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Individual Therapy + Coaching

Through 1-on-1 sessions, Dr. Chloe's office can help you navigate through life's storms to produce higher quality and more impactful work. We will help you get past all the noise and clutter to achieve your life's highest priorities.

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Private Sessions

Dr. Chloe and her team of associate therapists work with high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment.

Dr. Chloe encourages you to see her associate therapists, who offer hours throughout the week from early morning to evenings, plus on Sundays. Dr. Chloe is largely on sabbatical from accepting new clients for private appointments at this time; but she does make herself available on a very limited case-by-case basis.

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THE CARMICHAEL DIFFERENCE

Carmichael Psychology understands that you don't have time to play phone tag with a therapy office just to get basic information about fees and scheduling or ask a few extra questions. We have a dedicated full time receptionist to answer your calls or emails. Our receptionist, Dorothy, takes pride in learning your name and answering questions you may have seven days per week with hours ranging from 9:00am-5:00pm EDT. We also have full time biller who will file your insurance claims.

Specialties

Stress Management

Everyone has stress in their lives. Stress is a normal part of living, especially in New York City, but at certain times in your life, stress can take a toll on your health, well being and your general success. Dr. Chloe and her associate therapists are experts at stress management. They will help you sort through issues and find the best ways to move forward.

Coaching

Coaching provides support and organization, making work feel more enjoyable and resulting in greater fulfillment and increased success. Coaching can be successful for professionals, students, and artists- though of course the process and goals are different for each group!

Breakups

Working through a breakup involves getting through the immediate sadness and disappointment, as well as developing an understanding of any relationship patterns that might have contributed to the breakup.  Dr. Chloe’s practice will help you to work through the breakup in a way that prepares you to move forward in dating so that you can find a relationship that will last.

Anxiety Tools Course

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a proven way to beat anxiety. But if time and therapy cost is an issue, there’s now a convenient way to learn CBT-based techniques that lower anxiety: Enter Anxiety Tools, a quick self-paced online course created by licensed psychologist Chloe Carmichael, Ph.D. In it, she shows you how to use nine powerful anxiety techniques to dispel your anxious energy, no matter the situation.

