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Clinical Services

How do I get started with therapy?

Your transformation is just a phone call away. I offer free, 20-minute phone consultations about you or your family member’s needs to help determine if my services are right for you, explain my approach to therapy, and answer any questions to help you feel comfortable with the process. You may contact me at 917-731-3988 or e-mail me ( to schedule the brief phone consultation.  

What type of services do you offer?

Dr. Jamila provides individual therapy (for children, teens, and adults), family therapy, couples therapy (including marital, pre-marital, and co-parenting), and group therapy. Mental health evaluations (especially for trauma) are also offered, along with community and school-based interventions such as healing circles and crisis intervention. Video counseling is also offered to accommodate those who have difficulty scheduling, do not live within close proximity to the office or are unable to leave their home, or prefer the convenience of using the internet.   

How do I pay for therapy services?

Cash, check, and credit card are acceptable forms of payment. Payment is due at the time of each session but payment plans may be arranged, if eligible.

Do you accept my insurance?

Dr. Jamila is an out-of-network provider. This means that therapy services will not be covered fully by any insurance plan. However, insurance may be used to get partially reimbursed for services (often 50-80%) once your deductible is met, if you have out-of-network benefits as a part of your plan. You would be responsible for the full amount of the session fee and the amount reimbursed by your provider will vary based on your insurance plan. You will be provided with a detailed invoice that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please call you insurance to discuss your coverage.

Some helpful questions to ask include:

  • What is my mental health coverage?
  • Do I have out-of-network benefits?
  • If so, do I have a deductible and how much of it has been met?
  • What percent do you cover for out-of-network mental health providers?

Why work with an out-of-network provider?

Many private practices choose not to join an insurance network. There are several benefits to working with an out-of-network provider like Dr. Jamila.

  • Easy access. No prior authorizations are needed so you can begin to get the help you need right away, without limits to the number of sessions you can have.
  • Quality care. You are eligible for longer sessions. Many in-network insurance plans will only reimburse for shorter sessions, which may rush the therapy process and limit the quality of care. 
  • Flexibility. In-network providers may be limited to offering specific treatment approaches. In working with Dr. Jamila, you will have more flexibility as to what types of services you receive, which allows for therapy to be customized to your unique needs and the creative and holistic approaches that work for you.
  • Privacy. Given that out-of-network provider don’t have contracts with insurance companies, they are not obligated to routinely send your information to the insurance. If you are eligible for reimbursement, only minimum information is required to be shared by out-of-network providers. 


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Dr. Jamila Codrington
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Featured Press/Publication

Catholic New York Article on Mental Health Summit

Dr. Jamila Codrington, right, clinical supervisor and therapist at Astor Services for Children and Families in the Bronx, answers a question during the Mental Health Summit at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Manhattan Feb. 13. With her from left are Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, moderator; Dr. Derek Suite, M.D., MS, of Full Circle Health in the Bronx, and Dr. David L. Ginsberg, M.D., of NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.



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