Our mission is to globally set the standards of Evidence Based Mental Health Treatment, while helping as many people as possible. Our agency’s success is characterized by our clinical responsiveness to individual and family needs and our superior level of clinical treatment. Our growth and success has been founded on our clinical teams’ dedication, expertise, experience, and excellent patient outcomes. Each Mental Health provider within our organization is charged with helping patients eliminate their anxiety and depression, gain control of their lives, optimize each individual’s human potential by providing our consistent and Clinically proven Evidence Based solutions. Our motto is to serve others as we would like to be treated. We will continue to refine our quality, expand our capabilities, increase our efficiency, and elevate the superior level of patient care we now provide to heighten the standard of excellence we have set in the healthcare industry.
We offer confirmation calls as a courtesy. However, each appointment is set at a weekly recurring time so that each patient knows when their appointment is.
We have a 24 hour notice appointment cancellation policy. Most people keep their appointments or call in advance. However, we charge an for last minute cancellations. Typically we will not charge a fee if you are able to reschedule your session is made up within the week. Do you offer confirmation calls?
Cost for treatment varies depending on the experience of the clinician and type of treatment program you are in. Insurance may not cover all of the plans or portion of the plans. However, between insurance and creating repayment options, you or your loved one will get the help they need when they need it. Payment is due at the time of visit to reduce collection costs.
Admin Fee ($33.75 once per month) covers the cost of testing and materials provided for treatment that are not covered by your insurance company. You are never charged this fee for the first session, just incase you decide this treatment is not for you. The materials that we use are necessary to deliver our treatment while monitoring your success. Rather than charge for the materials out of pocket, we are able to charge a minimal monthly fee that helps offset the cost for everyone being treated within the practice, one fee covers an entire family. The fee is waived for VETERANS or former military service members and people having financial difficulties.
Prior to your visit it is important to call the office and provide your insurance information over the telephone. If the insurance is not provided prior to visit we will charge the full rate for the appointment, $300 - $175. You are responsible for knowing your insurance. However, as a courtesy we work to preauthorize your visits. However, there are times when we are not able to look into everyone’s insurance. You should always know your coverage prior to starting sessions with us. If your claim is denied, for any reason, you will be responsible for the full cost of your treatment. We do not offer statements, and payment is due at the time of visit. This helps keeps our collection costs down. However, if you need a statement, a summary can be provided to you. If insurance takes longer than 90 days to pay the claim, you may have to cover the cost.
Thomas created the ICBT treatment program and the child program at NECBT & Psychiatry, implemented by all the clinicians at New England Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychiatry. Thomas has researched extensively the affects of an interpersonal approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and created a model and manual that is easily comprehensible regardless of the patients learning abilities. In addition, Thomas trains each of his clinicians with a training program that he has developed. His concept is innovative and may possibly revolutionize the way that mental health treatment is delivered. His treatment is highly structured while still centering its approach on the relationship between the patient and the clinician in order to break into a patient's core thoughts and belief system.
Tom has an extensive background in the clinical treatment of children and adolescents as well as adults. He completed his graduate practicum in 2002 at Yale University under child psychologist and 2008 American Psychological Association (APA) president Dr. Alan Kazdin; while at Yale Tom worked extensively on the assessment and behavioral issues of children and adolescents experiencing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Conduct Disorder.
Tom is a retired military captain and served 23 years in the United States Air Force and National Guard where he became a medical officer specializing in hospital management and administration. Tom learned additional clinical skills in the military and incorporated these skills in the management of his own medical practice (NECBT). His background is well rounded and his goal is to help as many patients as possible, so they can learn to live a happier more fulfilled and rational life.
Dr. Muralee is NECBT's acting child and adolescent psychiatrist, however she is also an expert at treating adults. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Boys & Girls Village in Milford, CT as well as Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, CT. She did her residency training in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and her fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT. She has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals on various topics in psychiatry. She is also the Associate Editor of two psychiatric textbooks; Comprehensive Review of Psychiatry and Clinical Assessments in Psychiatry: Mastering Skills and Passing Exams. Her areas of special interests in Child &Adolescent Psychiatry include Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.
