The First Session
Arrive at 70 Sunrise Highway. We are located on the 5th Floor in suite 500. Street parking is available. Please do not park in the garage attached to the building, as this area is only for tenants and not for visitors to the building. When you arrive at Suite 500, make yourself comfortable in the waiting area. Your therapist will come and greet you at the start of your appointment time. You will be asked to complete some initial paperwork and sign consent forms. Please also have a photo ID and your insurance card available. The focus of the first session is getting to know you, discussing your current concerns, and identifying your goals for therapy. You will be asked how various aspects of your life may contribute to your current experiences. You will also have an opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary for you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment.
Life Matters Psychological Services is a group practice that collaborates with different clinicians with multiple areas of specialty and theoretical orientations. We have similar but varying ways of approaching and resolving a client's presenting concerns. Should you call to schedule an appointment and a clinician is not available, please feel free to ask for an appointment with another clinician.
We approach our work from a multidisciplinary perspective and as a team — meaning that we communicate regularly about our clients in a constructive manner, offering feedback and alternative ways of making therapeutic gains. All clinicians are supervised by Dr. Gayle.
How long your treatment will last depends on your concerns, your level of consistency and engagement in therapy, and your goals. Each client is unique with specific needs, but sessions are typically 45 minutes.
While everyone finds therapy useful for different reasons, many report feeling a sense of relief after being able to express feelings that have often been stored away for many years. Therapy provides an open, unbiased, and calm approach to dealing with many life issues. Clients develop a better awareness of themselves, their issues, and their concerns and learn effective ways of coping.
Life Matters Psychological Services serves clients of all ages and with all presenting concerns. Our clinicians have extensive experience working with children and adolescents as well as adults.
We accept most major insurances. If you do not have insurance or choose not to use your insurance, the fees are as follows:
45-Minute Individual Therapy Session - $80
80-Minute Couples' Counseling Session with Dr. Gayle and Mr. Muller - $200
45-Minutes Individual Therapy Session for Students & Recent Graduates** - $60
* Fees and copayments are due at the beginning of each session for service provided.
**Students and recent graduates must show proof of current enrollment at a college or university or have graduated within the past two years.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling (516) 439-1639. If you miss a session or cancel less than 24 hours in advance, you agree to pay the full fee for services. This policy is in place because you are reserving the time and space to receive the service. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated to allow other clients to utilize the time and space should you need to cancel.
Please call (516) 439-1639 to schedule an individual therapy or couples' counseling session.