Washington Square Institute
Treatment Center

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Intake Interview?

Throughout the intake interview you will have a chance to discuss what brought you into therapy at this time and your goals and expectations. Our intake professionals should be able to answer many questions that you have about different therapeutic treatments and various modalities. During this process you and the intake professional will discuss some of your history and consider how it may relate to your present problems. Together we will discuss the best treatment for you. Following your intake, the intake professional you have met with will note the problems discussed and suggest the best specialist for your specific needs. A staff conference takes place after this interview to ensure that you have the best treatment available and at this time a compatible therapist will be assigned. Most people find the intake interview to be a comfortable experience that gives them a good feeling about starting their therapy.

What is the cost of the intake interview?

The Initial Interview is a set fee of $75.
However, your fee for ongoing psychotherapy will be determined according to a sliding scale and based on income and ability to pay.

How often do I need to see my therapist?

Although once a week sessions are the minimum requirement in individual therapy, there are patients who wish to be seen more often. It is also possible that during treatment both therapist and patient decide on an increase in frequency.

How long will the treatment last?

The length of therapy is decided by both the therapist and the patient. Every person is unique and the course of treatment will depend on the extent, condition and the type of problem being treated. As a rule, we prefer to explore problems in depth for lasting results and a transformative change.  We provide both short and long term therapy. Our psychotherapists and psychoanalysts provide both psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  

Are my records confidential?

Our professional staff is HIPPA compliant, your records are confidential and will only be released when you sign a consent form with the exception of the following conditions:


Two easy ways to schedule an intake interview at our treatment center:

Call (212) 477-2600 or

Complete our simple Online appointment form

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