Do you only work with people who have eating disorders?
No. Although we do specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, we regularly work with women, teens, and young adults who struggle with depression, self harm, relationship problems, anxiety, panic attacks, and many other issues. Additionally, Bernadette Kowalchuk has specialized training in providing marital and family therapy.
Many people find that our warm, welcoming atmosphere is one that puts them at ease and facilitates healing and change. Want to find out if you’d be a good fit for our practice? Reach out to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Do you only work with females?
No. We welcome all genders. We are inclusive and LGBTQIA+ affirming.
What is the process of getting an appointment and starting therapy?
When you're ready to get started, you can send us a message or give us a call at 845-505-1119. One of our awesome staff will be in touch with you within a few days to get you started. If you have questions or want to talk to us to find out if we would be a good fit for you, , you can book a 15 minute phone consultation with Christine.
During your phone consultation, Christine will talk with you about your concerns and answer any questions you may have. If you are not sure which therapist you want to see, Christine will ask you some questions to match you with the therapist who will be the best fit for your needs and personality.
Next, you will receive an email with a link to fill out your intake paperwork online. We use a HIPAA-compliant, secure Electronic Health Records System called SimplePractice. You can create an account and fill out all of your paperwork in one easy step. There is nothing to print out or bring with you; everything is stored electronically where you can have access to it at any time.
Once you've filled out your paperwork, your therapist will call you to schedule your first appointment. You can choose to meet online, in person, or a mix of both.
At your first appointment, you and your theapist will get to know each other. She will ask you some questions and talk with you about her recommendations. Together, you will discuss frequency of appointments, types of therapeutic techniques or modalities she will use, and other recommendations for services outside of therapy such as seeing your doctor or joining a support group. If you're a parent bringing your child or teen for therapy, the therapist will also meet with you for part of the session to hear your concerns and share her recommendations.
I hate talking on the phone...is there any other way to set up an appointment?
Of course! Some people can’t stand talking on the phone or just can’t find a quiet place to talk. Don’t let this stop you! You can set up an appointment by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out our contact form here. We are happy to answer any qestions you may have via email.
What is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist?
The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals provides training, support, and certification to medical professionals, registered dietitians, and therapists who demonstrate significant contributions and excellence in the field of eating disorder treatment. Their certification process is extensive and highly selective.