I’ve been offering video appointments via a secure, HIPAA-compliant TeleHealth network since 2018. Many individuals and couples have found video appointments to be a useful alternative to in-office sessions, and New York State law now recognizes TeleHealth as a viable treatment option for many health conditions. Call me today at 212-875-9800 to set up a TeleHealth video appointment, or to find out whether TeleHealth might be the right choice for you.
That depends on two things: (1) Will you be physically within New York State, at the time of our video appointment? I’m only licensed in New York State, so that’s a must. (2) Is video treatment appropriate for the issue you’d like help with? That’s something you and I will discuss when we first speak by phone.
New York State law now requires private health insurers to cover TeleHealth / TeleMedicine services. However, it’s a good idea to confirm with your individual insurer about your specific plan. When you and I first speak on the phone, I can provide you with the relevant codes (they’re called “CPT codes”) to mention when you contact your insurer.
Once we set up the appointment, I’ll send you a link by email to my “virtual office.” When it’s time for your session, just click on the link, follow the prompts, and I’ll join you there.
Many couples in my practice have reported excellent results with TeleHealth video sessions for sex and relationship issues -- either as a stand-alone treatment for a sex or relationship problem, or once in a while when they can’t make it to my office.
With TeleHealth you can also log in from separate locations, if your schedules don’t permit being in the same place at the same time. This can be particularly useful for dual-career couples, long-distance couples, and people who travel a lot.
Very often, yes. Sex therapy is simply a kind of solution-focused psychotherapy that aims to quickly resolve sex problems. Modern sex therapy is strictly a talking therapy. There’s never any physical touching involved.
Sex therapy started off as a strictly behavioral therapy (“do this, then do that”). But today we modern sex therapists use a wide array of psychotherapy techniques. These can all be done via video.
My approach to therapy is the same, whether in-office or online: I favor treatment that is collaborative, results-oriented, and has clear goals. You should come away from a first appointment with a better understanding of your problems, and having learned some specific things you can put into action right away. Usually this can be accomplished just as easily via video as in-office.
My “Relationship Doctor” Podcast archive on the QDT Network has 22 short segments on common relationship problems -- and what to do about them. You might also want to look at my PRESS page for interviews I’ve done in places like the GOOP PODCAST and The Couples Therapist HQ.
For more information about my general approach to sex and relationship counseling, your best resource is probably my book, Love Worth Making. I’ve been told the book gives you a pretty good idea of what it’s like to work with me.
For more information about my approach to specific conditions such as low libido, erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation, trouble ejaculating, sexless marriage, intimacy problems, and infidelity, check out my specific services page HERE.