What are your
availability can vary depending on the therapist. Clients are seen by
Do you accept
CMFT Therapy services
are often reimbursable by most insurance companies. We work with many
insurance companies as “out-of-network” providers, such as
Oxford and United Behavioral Health. If you’d like to use your
“out-of-network” benefits, a receipt will be provided to you,
which you will then submit to your insurance provider. Please check with
your insurance provider to confirm your eligibility for reimbursement.
Dana M. Galante, LMFT is an in-network provider
for most plans under Aetna
are your fees and how do you accept payment?
Payment is due at time of service, unless a prior payment plan is
arranged. We charge $200 per 45 minute session. CMFT accepts payment per
session in the form of cash or check. We also accept credit card payments
online via PayPal.
you have a sliding fee scale?
We have Low Cost Therapy Services
available. Therapy is provided by a supervised Marriage and Family
Therapy Intern. Supervision is provided by the Clinical Director, Dana M.
Fee for service is $60 per 45 min session.
Please inquire about our sliding fee scale and
how it may apply to your situation. With this service, we are able to
take your current financial situation into account when setting up
session fees and payment plans.
long will I be in therapy?
Services last as long as you and your provider agree they are necessary.
CMFT holds the belief that we all need a “tune up”
periodically and that life transitions are more easily handled with
support and guidance. We provide cost-effective, short-term, and
results-oriented services while becoming a resource to turn to every time
you are in need.
often are the sessions?
Sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis. As you approach the
“ending phase” of treatment and your goals are being reached,
sessions will begin to be tapered off.
do I get started?
To get started, please call Dana M. Galante,
LMFT at 917-331-0012. All initial appointments are scheduled during a
phone intake session. During this call, we will address any questions you
may have, take your pertinent information and a brief description of your
situation and schedule your first appointment.
are Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs)?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals
trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and
treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage,
couples and family systems. MFTs treat a wide range of serious clinical
problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual
psychological problems and child-parent problems.
are the qualifications of MFTs?
MFTs have graduate training (Master's or Doctoral degree) in Marriage and
Family Therapy and at least two years of clinical experience. Marriage
and Family Therapy is recognized as a "core" mental health
profession, along with Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and