BETH S. KANE, M.S.W., LCSW, DBTC, CRMT, CCH, CHTR
Maybe you've tried counseling before, or this may be your first time? I'm happy to share with you how my approach is different and has helped many people move past their anxiety and fear. I am educated, and deeply experienced, in traditional therapy. Therapy with me isn’t just about the usual “talk therapy”, and while valuable, I also integrate actual coping skill-building activities to help you in a more concrete, and lasting, way. I also offer a holistic approach. It's my goal to help you work on healing on every level. It's through a combination of skill-building, talking, and doing real-life exercises that I have helped clients move out of fear and changing the cycle of anxiety and depression.
With over 30 years actual experience, and being certified (not just trained) in DBT, I help you build a “toolbox” of skills you can use to help better manage/decrease your anxiety and depression. Many of my clients have reported positive experiences by using these skills and have stated they felt it was a key piece that was missing for them when they have tried counseling in the past.
I have also had the privilege of providing interviews for publications to assist people coping with life's challenges. Links to those articles can be found on our main page.
To read more about my experience and about insurance issues, please keep reading below.
Please note: Currently I participate as an out-of-network provider (which allows me to focus more on you and less on paperwork) and also with Aetna insurance (excluding plans administered by Meritain). Take a look below for more about this.
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker - NJ License # 44SC05294500
Certified - Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
Certified - Reiki Master Teacher
Certified - Crystal Healer
Certified - EFT Practitioner
Certified - Holistic Tarot Card Reader
Along with being a therapist and energy healer, Beth also is a professional painter whose original paintings and works have sold nationally and internationally. If you'd like to see her work, you can visit her art site by clicking here. With this background, art can be incorporated into your treatment with her.
Why I Choose Not to Participate with Most Insurance
While I completely understand the value of insurance, and I was involved with insurance for many years, a few issues I found difficult to overlook. For instance, when an insurance company pays for your sessions, they have the right to access your records. This can be an issue for many people who are concerned about their privacy and the true nature of confidentiality. It's been estimated that when working through insurance, on average, 14 different people are accessing your records. This isn't meant to scare you, but it is, I think worth being transparent about so you understand why this is a concern for some people. Insurance companies can also dictate your treatment even though they may not have the full picture of why you are needing and seeking services. They can determine how often I see you, how long I can see you, etc., and I don't feel an insurance representative without extensive training or the knowledge of you personally should dictate your treatment. This, of course, is my opinion.
I have a small group of clients I do work with because when you work with me, our work doesn't end after our office session is over. While you are practicing skills and integrating change, I spend many hours between our sessions developing your treatment plan, compiling and individualizing worksheets and other tools that are uniquely designed for you. The time I invest in you goes well beyond the time just spent in the office. I work with clients who are deeply invested in making sustainable change and are ready and willing to do the work involved.
I offer you extensive education, certification, training, and most importantly years of experience, that I bring into each and every session.
I am mindful of the cost involved which is why I have kept my rate much lower than most, and so I can be fair and accessible.
If insurance is a must for you, this is why Kevin remains involved in most insurance panels. You do have the option of working with him if this is concern for you. We believe in offering a choice and work together for the greater good of all our clients.
About Out-of-Network Benefits
Many people have questions, or don't understand how out-of-network benefits (OON) work. And I know this can be confusing! You aren't alone in that feeling. Many people think using out-of-network benefits is "difficult" or "confusing" so I hope to help you with this. OON benefits vary according to your individual plan. One thing to remember is once you start using them, you will oftentimes be reimbursed as we work together so the flow of money back to you will help offset the cost of our sessions. In other words. once processed, and depending on your coverage, the insurance company will send you a check directly to get reimbursed which helps offset your out-of-pocket costs and makes paying for future sessions a bit easier.
So how can you find out if and how your OON benefits work?
Call the Member Services phone number on the back of your card, and ask:
-Do I have out-of-network benefits?
-What is the rate I will be reimbursed?
-Are there any referrals or other limitations/deductibles that are part of my plan?
- Once I receive a receipt for services (I do provide you with an itemized receipt), how can I submit this to you for reimbursement? (Generally, there is a simple form you need to attach to the receipt with just your basic information, but again this can vary so please ask.)