What are your hours?
CMFT is open Monday - Friday. Appointment availability can vary depending on the therapist. Clients are seen by appointment only. Email us or set up a free phone consultation to determine if our schedule will fit yours.
Do you accept insurance?
CMFT Therapy services are often reimbursable by most insurance companies. We work with many insurance companies as “out-of-network” providers, such as Oxford, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Behavioral Health. If you’d like to use your “out-of-network” benefits, a receipt will be provided to you, which you will then submit to your insurance provider. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm your eligibility for reimbursement. Dana M. Galante, LMFT is an in-network provider for most plans under Aetna Health Insurance.
What are your fees and how do you accept payment?
Payment is due at time of service, unless a prior payment plan is arranged. CMFT accepts payment per session in the form of cash, check or credit card.
Fees are based on either your health insurance’s contracted rate or the Therapist's level. There are four levels of therapists at CMFT: Senior Licensed Therapist, Licensed Therapist, Associate Therapist, and Intern Therapist. For a 45min session, the fee range is $60-$250. The cost is the same amount for couples, family and individual therapy sessions.
Our Affordable Therapy program is led by the Masters Degree Level Intern Therapist. Fees average $60 per 45min and are based on financial need and sliding fee scale.
Do you have a sliding fee scale?
We have low cost counseling services available via our Affordable Therapy program. Therapy is provided by a supervised Mental Health Practitioner, Masters Degree Level Intern. Supervision is provided by the Clinical Director, Dana M. Galante, LMFT. The fee for service is $60 per 45 min session and adjusted based on financial need.
Please inquire about our sliding fee scale and how it may apply to your situation. With this service, we are able to take your current financial situation into account when setting up session fees and payment plans.
How long will I be in therapy?
Services last as long as you and your provider agree they are necessary. CMFT holds the belief that we all need a “tune up” periodically and that life transitions are more easily handled with support and guidance. We provide cost-effective, short-term, and results-oriented services while becoming a resource to turn to every time you are in need.
How often are the sessions?
Sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis. As you approach the “ending phase” of treatment and your goals are being reached, sessions will begin to be tapered off and entered into maintenance sessions as needed.
How do I get started?
To get started, please set up a free phone consultation with Dana M. Galante, LMFT. All initial appointments are scheduled during a phone intake session. During this call, we will address any questions you may have, take your pertinent information and a brief description of your situation and schedule your first appointment.
Who are Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs)?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. MFTs treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems and child-parent problems.
What are the qualifications of MFTs?
MFTs have graduate training (Master's or Doctoral degree) in Marriage and Family Therapy and at least two years of clinical experience. Marriage and Family Therapy is recognized as a "core" mental health profession, along with Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Psychiatric Nursing.