I want every one of my clients to experience a peaceful and fulfilling life without the need for ongoing professional support. I want you to become independent, successful, and understand how to increase your own resiliency using scientifically proven techniques that correct the root cause of your issues. I have dedicated years of my training to learn and refine these skills so I can teach them to you.
Sometimes. I am currently only accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans, but many of the services I offer are not covered by insurance (i.e. neurofeedback, brain mapping, and private retreats). Psychotherapy can sometimes be covered.
My general fee is $300 per session. I also offer private retreats for $1200 per day. In-home Neurofeedback training has a special monthly membership that includes unlimited sessions.
Use the contact form on this website to set up a free phone consultation with me so I can learn about your goals, and we can determine the best way to achieve them.
Private Retreat Questions
Each day of the retreat is equal to at least 1 month of really good therapy. We are able to continuously work on your goals without stopping and starting which creates momentum and allows for deeper work with better outcomes. Many individuals and couples also find it difficult to attend weekly sessions, so the condensed format of a retreat allows for easier attendance.
All Retreats are currently offered virtually via a secure Telehealth platform. In the future, in-person retreats will be available again hosted by Dr Helfand in his spacious office suite.
The retreat fee is $1400 per day and you can schedule 1, 2, or 3 days.
Because Retreats are offered on a limited schedule there is a strict cancellation policy. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon booking. You can transfer your deposit one time in specific cases. The final payment is due 1 week before your retreat and is non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason including inclement weather and family emergencies.
The full policy is available in the “Client Informed Consent” document.
Private Retreats are generally held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am until 1pm Eastern Time. There can also be some flexibility to meet your needs.
Not at this time. Every retreat is private for an individual or couple so I can focus on your specific needs.
Neurofeedback & Brain Map Questions
I use amplitude neurofeedback training that keeps the client in control of their brain. I find this provides the best long-term results. If you are interested in other kinds of neurotherapy, I can help advise on what is available in the current marketplace.
NeuroMeditation combines Neurofeedback with ancient meditation practices to provide you with enhanced training. We can correctly identify what kind of meditation you should be practicing, and then help you monitor your brain to make sure you are doing it properly.
A Brain Map is like a multipoint inspection of your brain. It helps to identify areas that need support and areas that are functioning well.
The general fee for office visits is $300 per session. Many clients prefer home-training because of the convenience and affordability. When using in-home neurofeedback, you get unlimited sessions on your own. The first month is $1650 which includes 4 live trainings with Dr H. All additional months are $750 and include 1 live training with Dr H. Family discounts are also available.
Brain maps are $750 which includes the test in the office, analysis, and all recommendations. Follow up brain maps are 50% off within one year.
Generally one session per week is enough with in-office training. This also depends on your treatment goals and how quickly you want to achieve them. Home-training usually requires 2-3 sessions per week for optimal results.
The average number of sessions for permanent change in someone’s brain is 30. Many people experience benefits in as little as 5-10. This can vary significantly based on personal traits, number of goals, and regularity of sessions.
Most clients finish their treatment in 3-6 months, and in most cases they do not need to return for booster sessions unless a significant event has occurred (i.e. trauma, major stressor, car accident). Some clients do find that working on a few goals initially is most helpful, and then returning to work on additional goals about a year later continues to improve their performance.
Please note that all of the information above including office policies and fees are subject to change