Patient Information


Dr. Scheel can be contacted by telephone at (914) 602-2557 or (828) 380-1639 or by email link provided on the HOME page.  

Your First Visit

It has been proven time and time again that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the patient(s) and therapist. Though establishing trust in therapy takes time,  it is essential that you feel comfortable and are able to discuss your concerns.

Gathering information about you and what you are looking for in a therapist is paramount.  Your goals for therapy will usually be discussed during your first session and throughout therapy.  It is important that you feel like you are able to express your needs for therapy.

During your first visit, the necessary medical and disclosure forms will be gone over. Dr. Scheel works with a HIPPA approved website, SimplePractice.  After our first meeting, an email will be sent to you via SimplePractice where you can fill out, sign, and email back HIPPA and practice policies.  SuperBills and Invoices will be sent to you monthly or as needed through SimplePractice.


The goal of professional relationships is to maintain a safe environment where privacy, mutual respect, and trust are implicit.   Determining a good fit is paramount so that honesty and authenticity can be established and maintained throughout the relationship.

In therapy, psychological awareness and understanding what drives one’s emotions and thoughts enable conscious choice, behavioral changes and thoughtful and reflective responses in life, love, and work.  After a brief phone consultation, Dr. Scheel and you can schedule a time to meet face to face for an initial consultation. You can email or voicemail Dr. Scheel to start this process.

Psychotherapy Rates

Rates vary with the amount of time set aside for evaluation and on-going treatment.  Many people have limited time in their very busy schedules, yet want to make a commitment to their treatment.  Sessions range from 45-60 minutes (Insurance will reimburse for this range of time.)  Dr. Scheel reserves a small percentage of her time for treating individuals who have extenuating economic circumstances and require a reduced fee. Fees will be discussed during the initial short telephone contact, prior to your first meeting so that a mutually agreed rate is determined.


Payment for an initial consultation is due at the time of consultation. Once in treatment, bills are provided on a monthly basis, and payment is made by you to Dr. Scheel upon receipt of the bill.  Dr. Scheel sends via email (snail mail if preferred,) monthly Superbills for Insurance reimbursement to you. Monthly invoices are sent to you as well for your tax records.

Dr. Scheel does not participate in HMO’s, however, is insurance reimbursable if you have a PPO or out-of-network health care benefits.

Dr. Scheel is licensed to practice in:

  • North Carolina:  Lic #C008831
  • New York:  Lic #R031229-1
  • California:  Lic #LCSW88111