FAQs

  • Sustainable
    As therapists, counsellors, and coaches, we have a commitment to care for others-- including those who struggle to care for themselves. A successful private practice is both willing and able to honor this commitment. Each private practice honors this commitment differently, but common ways include: Offering low-fee or pro-bono services to at least a segment of clients; and/or Using your extra funds from a full roster of self-pay clients to facilitate charitable cash donations to worthy causes; and/or Volunteering your time in other ways to help the community around you as well as the global community more broadly. A sustainable practice also includes creating a sense of community for yourself as a therapist or counsellor. Private practice can be isolating. A therapist or counsellor without community is more vulnerable to burnout, and less able to provide the best care to their clients. There are many ways to find community, of course. In Dr. Chloe's programs for clinicians, we offer community through our private Facebook group, our monthly group support call for therapists, counsellors and coaches, and our private listserv where members have an open format to discuss things like their overall practice health, specific client challenges, or just connect and enjoy a sense of community with a diverse professional community. PROFITS IN ACTION Having a successful and sustainable practice empowers you to provide low-fee or pro bono services within your community as part of your commitment to helping underserved populations. You can feel empowered to have a profitable practice knowing that it only increases your resources to help others. Kiva is one of our favorite places to donate, where we fund micro-loans to female entrepreneurs in developing economies around the globe.
  • Did you know online therapy is now being reimbursed by insurance?
    Many busy people prefer to have their therapy sessions by video, whether it’s because they’re a little far from our Grand Central office or even just because they enjoy being at their own home. If you prefer to have your therapy sessions from the comfort of home by video, we can usually still get you the same insurance coverage as if you were at our office! Many clients prefer to stay at home or at their desk because they wish to skip the commute, they’re having a busy day, feeling under the weather, or for a variety of other reasons that can make video therapy sessions preferable. We are here to help, whether you wish to be seen at our office or by video!
  • Why should I choose Carmichael Psychology?
    – You’re seeking true expertise: Dr. Chloe’s gold standard academic and professional credentials reflect specialized knowledge and expertise that help discriminating clients to build trust and feel at ease. Dr. Chloe and her team’s energetic, compassionate, goal-oriented approach make Carmichael Psychology a great fit for clients who want an intelligent, professional approach to facilitate high quality results. Many clients feel their time is their most precious resource; this prompts them to seek top notch advice or support from established experts like Dr. Chloe or professionals working under her direction. – You’re busy: Carmichael Psychology understands that you don’t have time to play phone tag with a therapy office just to get basic information about fees and scheduling or ask a few extra questions. We have a dedicated full time receptionists(Dorothy) who answer your calls or emails seven days per week with hours ranging from 6:30am-9:00pm EDT. Our receptionists get performance bonuses and recognize that their work is essential to ensuring that the “admin” of a therapy or coaching visit doesn’t become a stress to you. We offer online booking as well as phone or email assistance from truly amazing receptionists who will actually learn your name and be glad when you call. – You like service: Carmichael Psychology provides a concierge-like services to check your insurance benefits, file your claims, and liaise directly with your insurance company whenever possible so that you’re not stuck dealing with paperwork. Many clients pay privately, but many clients also like to ensure they make good use of their out-of-network insurance benefits. We manage this process as much as possible, and we offer cloud-based payments so that you can focus on what matters: de-stressing, building relationships, meeting goals, feeling your best, or whatever your therapy and coaching goals are!
  • What should I expect?
    The decision to see a therapist or coach is a very personal one. People realize that therapy or coaching can involve looking closely at yourself, your situation and the people around you. For some people, this can be very difficult at first, but the rewards are immeasurable. Having an expert psychologist to work with you in this process is an invaluable asset. This work helps people to enhance and maintain their physical and mental health, and promote honesty, intimacy and fulfillment in their lives. It is important to understand that counseling and coaching differ from friendship. As a highly trained clinical psychologist, I work to guide you to find insight and solutions to problems that are keeping you from reaching your full potential. During a session you and I together will do the hard work that will lead you to the answers that are already inside of you. My clinical training enables me to challenge and support you in ways that your friends cannot. Often just telling someone who is not otherwise involved in your life about your goals and the pain or challenges you have can be very liberating, especially in the context of a supportive and therapeutic relationship. Everything you say in our sessions will be kept confidential. The only exceptions are when there is a danger that you may harm yourself or someone else, or in active cases of abuse. If you are involved in the abuse of someone in your care or if you are being abused, I am obligated by law to disclose that information to the appropriate authorities. However, those types of situations are rare. Most people find it a great relief to have a safe space where they are able to share whatever they like without being judged and rest assured that it will remain confidential.
  • What is the cost of therapy?
    Your out-of-pocket cost will depend on your insurance coverage. If you are without insurance or if your insurance is limited, we will make every effort to work with you to find a payment plan. The easiest way to get started and find out about cost is to send your insurance information HERE or call 212.729.3922.
  • Are there issues you don't treat?
