My fee for the initial consultation, the lecture (or multiple lectures for those needing some reinforcement), and followup phone calls as needed is $500.

For those with medical insurance, the initial visit and followup visits can be charged directly to your insurance company. However, the group lecture is not covered by insurance and we ask for a $200 fee for attendance by you (and one optional guest, space permitting). If you are using insurance, then followups will need to be via office visits (depending on current telehealth rules) rather than phone consultations since insurance will not pay for the phone consultations.

Before scheduling an appointment, you will need to have read one of Dr. Sarno's books and you will need to obtain a symptom appropriate CT or MRI scan to be sure that your pain is not due to a malignant process (e.g. cancer). You should have your physician order this scan which can be justified to your insurance company since you are about to embark on a psychological treatment for your physical symptoms. Do not be very concerned about the actual results of the scan unless it shows cancer. I will help you to interpret the results of the scan as Dr. Sarno would interpret it. Please be sure that you bring a copy of the report of the scan to your first appointment with me. You do not need to bring the actual films or DVD.

I generally hold the TMS lecture once every 4 1/2 weeks in my office. It lasts between two and three hours and covers the different manifestations of TMS, how and why your brain is creating your symptoms and most importantly I teach you how to talk to your brain and tell it to stop creating your pain. I strongly encourage questions and challenges so that everyone understands TMS, but I certainly do not require anyone to speak if they wish to remain quiet. If you do not want to attend the lecture in person, I also broadcast each lecture via Zoom conference service which allows you to fully participate from your home and ask questions during the lecture.

Lecture Schedule: lectures are held Monday nights in the Somerset office or Wednesday nights in the Denville office all starting at 6PM. The dates for 2023 are 1/16 (Somerset), 2/15 (Denville), 3/20 (Somerset), 5/3 (Denville), 6/5 (Somerset), 7/12 (Denville), 8/14 (Somerset), 9/13 (Denville), 10/16 (Somerset), 11/15 (Denville), 12/18 (Somerset). The first date for 2024 will be 1/17 (Denville). Please call the office for confirmation.

If you wish to attend a lecture, then you should schedule a 90 minute visit with me prior to the lecture so that we can determine the causes of your TMS. When you call our office for an appointment, please make sure that you identify yourself as a TMS patient requiring a 90 minute appointment so that we schedule sufficient time for you. For out of town patients, I try to keep afternoon appointments available on the day of the lecture. You will be able to see me in the afternoon, go out for dinner and then return for the lecture.

Followup appointments are generally scheduled one month after the lecture. I often find that these are the most important appointments because it is during these that we tweak how you are talking to your brain so that we can eliminate all of your pain.

I am also pleased to announce that I am now closely working with the following psychotherapists who are trained in the care of TMS patients:

Margaret Chan, PhD Red Bank, NJ (732) 903-4791
Lauren Gerardi, PhD Freehold, NJ (732) 443-0566
Jacob Winkler, LCSW, CGP Highland Park, NJ (804) 404-5679
Judith Cohen Oshinsky, MSSW, LCSW Highland Park, NJ (732) 777-1500
Wendy Newman, LCSW Montclair, NJ (973) 567-1668
Jonathan Sibley, LCSW Montclair, NJ & NYC, NY (973) 337-6017
Jennifer Vogel-Davis, PsyD Montclair, NJ (917) 596-0334
Randi Gelfand, LCSW Short Hills, NJ (908) 379-8179
Meir Atkin, PsyD Lakewood Twsp, NJ (908) 227-0424
Bob Evans, PhD Englewood, NJ (201) 569-3328
Kirsten Fliegler, PsyD New York City, NY (212) 327-1929
Eric Sherman, PsyD New York City, NY (212) 947-7111 x227
Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD New York City, NY (212) 661-7588
Liz Wallenstein, LMHC Phoenix, AZ and New York (917) 727-3549
Jennifer Davey, PsyD New Hope, PA (484) 209-2581
Nicole M. Seitz, LPC New Mexico & Pennsylvania (267) 971-5729

During your appointment with me, if you are interested and it is appropriate, I will help you to choose a therapist. I have no financial ties to any of these therapists. All fees for psychotherapy are in addition to my program.

When you call our office for an appointment, please make sure that you identify yourself as a TMS patient requiring a 90 minute appointment so that we schedule sufficient time for you.

If you have further questions, please call us.

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