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Nationally Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE)
Lisa Taylor-Austin, NCC, LPC, LMHC, CFMHE, LLC is recognized as a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) by the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. Certification number 23.
- Children ages 6-12
- Adolescents ages 13-17
- Adults 18 and up
Brief or On-Going Therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy.
- grief issues: including pet loss
- anxiety and panic
- court ordered counseling
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- relationship issues
- thought replacement
- work issues
- school issues
- special education
- decision making
In Office Counseling Sessions are 45 minutes in length, by appointment only.
Telephone Counseling The statute in the state you reside in cannot preclude this. All calls originate from CT.
In office sessions paid for by some insurances or check/cash/credit. If I am not a provider with your insurance company, I will provide you with a receipt which you will submit to your insurance company. I cannot advise you if your insurance company will reimburse you, or for what amount.
Insurance Accepted (call the mental health number on the back of your card to find out who your mental health insurance company is).
In-Network Provider with:
Cigna Behavioral Health
CT Behavioral Health
FOCUS Health Care
MHN (most HealthNet plans use this)
Husky A & B
Mines & Associates
Multiplan (Northeast Alliance Healthcare)
New Avenues EAP
OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions (formerly United Behavioral Health)
Oxford (if your mental health provider is United Behavioral Health)
PacifiCare Behavioral Health
United Behavioral Health
Not a medicare provider.
Due to extreme difficulties with the state system, not accepting Charter Oak/Husky until further notice.
Cash, Check, Credit Card, Benny Card (some), Benny Check, Paypal
Current clients who cannot come into the office due to vacation or illness may utilize phone sessions.
In-Network Provider for
Please call your insurance company to find out which Behavioral Health Company serves you and if I am a participating provider. Also inquire if you have a deductible.
When you make your first appointment, please provide your email address so a new patient information packet can be sent to you.
Coordination of Care
Communication is made with your psychiatrists, APRN’s, primary care physician, family/couples therapists and support groups as needed. Referrals are also given when appropriate.
I work with individuals (not couples or families) in counseling sessions and do not work with all clients who contact me. If you need assistance with one of the issues below, please contact the appropriate referral:
Psychiatric Issues: The Waynick Group, Trumbull 203-386-0096
Eating Disorders: Ann Buchas, LCSW, Milford, (203) 783-9803
Marriage/Couples Counseling: Jeanne Stephen, LMFT, Milford, 203-882-9835
Jeffrey Kerekes, LCSW, New Haven (203) 676-0880
Ann Buchas, LCSW, Milford, (203) 783-9803
Custody/Divorce Issues involving Children: Dr. Robert Horwitz, New Haven, 203-789-1086
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