About Liz Yarock
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in New York
With over 9 years of experience in the field...
I am a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 years experience in the field. I attended Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and received my Masters in Clinical Social Work. My work is enriched by advanced trainings and diverse practice. I received a post-masters certificate from NYU in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a certification in child and teen mindfulness and yoga, and maintain over 5 years of a daily transcendental meditation practice. I often integrate these practices into my work with clients as they have proven success in reducing stress and improving overall health and well-being.
My specialties include:
Let’s prioritize your well-being together.
I believe the human spirit is incredibly strong, resilient, and capable of achieving personal growth and healing with both the right support and focus. I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including those with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy that takes into consideration the many interrelated parts of the human experience (biological, emotional, cognitive, relational, cultural, and spiritual).
My specialties include:
During your first session, I will learn more about the reasons you are beginning therapy, begin to obtain a background and history from you, and start to tailor a treatment plan individually for you. I find it is helpful for clients to write down the issues they would like to discuss prior to this first session, however it's not necessary to do so.
Each session is 45 minutes in length, and clients are generally seen on a weekly basis.
This is different for every person. Some people go for a short amount of time while others prefer long-term treatment.
At this time I do not contract with any insurance companies. Services are provided on a private pay basis, and therefore, I am considered “out of network.” Most health insurance plans provide some form of coverage for outpatient psychotherapy.
Out-of-network benefits cover psychotherapy with the professional you choose. Most plans require the patient to pay a deductible, and then reimburse a certain percentage of the fee after that, typically 60% to 80% of the cost.
It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers. Even if you submit the claims yourself, you may not be reimbursed for services. I can assist you through this process once treatment has begun. I will provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company. Your insurance company will issue a check to you, which can cover a percentage of your cost.
I suggest that you call your insurance company to find out what your benefits are for out-of-network reimbursement. Please call the toll free number (usually found on the back of your insurance card) and speak with a plan representative. If you are coming to see me for individual therapy, inform the representative that you are calling about outpatient mental health services. You will tell the representative that you will be seeing Liz Yarock, LCSW and that I am considered an “out-of-network” provider.
The following are other specific questions to ask the representative:
• Do I have mental health coverage?
• Do I have out-of-network benefits?
• Do I have a deductible?
• How much of that deductible has been met?
• Is it a calendar year or is the period calculated on a different schedule?
• For example, many plans for school or college employees run on a school calendar.
• What percentage will your insurance company pay for each session?
• Is this percentage based on the actual amount that the therapist bills for their services?
• What is the maximum number of sessions allowed per year?
Note: One of the benefits of going out-of-network is that your records remain completely private, and are not subject to in-network disclosure requirements.
I accept cash, check, and Venmo.
In addition, once an appointment has been scheduled, payment is due at the time of your scheduled therapy session, unless you provide 48 hours advance notice of cancellation.
In case of emergencies, please note this is an outpatient service office. The office is not open or available on a 7-day/24 hour basis for crisis calls. In the event of an emergency, call 911, your local police, or go to your local hospital emergency room.
I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation where I can learn more about you, your reasons for seeking therapy, as well as tell you about my approach and background in therapy in order to determine if we may be a good fit working together. If you decide that you want to move forward and work together, we will schedule a mutually convenient time to meet for our first session.
I employ an integrative approach to therapy, utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness techniques to help you discover and build upon your unique strengths. I strive to stay up to date on the most current advances in therapy including furthering my expertise in Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Are you ready to start your journey of healing?
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I am happy to offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you gain a sense of who I am and my approach to therapy in order to determine if we will work well together.