Dr. Meaghan Lehmann, Ph.D.
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 020669|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $190 - $250
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My goal is to provide the most helpful therapeutic experience that best meets your needs. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in Manhattan. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and relationship issues in adults, adolescents, and children. My training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, exposure and response prevention, and mindfulness based therapy allows me to tailor treatment to your specific needs and goals. Using empirically supported techniques, I believe in creating a relationship with you that allows for developing self-awareness, more adaptive coping skills and greater insight. My warm and empathic style reflects how much I love and respect my job. I am neither silent nor overly directive and I consider your comfort and pace to be a priority.
I also specialize in social skills training, mindfulness and acceptance skills, and dialectical behavioral therapy techniques. I have advanced training in family systems, couples counseling, parent-child work, and cognitive behavioral therapy with children.
I have done extensive research on insight capacity and development. More specifically, investigating the relationship between client insight and therapeutic technique. My work includes research projects at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University and has published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease as well as in the Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Email or Call Dr. Meaghan Lehmann, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17790
More Info About My Practice
While no two treatments are exactly alike, the primary therapies I provide are the following: Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Skills, PlayTherapy, Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction Model, Twelve Step Model, Social Skills Training, Behavioral Management, Early Intervention, Parent Counseling, and Dyadic Work.
In addition to face-to-face sessions, skype sessions and phone sessions are available if you are out of the area or unable to travel. Skype and phone sessions are equal to face-to-face sessions in both length and fee.
While I do not accept health insurance, I do provide an appropriate receipt for services that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. In addition, I provide on a sliding fee scale discussed at the beginning of treatment.
What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process
I encourage all of my clients to maintain open communication with me. It is completely normal and understandable to have questions about therapy and even the therapist. You are sharing very personal details or your life and experiences, of course you are going to have concerns about what to expect or how the process will transform over time.
As the clinician, it is my responsibility to address any and all concerns you may have either by providing necessary information or by simply discussing concerns in greater detail. Asking questions or having concerns are a natural part of any relationship. My job is to support you in feeling comfortable expressing yourself and really hearing what your needs are. The more you educate me about your perspectives the more I can understand your experiences and provide more tailored approaches that will be helpful to you.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
The research continuously shows the most important part of successful therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. Trust and understanding are the building blocks of a healthy therapeutic alliance that allows for open communication, security, willingness to share, as well as willingness to allow change. Therapists begin making the relationship a priority from the first meeting by placing great importance on listening, consistent attention, eye contact, and efforts to understand the exact nature of what you may be going through. Beginning therapy can be life changing. Thus, it is important to take note of how comfortable you feel with your therapist and whether or not you feel you are being heard.
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Safran, J.D., Muran, J.C., and Proskurov, B. (2009) Alliance, negotiation, and rupture resolution, in Handbook of Evidence Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (eds R. Levy and S.J. Ablon), Humana Press, New York, pp. 201-5.
Horvath, A.O. and Symonds, B.D. (1991) Relation between working alliance and outcome in psychotherapy: a meta-anaysis, Journal of Counseling Psychology, 38 (2), 139-149.
Martin, D., Garske, J., and Davis, M. (2000) Relation of the therapeutic alliance with other outcome and other variables: a meta-analytic review. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 43
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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