• Perlman Counseling

Updated: Sep 15

“ I saw this movie, How Do You Know?, and it has this amazing line in it...'We are all just one small adjustment away from the life we want,' and it's true! I believe people should be treated as a whole, not as a collection of parts. I use my experiences and knowledge of various fields of study to search for the underlying cause of the symptoms and to help facilitate healing.“ -Lisa Dittman MA, LPC, NCC

Lisa received her Master’s in Counseling at Montclair State University. She has worked in various positions in the field utilizing her counseling skills and innate problem solving abilities as a Guidance Counselor, a Crisis Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and an In-home counselor for the last 15 years where she has molded and guided at-risk youth in crisis. Lisa holds certifications in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy (Ct.H), National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC), Mind/Body Personal Trainer, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, and CANS certified SNA (NA/BPS).

Lisa specializes in working with children and adolescents and has as extensive knowledge in how to keep families united during times of crisis. Lisa has unique abilities and experiences that will benefit your family and can help the youth in your households remain stable. Lisa specializes in movement therapy with youth and adults. Lisa is also experienced in working with trained therapy dogs and introducing them to various populations all over Ocean County.

Lisa can work with people by utilizing hypnotherapy for cessation of smoking or weight loss reduction, which some insurances do cover. Lisa is a Reiki Master, Seichem Master, and Chios Master. These sessions are available at a self-pay rate.

Lisa is currently in the following insurances, but this list is actively growing:

  • Amerihealth

  • Amerihealth Administrators

  • Geisinger

  • Horizon Blue Commercial Plans (Excluding Medicare, Medicaid/NJ Family Care)

  • Humana Tricare East Region

  • Magellan

  • Qualcare

  • Various EAP plans

All services are available at a reasonable self-pay rate.

UPDATE***For Horizon BCBSNJ clients, from March 17, 2020 until 90 days after the public health emergency and State of Emergency declared by the Governor, there will be no cost-shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling. Please note the Federal Blue Cross and Blue Shield cost-shares are NOT waived. If your Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plan is based out of state, please go to the website on the back of your insurance card to find out if cost-shares are waived.

UPDATE***Effective throughout the entire duration of the New Jersey's public health emergency, AmeriHealth is waiving all cost-shares for non COVID-19 telehealth/telemedicine visits with participating/in-network providers for fully insured groups and individual members from March 06, 2020 until 90 days after the end of both the state of emergency and the public health emergency related to COVID-19.

UPDATE***Effective May 28, 2020, Geisinger Health Plan will waive all cost-shares for all non COVID-19 telehealth visits with participating/in-network providers until September 30 2020.

UPDATE***Effective March 31, 2020, UnitedHealthcare and UnitedHealthcare Oxford will waive all cost-shares for all-non COVID-19 telehealth visits with participating/in-network providers until October 22, 2020.

For Aetna clients, from March 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020, there will be no cost-shares during this time for teletherapy sessions at Perlman Counseling.

Effective March 3, 2020, Humana (Commercial; NOT Tricare East) is waiving all cost-shares for Telehealth services for participating/in-network providers for the remainder of the calendar year.

Effective March 18, 2020, 1199SEIU will waive cost-shares for all non-COVID-19 telehealth visits for HOME CARE FUND MEMBERS ONLY until June 15, 2020. Telehealth services will be covered by all other 1199SIEU plans until June 15, 2020

If any other insurances waive any cost-shares, we will update this post.

If any existing patients have paid any form of cost-share for during the respective period and they shouldn't have according to their insurance company, we can hold on to the payment and apply it to the next visit that a cost-share would apply.

Last Updated on July 30, 2020

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