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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is therapy right for me?
    A therapist can help provide insight, support and new techniques or ideas to help navigate the challenges in life. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in looking internally, developing greater self awareness, and working towards positive change. The relationship with your therapist should feel supportive and engaged.
  • How does video therapy work?
    You are sent a secure link to a video platform that can be used on your computer, or downloaded as an app onto your phone. Your therapist will meet you in the therapy room and you will proceed much as you would an in office session. Please make sure to check your internet and connection.
  • What should I expect from my first therapy session?
    During your first session we will complete an assessment that will help us learn where you are and work towards where you would like to be. We will review practice and policy documents, discuss expectations, confidentiality, payment, and treatment planning. The assessment is an opportunity to learn if we are a “good match” and you are encouraged to ask any questions!
  • Does your therapy practice take insurance?
    We are in-network for all CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield plans(EXCEPT Medicaid), Cigna, and Johns Hopkins EHP insurance. You are responsible for your co-pay and deductible, and assessing your plan coverage. We accept cash, check, all major credit cards and Health Savings accounts.
  • What does therapy cost?
    Initial assessment (60 minutes): $150 Psychotherapy session (55 minutes): $150 Couples/Family/Relational Unit Therapy (55 minutes): $175 Therapy with graduate intern: Sliding scale Please note, that you will be expected to pay for services unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation.
  • Is everything I say in therapy confidential?
    In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communication between a client and therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. There are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. I am mandated by law to file a report with the appropriate state agency. If a client intends to harm himself or herself. I make every effort to work with a client to ensure safety. However, there are times when I may be obligated to seek hospitalization. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I am required to take protective actions which may include notifying the potential victim or contacting the police.

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