Initial Consultation

I offer a complimentary 15 minute telephone initial consultation.  Because goodness of fit between a client and therapist is a vital part of the therapeutic relationship I recommend talking with more than one therapist, if possible, to ensure the best match for you. 

 

Appointments

Appointments for individual or couples fee-for-service psychotherapy are either forty five, or ninety minutes in length.  Group therapy is 75 minutes.  

  • Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes):   $140.00

  • Individual Psychotherapy (90 minutes):   $175.00

  • Group Therapy (75 minutes): $85.00  

                   

Payment may be made by either cash or check. 

Typically, I will recommend meeting once a week, although more or less frequency may be determined more appropriate at any stage during the therapy process. 

As the time scheduled for your appointment is reserved for you, I ask that 48-hours notice is given if it is necessary to cancel an appointment.  If notice is given in less than 48-hours a charge for the cancellation is incurred, which is the fee-for service cost of the scheduled session, $140.00.

 

Web-Based Psychotherapy

Web-based Psychotherapy available via www.doxy.me. HIPPA compliant. Confidential and secure.  For Virginia residents only  at this time.

 

Insurance

Presently, I am an in-network provider for the following insurance and managed health care companies:

 

  • Anthem BCBS PPO

  • Care First BCBS:  PPO, Federal Employee Program

  • *Non-Network Provider for Tri-Care

 

Under insurance, appointments are 60 minutes

I am no longer a Provider with Carefirst BCBS Blue Choice (HMO/Commercial) and Carefirst BCBS Blue Card (Out of Area plans).

 

Beginning April 2018, I will no longer be accepting Cigna insurance.  

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Because I am licensed as a clinical social worker my professional services qualify for reimbursement under most insurance plans.  I encourage you to become familiar with your coverage prior to beginning the therapy process, as well as aware of any changes that your carrier may make to your plan.  If I am not a network provider for your carrier, and you choose to file for reimbursement with your insurance company, I will provide you with a receipt for services rendered so that you may file a claim.

If I am a provider (in-network) I will file for reimbursement through your carrier. 

Please consider the following if you chose to utilize your insurance benefits. 

 

  • Confidentiality: All insurance companies require some information about the reason for psychotherapy services in order to process a claim. In addition, managed care plans often require detailed information regarding the problem for which you are seeking help.

 

  • Control of Treatment: Managed care companies may use the information to decide if treatment is medically necessary, what kind of therapy is approved, and, later, if it should continue. Many of the insurance company case managers who make these decisions have limited training in psychotherapy and treatment planning. 

 

  • Psychiatric Diagnosis: Health insurance is designed to pay for the treatment of illness. Therefore, a psychiatric diagnosis code must be given before most insurance companies will pay for services rendered.

Therapy, Insurance & Thoughts to Consider

Rates & Insurance

 

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.                                                                                           ~ Hafiz of Shiraz