Forms for New Clients
Click on the applicable forms below to download and print. Please complete and bring them with you to your first appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot meet without these forms completed and brought with you to your first session. I do not keep hard copies at my office.
Questions? You can reach me directly via email or at 1 (202) 415 -4236.
Fees and Insurance Information
I value confidentiality and believe that your therapy should be guided by you, rather than your insurance company. Therefore, I do not participate in managed care plans.
I collect payment at the time of service. At the end of the month, I’ll give you a receipt which includes all of the information you need to submit for reimbursement.
Please check with your insurance company prior to our first meeting to understand your benefits. You can ask your insurance company the following questions:
What is the coverage for “outpatient psychotherapy services?”
What is the percentage of reimbursement for an “out of network provider” including any deductible amounts?
I do have some availability to take patients for sliding scale services.
I accept cash, checks, and Venmo.
Contact me with any questions and to schedule your initial consultation.
Recommended Reading for Optimal Performance
- The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
- Stealing Fire by Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
- Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
- Carrots and Sticks: Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done by Ian Ayres
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard
- Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Recommended Reading for Leadership
- Leadership on the Line by Ron Heifetz
- Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan
- The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger L. Martin
- The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No by William Ury
- An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan
- When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
Recommended Reading for Meditation / Mindfulness
- Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Child’s Mind by Christopher Willard
- How to Stop Losing your Sh*t with Your Kids by Carla Naumberg
Recommended Reading for Couples
- The Power of Two: Secrets to a Strong and Loving Marriage by Susan Heitler
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
- The Mindful Couple by Robyn Walser and Darrah Westrup
- We Love Each Other But…. by Ellen Wachtel
- Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
- Marriage in Motion by Richard Schwartz and Jacqueline Olds
- Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
- Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
- The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy
- The Monogamy Myth by Peggy Vaughn
- What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland
- Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
Recommended Reading for Neuroscience
- Behave by Robert Sapolsky
- Incognito by David Eagleman
- Waking Up by Sam Harris
- How Emotions are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
- The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
- The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
- Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson
- The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin
- Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It by Gabor Maté
Recommended Reading for Anxiety / Depression
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
- Calming your Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley
- Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub
- The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott
- Surviving your Borderline Parent by Kimberlee Roth and Freda Friedman
- Difficult Mothers by Terri Apter
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Recommended Reading for ADD / ADHD
- Healing ADD by Daniel Amen
- The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John Taylor
- That Crumpled Paper was Due Last Week by Ana Homayoun
- All Dogs Have ADHD by Kathy Hoopman
Recommended Reading for Parents
- Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, PhD.
- Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
- Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon, PhD and Michael Thompson, PhD.
- The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, PhD.
- Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.
- Partnership Parenting by Kyle Pruett, MD. and Marsha Kline Pruett
- Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
- The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gotteman, Ph,D.
- And Baby Makes Three by John Gottman, PhD. and Julie Schwartz Gottman, Ph.D.
- Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
- The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Seigel, MD.
- Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Coleman and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
- Real Boys by William Pollack, PhD.
- Emotionally Intelligent Parenting by Aurice Elias, PhD, Steven Tobias, PhD, and Brian Friedlander, PhD.
Quotes to Share
Below you will find my Dr. RBF quote cards.
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