Getting Started

On this page, you will find the steps to getting started with your counseling journey.

You will have the option of both scheduling your appointment as well as making the payment for your session in advance if you are an online counseling or distance counseling (i.e. FaceTime) client.

Once you and I have reached an agreement as to the type of therapy that is best for you and have set a fee for your services, feel free to use the directions below to begin your intake process.

Intake process for In-Office Clients:

If you are attending an in-office session, paperwork and payment for services will be collected at your first visit. You will receive all intake forms at this time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early in order to get your paperwork filled out in time for the start of your session.

Contact me via my email address perezschwartz@bellsouth.net, call me at 305-815-7630 or submit any questions through the Contact Belky page for setting up an appointment day, finding a suitable appointment time for you, and going over fees for services.

I currently accepts the following insurances:

  • United Behavioral
  • Mental Health Net
  • Value Options
  • Amerigroup
  • New Directions
  • Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Lifesync
  • Conventry
  • Medicaid with an HMO
  • Ceridian
  • Compsych
  • Megallan
  • Multiplan
  • Psychare
  • Simply
  • Cigna

** Please check with my office directly for an updated list of the insurances I accept this time.**

Intake Directions for Online Clients:

Please email me or fill out the Contact Form below and Intake forms will be emailed you to prior to your online/telephone counseling appointment. Some insurance companies will cover these services so please ask about this during your initial telephone consultation.

Once you have completed the forms, please return them to me once you have completed them at perezschwartz@bellsouth.net.

Create a Skype account that you will use for your online counseling sessions. You can do so here. If you elect to have a FaceTime session, be sure you are in an area where you will have clear phone signal and minimal distractions to stay focused during your session as well as to maintain your privacy.

Once you have scheduled your appointment with me, please pay for your session below. To do so, create a PayPal account to submit payments for your online therapy sessions here. My email for PayPal payments is perezschwartz@bellsouth.net.

You make may your payment below when you are ready.

Please call me for information on fees for Online Counseling services, FaceTime counseling, Email exchanges, and Telephone Consultations:

Note: Show up to your online session at least 15 minutes early to make sure you account for any technical difficulties.

If for some reason you are unable to make it to your appointment and it is less than 24 hours before your appointment, fees already paid will be applied to future appointments.

Reminder: Sessions are confidential in nature and any information shared, with three exceptions, are kept in strict confidence. Exceptions to confidentiality include information related to self-harm, harming a child, or harming an adult incapable of defending themselves.

If you have questions regarding the process it takes for getting started, please fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you within 2 business days.