How are appointments conducted? What is the structure?

Appointments are conducted via telehealth and may be either done by confidential, HIPAA-compliant phone or videoconference.  

The structure of our work will be determined based on what works best for you and your unique problems.  I offer a complimentary 15 minute initial consultation.  During that time, we can discuss your your questions or concerns and collaboratively decide how to proceed. Some circumstances may benefit from one full-length, 45 minute appointment, while others may warrant regular meetings or a longer time-frame. A potential component of the consultation may include review of assessments, health records, or other relevant documents.

How are parenting and professional groups formed?

Individuals who spend a significant amount of time taking care of others, either personally or professionally, (e.g., parents, nurses, teachers, aides), often benefit from having a space where they can periodically meet to process their thoughts and feelings about their work, share ideas, and learn skills to help them in challenging situations. Groups such as these can help people feel more competent in their roles, make the more successful managing tricky interactions with others, and can reduce burnout. You can form your group for your employees, colleagues, or peers, or I can put one together with like-minded individuals. Groups are typically one hour in duration and run for a predetermined number sessions.

What are your fees?  

Fees are dependent on type and duration of service.  A complimentary 15 minute initial consultation is available for all services.  Individual consultations are $150 per 45 minute session.  Group rates vary based on participation and are based on $200 per hour session.  Rates for other services including professional consultation, supervision, and record review vary based on the scope of service . All major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) are accepted. Some people may have the option to pay for services with their Health Savings Account.  Payment is made electronically and is due at time of service.  

What geographical areas do you serve?

Conducting appointments through telehealth allows for geographical flexibility.  I am a licensed provider in New York State, which means that I am authorized to provide clinical individuals anywhere in New York.  Professional consultation is not restricted by location. If you have questions about this, please email me at or call (516)670-5628.

How do I find out if you can help me?

Feel free to email me at jcahalan@drjacquelinecahalan or via phone at (516)670-5628 so that we can discuss how I can be helpful to you.  Please make sure you leave your name and contact info and I will respond as soon as I am able.

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