Frequently Asked Questions

What does LMHC stand for?

LMHC stands for Licensed Mental Health Counselor. To read more about this license, please click here.

How can I tell if my insurance plan will reimburse me for therapy?

I am in-network with Lyra. For all other insurance plans, to determine whether you will be reimbursed for treatment please call the number on the back of your insurance card. Ask your plan whether you have out-of-network benefits and if you do, inquire whether you will be reimbursed for psychotherapy services provided by a licensed mental health counselor. I will provide you with the necessary documentation for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

How long is each session? Is the first session longer?

Each session lasts 50 minutes. In order to save time at our first session, I will provide you with access to my intake form, informed consent form, privacy policy and practice policy in advance of the first appointment. It is important to read and complete these forms before our first session.

What types of payment do you accept?

I am able to accept cash, credit card or a check made out to Jocelyn T. Schwartz. Payment is due at the time of service.

How do I get started?

You can contact me on my secure web form, call me at 917-969-7875 or email me at [email protected] to set up a free, 15-minute phone consultation. For all messages, I will get back to you within 24-48 hours.

What if I am in crisis?

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis, call the NYC crisis hotline at 1-888-NYC-WELL or visit the NYC WELL website to obtain free, confidential mental health support via text, telephone or online chat.