FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

WHAT ISSUES DO YOU TREAT?

I treat the following conditions:

-Anxiety (panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, etc.)

-Obsessive-compulsive disorder

- Difficult life transitions

-Insomnia

-Depression

-Grief

-Anger

-Chronic pain

-Body-focused repetitive behaviors (skin picking, hair pulling)

INSURANCE

I am not contracted with any insurance companies and am considered an out-of-network provider.  Many insurance plans may provide out-of-network reimbursement for a portion of my fee. Please contact your insurance provider to inquire about your out-of-network coverage for individual therapy.   I recommend you call your insurance company prior to your first appointment to request additional information regarding your out-of-network coverage.  A few helpful procedure codes you may need for them:

CPT Codes: Diagnostic Evaluation: 90791,  Individual Therapy Session:  90834, 90837

Telehealth Sessions 90834-95


Some questions to ask your insurance company:

-Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?

-What is my deductible, and has it been met?

-How many sessions per year does my plan cover?

-How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?

-How do I submit claims from Dr. Baldini?

WHAT IS ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  is a mindfulness-based therapy that focuses on changing the way we relate to difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  Instead of struggling to avoid or get rid of painful emotions, it emphasizes stepping out of the struggle with these feelings and instead pursuing directions that give us meaning and purpose in our lives.  ACT involves pursuing a life that is in line with what you care most about and not letting painful emotions or thoughts define you or your actions.  The various skills taught through ACT foster increasing our understanding and acceptance of ourselves and experiences.

WHAT ARE MINDFULNESS-BASED INTERVENTIONS?

Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are a group of therapies that aim to increase awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  This can lead to greater self-acceptance, kindness, and improved mental and physical health.  Scientific research supports various MBIs, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Mindful Self-Compassion