Dr. Shore provides therapy to children, teens, adults and families. His approach to therapy and the process for arranging an appointment are described below.
Q&A with Dr. Shore:
Q: What is your approach to therapy?
A: My overriding goal is to help clients become more aware of their own needs as well as their strengths and weaknesses and assist them in developing new, more effective ways of coping with the challenges they are facing. I try to be solution-focused with clients by using their positive qualities to help them improve or resolve their presenting problems. I aim to provide a warm, caring, blame-free atmosphere in which clients feel comfortable discussing and exploring personal concerns. I also give careful attention to issues of confidentiality and ethical concerns.
Q: How long are therapy sessions?
A: Most sessions are fifty minutes although this may vary depending on the needs of the client and his or her age. Typically I meet with the client once a week but the sessions can be less frequent if the client or parent requests or if warranted by the presenting problem. Some clients are seen once every two weeks or even once a month.
Q: What is the involvement of parents when a child is being seen in therapy?
A: Parents may be seen for part of the session to allow them to provide updated information on their child’s status and to assist parents in dealing with or supporting their child. In addition, sessions may be held jointly with the child and parents when appropriate.
Q: How can I make an appointment?
A: To schedule an appointment, please call my office at 609-371-1767 or email me at [email protected] I will be happy to talk with you by phone to help you decide if you think I can be helpful to you. There is no fee for a phone consultation. If you decide to make an appointment, I will do my best to accommodate your calendar.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: I am a licensed psychologist but am not affiliated with any insurance company. You may, however, be able to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits and an appropriate diagnosis. After each session I will provide you with a receipt and a written diagnosis, where appropriate, for the purpose of obtaining insurance reimbursement. You may wish to contact your insurance company in advance to ask about its reimbursement policy for an out-of-network provider.