Phone: 212-737-6688

faq

What is the best way to contact you?
I can be contacted at my office at (212) 737-6688 or by email at jane.algus@nyumc.org

What kinds of treatment do you offer?   I see patients for psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and medication management and will do my best to see patients quickly when in need for a first visit.

How are you different than other psychiatrists in New York City?
I offer a blend of excellence and experience in the care of numerous psychological problems.  My years of post-graduate training in Psychosomatic Medicine as well as Psychoanalysis allow me to provide an integrative approach. Quick fixes to long standing problems often do not work and it takes a dedicated patient and physician to work together to create significant and lasting change. Often painful patterns of relating re-emerge in the therapeutic relationship which can provide insight in an emotionally immediate way that lead to new ways to solve old problems.

What forms of payment so you accept?
Payment is expected at initial visit. All major credit cards and checks are accepted.

How are fees and insurance handled?
I work on a fee-for-service basis where clients pay directly for services. I do however; offer clients the necessary documentation that they need to submit to their insurance companies so that they can receive reimbursement. I do discuss fees early in the consultation and once we start working together I will bill you monthly.

What can I expect when I initiate treatment?
Sometimes a thorough consultation may require three or four visits to get a full picture of the patient’s situation.  I will provide as best as I can understand, at the end of this process, the nature of the problem and recommended course of treatment.  One’s taking the initiative to schedule an appointment, whether the problem presented years ago or not, is always an anxiety-provoking situation. I will try to create comfortable environment to reveal sensitive and personal issues.

Will you prescribe medication if needed?
If we decide that medication would benefit your treatment, which may be the case if you suffer from severe and debilitating symptoms due to depression and anxiety, we will carefully consider treatment options, possible side effects and engage in a detailed discussion of the risk/benefit analysis in choosing your treatment.  I often prefer to know a patient well before recommending medication.

Where is my office located?
My office is located at 65 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019.