Andrea Schear is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with twenty years of experience as a Child, Adolescent and Family therapist. Andrea has the innate ability to form relationships and connect with people regardless of their age. Whether she's on the floor with a toddler playing in a castle, in the middle of a serious board game with an 11-year-old, doing a relaxation meditation with an anxious adolescent, reawakening the playfulness in parents, or listening to the weekly challenges of an adult suffering from depression, you feel her warmth and understanding. She is an expert at ICBT and incorporates its principals into all her treatment milieus. In her work with teens and adults Ms. Schear utilizes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy to promote rational thinking. She has extensive experience in treating adult and childhood depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse and Bipolar disorder. She has also had great success in treating Reactive Attachment disorder; a childhood disorder many clinicians shy away from treating due to its lengthy course and often uncertain outcome.
Anna recently completed her BS in biology from CCSU. While working on her degree she familiarized herself with yoga by building a strong personal practice. She was able to maintain physical and mental wellness through out her studies by channeling the pressures of college onto her yoga mat. She recognized the importance of yoga as a type of preventative medicine and was eager to share this gift with others. She went on to study yoga at the Yoga School Institute and now holds an RYT 200 hr teaching certificate. Her training consisted of a focus in Sadhana yoga (Yoga of spiritual practice) while focusing on Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows. The program also covered the art of teaching, pranayama (breath work), yoga anatomy and physiology, meditation techniques and Ayurvedic herbal medicine, among others subjects. She has habituated herself with the human body and how each component acts together as a total system. Each class will be gauged on the student’s abilities and adjusted to meet their personal needs. Yoga is a personal practice and each student will be encouraged to focus on his or her individual needs. We practice together, alone.
Ryan received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and her Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego. Ryan holds extensive experience working with young adults, adolescents, children, and their families. Ryan is skilled in working with children and adolescents that have been sexually abused, physically abused, or witnessed violence as she specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Ryan’s areas of specialty are anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger management, and ADHD.
Beth is a licensed professional counselor with 10 years of experience treating adults, adolescents and families. She has experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, trauma and PTSD, co-occurring disorders and stress related to life transitions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Hartford in Connecticut. Beth has worked for many years in a community mental health setting including a Partial Hospitalization program, Intensive Outpatient program and Outpatient program where she treated patients with co-occurring disorders.
Beth’s special interests include anxiety disorders, women’s trauma, Depression and grief and loss issues. Beth is knowledgeable in dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques for relaxation.
Kim grew up in Wethersfield, CT and graduated from Wethersfield High School in 2007. She worked as a sales and customer service assistant at Harperís Invitations in Old Wethersfield since her junior year in high school. In May 2011, she graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Sociology. Kim made Deanís List in Spring 2008 and 2009. During her time at UConn, she studied a summer abroad in Florence, Italy. Kim was a member of two Community Outreach programs on campus. Generations Connect was a group that volunteered at a nursing home near UConn and Windham Area Interfaith Ministry helped to organize donations for local people in financial need. Kimís volunteering experience with these groups enhanced her desire to work with people. Kim welcomes the opportunity to be part of the New England Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychiatry team where she will be working as a receptionist. She is looking forward to learning about Behavioral Health Services because she is interested in applying the knowledge she acquired about group human behavior from her degree, to the patterns of individual human behavior in Psychology. Kim hopes that an increased understanding of Behavioral Health Services will help her provide further support to patients and to decide if she would like to pursue a further degree in the field.
Jennifer takes on multiple roles at NECBT. Her collaboration with Thomas has been the driving force behind the NECBT business model. Together Thomas and Jennifer work diligently to bring the NECBT treatment model to full light while providing the highest level of care to patients who often have had limited success with other treatment modalities. Jennifer is inspired by the ICBT model and all the people it has helped since its inception in 2004. Jennifer supports the work of her clinicians by providing them with the support they need to thrive in a very fast paced setting. Jennifer's background as a successful business owner of two former businesses and her extensive background in corporate and retail marketing have served as a catalyst pushing NECBT to the forefront of mental health services in Connecticut.