward toward your goals and create the life you want to live. My approach is eclectic, drawing from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused, Internal Family Systems, and Family Systems theories.  I am a clinical social worker so I come to psychotherapy from a bio-psycho-social perspective– where a person’s strengths and problems are influenced by various systems from the physical body to the family to the society at large.

Fees and Scheduling: My fee is $150 for a 45 minute session and $100 for a 30 minute session.  I do have a sliding scale for those who cannot pay this fee.  If this is the case, you and I will discuss and come up with an appropriate and agreeable fee prior to our first meeting.  Should your financial situation change one way or the other, we will return to this discussion and reassess the fee to make sure it is still appropriate.

I ask that you provide payment at the beginning of each session.  You can pay by check, cash, Chase Quick Pay or Venmo.  At the beginning of every new year, I tend to increase my rates by $5 or $10.  I do not accept insurance; however, many PPO providers will reimburse you for a significant percentage of my fee after you reach your deductible.  Upon request, I can provide you with receipts for your payment which you can send to your provider.  I’m happy to assist you with this process if it is an unfamiliar one.

Cancellation Policy: I have a 24 hour cancellation policy and will ask that you cancel within this time or understand that I will have to charge you for the session.

Reaching Me: I am not available to talk on the phone between sessions.  If you realize it would be helpful to touch base more frequently than once a week, we can schedule a phone session in between sessions if scheduling allows. Phone sessions are also 45 minutes in length and are the same fee.  If you are feeling overwhelmed and want to connect, please call/text/email and I will get back to you within 8 hours.  (Most often before that, but there are times when I am in session all day or otherwise unable to have clinical privacy to talk.)  If you are in crisis or having an emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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