Affordable Wellness Options
We strive to make help available, or refer you to the right people
We have an extremely talented and clinically experienced graduate intern named Medina Colaku who is completing her studies to become a licensed associate counselor in the winter. She has many openings this summer and is seeking clients.
Medina has experience doing both individual and group counseling for anxiety and depression, working primarily with adults.
Medina has a limited number of slots for sliding scale clients (low fees starting at $30 per session as opposed the usual $200 fee) and as of the time of this writing (May 15, 2018) has four pro-bono (no fee) slots available for individual psychotherapy.
Medina is directly supervised by Dr. Shipon. Please call him at 973-321-4380 x1 to discuss whether she would be able to work with you at a reduced fee.
CLASSES / Workshops
Our wellness coordinator, Stacy Stampone, is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and certified holistic health coach (CHHC) who can help with diet and exercise. She has small classes and groups in our new multipurpose room.
Dr. Shipon enjoys speaking to groups at the practice and does free or low-cost workshops on clinical hypnosis and other pattern interruption techniques.
Dr. Shipon and Medina are looking to start a couple of groups for people with or without insurance, and will look for ways to make it affordable. Groups will address anxiety and depression, and enhancing positive emotions.
Dr. Shipon is also collecting names for a DBT Skills Group that he would co-facilitate with Medina.
Two counselors Audra Socinski and Jennifer Holak are Asperger's experts who would like to start a social skills group. Please call for details.
Most members of the practice are out-of-network with most insurance. Some may accept a reduced fee if you have no out-of-network benefits.
If your insurance has out-of-network benefits, that means that your insurance will start paying for psychotherapy after a deductible and with a co-insurance payment. It sometimes covers groups.
Dr. Shipon is in-network with Medicare and Medicaid. Please call us with any questions.