Why seek the help and support of a psychologist?
Sometimes we struggle to cope with our emotions or behave in ways that make our problems worse, and finding a solution is not always easy. Psychologists are trained to help you understand the way in which emotions, behavior, thoughts, environment, and biology all interact to create your experience. Why go it alone when you can have a trained psychologist to help you unravel the mystery and find lasting solutions for the problems you’re having?
How can I choose the right psychologist?
Choosing a psychologist is a very personal decision, so trust your instinct. You should have a deep sense that he or she is experienced, trustworthy, empathetic, and committed to helping you achieve your goals. Do your homework and prepare for your consultation, but ultimately go with your gut!
Can a psychologist prescribe medication?
Most psychologists are trained in non-pharmaceutical therapies for emotional and behavioral disorders, and thus do not prescribe medication. Should you need medication, Dr. Tucker has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of medication management. He will work closely with your physicians to ensure you are being prescribed the right medications.
Why should I work with Dr. Tucker?

For more than 20 years, Dr. Tucker has had a track record of helping patients achieve success. His experience, expertise, and compassion have helped his patients overcome a wide range of challenging emotional and behavioral problems, sleep disorders, and other chronic health conditions like obesity.

Prior to starting his private practice in 2012, Dr. Tucker served as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program for Western Connecticut Medical Group and was Administrative Director for the Danbury Hospital Sleep Disorders Center. He formerly served as Associate Director for the Center for Sleep Disorders Medicine & Research at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Tucker is sought after both professionally and publically to speak on the topics of behavioral medicine and clinical sleep medicine. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Diabetes Education Program at Western Connecticut Medical Group, giving insight into how psychological and behavioral problems affect chronic illness.

If you’re looking for an experienced, trustworthy, and compassionate psychologist with expertise in treating a wide range of emotional disorders, behavioral problems, and sleep disorders, Dr. Tucker is here to support you.

How long will I be in treatment?
The length of treatment varies considerably depending on the nature of your treatment goals. Dr. Tucker will have a better sense of this after getting to know you through the initial evaluation.
Is Telemedicine secure and confidential?
Yes! Dr. Tucker uses a HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform endorsed by the medical community. Dr. Tucker values your privacy and ensures that all communication will be handled with the utmost discretion.
What is Dr. Tucker’s cancellation policy?
There is a standard 24-hour cancellation policy for all established patients. Outside of illness or emergencies, patients who do not cancel at least 24 hours ahead of time may be responsible for full payment of their session fee.
Where is Dr. Tucker’s office located?

12 Queen Street
2nd Floor
Newtown, CT 06470

Phone: 917-816-0445


Will my sessions be covered by insurance?
Dr. Tucker is an out-of-network provider for all major health insurance companies. You may be eligible for reimbursement through your out-of-network benefits and are encouraged to call your insurance company prior to your first visit to determine what your policy covers.
How much is a session with Dr. Tucker?

Cost per Session:

  • Initial Evaluation $220 (60 min)
  • Standard Follow Up $170 (45 min)
  • Abbreviated Follow Up $120 (30 min)

He accepts the following forms of payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, check, or cash.

How much is a home sleep study and is it covered by insurance?
Dr. Tucker is not contracted with insurance companies for home sleep studies. There is a $150 fee for this service, which covers a sleep apnea consultation, administering and reading the sleep study, reviewing your test results and treatment options the following morning, and sending a final sleep study report to your referring physician (if necessary). The fee for this service is not reimbursable through insurance.

Pay By: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, check, or cash.