    Yes. We specialize in anxiety, relationships, self esteem, personal and professional goal attainment, mild depression, and non-physical anger management– and we get very good results with the areas above because we limit our focus to these specific areas of expertise. We don’t treat current or historical bipolar, schizophrenia, substance abuse, or depression and anger issues that involve current or historical thoughts or behavior of physical harm to self or others. We also don’t treat eating disorders that have become a medical concern, such as being dangerously underweight or loss of menstrual cycle. We are very helpful with emotional eating and sticking to a healthy diet, but we refer out cases where the eating disorder has become physically dangerous. We limit our focus only to areas where we have skills and expertise to work with a great deal of confidence; and we refer everything else out to experts in other areas. If you need help with an area listed above that we don’t treat, please know your treatment is important, and you absolutely deserve to work with a therapist who specializes in that issue; not a therapist who is just “open” to treating people with your issue. If you’re searching for a therapist, interview potential therapists and ask them to tell you about their education and experience with your issue so you can feel comfortable that you are in therapy with someone who has the background to offer you the best!
  • What if I have more questions?
    Then we’d love to answer them! Please call 212.729.3922 or email Reception@DrChloe.com. You can also see below for more information and contact details for Carmichael Psychology. We Are Here to Help! Business hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 7AM-8PM Wednesday 7AM-6PM Thursday 7AM-7PM Friday 7AM-4PM Saturday & Sunday - Our receptionist will get back to you within the day or the following day.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Yes, as a recognized out-of-network provider. We will check your benefits, file your claims, have the insurance company send the funds directly to us so that you are never stuck waiting for reimbursements. Click here to look up your benefits so we can provide you with information regarding your out of network coverage. To look up your benefits, please submit your insurance details HERE or call 212.729.3922 and verbally give your insurance details to the receptionist. Please note that we are not an ‘in-network provider’ even though we do take insurance and work with companies such as Aetna, Cigna, United, Blue Cross, GHI, and others. We check your benefits, file your claims, and collect reimbursements on your behalf. Because we are not in-network providers, we are able to offer our therapists higher salaries, which we feel enables us to be more selective in hiring. We are also able to maintain a greater level of confidentiality with your medical records. In-network providers are required to share more information with your insurance company; we are free to keep your notes completely private.
  • What is your approach to therapy at Carmichael Psychology?
    We tailor the approach to each client’s needs. Generally speaking, there are two main approaches to therapy: The first is Cognitive-Behavioral, which involves very structured and targeted interventions to change specific things like thought patterns or problematic behaviors. The second is Psychodynamic, which involves a more open-ended and exploratory approach. For many clients, a balance of both approaches works best: For example a person with relationship issues might need to look into their history in an exploratory way to see how the problem developed in the past, and then use that insight to choose the best CBT intervention to deliberately reshape the patterns that are causing stress in the current situation. Sound confusing? Don’t worry, we will explain it again if you want, using your particular case to illustrate what type of approach we feel is the best approach for you!
  • How do I know which therapist to see?
    If you would like help choosing the best therapist for your needs, schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Chloe and she will pair you with the right therapist after learning more about your particular situation. You are also welcome to browse the Associates’ profiles and schedule a FREE 15-minute phone call with one that you think would be a good fit for you. Call 212.729.3922 or BOOK NOW to get started.
  • What are your office hours?
    Reception availability: Mondays to Fridays - 7AM to 3PM Saturday & Sunday - Our receptionist will get back to you within the day or the following day. Therapist Availability: Amanda Pelcher Monday to Friday - 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM Grayson Stadler (Leave) Monday - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday - 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM; 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Thursday - 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • How often would I come to therapy? How long would therapy last?
    That depends on your reason for coming to therapy. We want you to come as often, or as rarely, as is best for your situation. Some clients come every week, and others come less frequently. Very occasionally, some clients come twice in a week if they have had a particular issue such as a break-up or some other reason they need extra support that week. Similarly, some clients need only short-term therapy because their issue requires only a few new skills that are easy to learn and implement. In other situations, a client might need more sessions to explore how their personal history led to the patterns they want to change. Learning new skills and gaining insights are processes that can happen quickly or more slowly, depending on the situation. Some clients want to move as quickly as possible and need only 3-6 sessions, while others need slightly more, and some clients feel that ongoing appointments help them to maintain gains or identify new areas for growth. We don’t want to rush the therapeutic process, but we also don’t want to keep you in therapy for longer than you need or want. If you would like more information about your particular situation, please feel free to ask Dr. Chloe or your associate therapist how long your therapy is expected to take. You will be able to get a more precise answer once Dr. Chloe or your therapist understands your personal history and reasons for seeking therapy.
  • When are your therapists available?
    We have therapists available from Monday-Friday plus Sundays since we understand that many busy people need a therapist on the weekends in Manhattan. We have appointments available throughout the day starting at 7 am and ending at 9 pm Monday-Friday plus 10-6 on Sundays. You can BOOK NOW to find the time that works best for you!
  • What is your phone number?
    212.729.3922

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