Harry Bakow, Ph.D.




35 Bedford St. Suite  7, Lexington, MA 02420

Frequently asked questions about my practice:

What are your fees?
Fees depend on the type of service and the amount of treatment involved. Payment is due at the end of each month and is payable by check or cash. I will supply a standardized receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. If you have an out-of-network benefits package you may receive partial reimbursement of fees depending on your contract with your insurer.
How do I make an appointment?
Please feel free to call me at:             
I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if I am a good fit for your needs. We can then schedule our initial session.

What is your cancellation policy?
There is a twenty-four (24) hour cancellation policy: if you cancel an appointment less than 24 hours prior to its scheduled time, you will be billed the full fee.

Frequently asked questions on the different treatment methods I use:  

Does insurance cover Neurotherapy such as Neurofeedback?
Not usually, unlike psychotherapy, Neurotherapy is not generally covered by insurance companies in Massachusetts.

How do you choose the most appropriate Neurotherapy modality for my problem?
It depends on the initial consultation with the client to select the best fit for the presenting problem. For example, if PTSD is the presenting problem, EMDR might be the best choice to start with. Often as treatment continues, it might be beneficial to add another modality.

Are there any negative side effects as a result of using Neurotherapy?
There can be negative side effects, such as worsening of symptoms, emotional lability, and mental fogginess. However if treatment is carefully monitored session by session for side effects, any that may occur can be interrupted or reversed. In my many years of practice with Neurotherapy, negative side effects have been always successfully addressed.

How well can children be treated with Neurotherapy?
With children who need to move around the office, Neurofeedback is often the treatment of choice. Because Neurofeedback uses both visual and auditory cues, if a child cannot sit in front of a computer screen, the auditory cues alone are often enough to create a positive effect. I have frequently combined play therapy with Neurofeedback with a positive effect.

How do Psychotherapy and Neurotherapy work together.
Using both together creates a strong holistic experience. Although they are different therapeutic processes, each enhances the effectiveness of the other when combined.  For example, the use of neurotherapy can facilitate the communication process between therapist and client by reducing excessive aggitation or anxiety.