How much do you charge?

Please contact the office via email or phone to discuss rates and to book your first appointment.

Do you offer sliding scale/reduced fee services?

Sliding scale services are offered on a limited basis.

Do you accept insurance?

Ilissa Nico is considered an out-of-network provider, which means that you can be reimbursed for a portion of our session if you have out-of-network benefits. You will want to contact your insurance company to ask questions about your out-of-network coverage, as every insurance plan is unique.

You will want to ask them the following questions:

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

  • What is my yearly deductible, and has it been met?

  • Once my deductible has been met, how much (what percentage) does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?

  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?

  • Is authorization required?

How can I pay for my session?

The office accepts cash, check, credit cards, or Venmo. Payment is expected at the time of service. You will also receive a receipt at the end of your session so that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What can I expect in a therapy session?

Rising Roots Counseling & Wellness is a nonjudgmental, discreet, safe, and compassionate environment that will facilitate growth and change. During sessions, we talk about the primary concerns and issues in your life. Usually, individuals find that weekly sessions are most beneficial; however, some people who are in crisis or extreme distress find that they need more than one session per week, at least until the crisis passes.

Through therapy, the goal is to work with individuals to help them to realize their full potential, understand their barriers, and gain insight. We will work together as a team to understand your history, patterns of behavior, and significance of relationships. Individuals are unique, and Rising Roots is sensitive to the varying needs and strengths of every client.

You mentioned that therapy sessions are discrete / confidential.

How does that work?

The building blocks of therapy include honest and open communication and confidentiality. Most people choose to come to therapy to have a safe place to talk about their feelings and issues, which we take very seriously.

By law, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality between a client and therapist:

  • Suspected child, dependent adult, or elder abuse

  • If a client is seriously threatening to hurt themselves/others

There may also be occasions when you might want to have another person or professional involved in your care, in which case, a signed release will be completed.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can use the contact page on this website, or you can contact Ilissa directly via phone at (908) 907-7739 or via email at