Getting Started (FAQs)

I provide 15-20 minute initial telephone consultations at no charge, so that you can get to know me and share your goals for therapy. This will help both of us to determine whether we are a good fit.

I offer free 15-20 minute consultations.

I offer both, so you can choose what works best. In-person therapy takes place at my office in Capitol Hill, D.C. Telehealth is available to adult clients located in Washington D.C. and Maryland. We can discuss your options during our consultation.

During your free consultation, we will discuss your needs and what kind of therapy would be beneficial. I will answer any questions you have about the options.

For some people, medication can provide relief and facilitate progress in therapy. As a clinical social worker, I do not prescribe medication. However, I can provide psychiatry referrals as needed. With client permission, I collaborate with prescribing physicians to ensure clients are receiving high-quality, comprehensive care.

It depends. I am not in network with any insurance plans. However, many of my clients get reimbursed for a portion of their therapy expenses through out-of-network mental health benefits. I provide monthly receipts (“Superbills”) with all of the information needed to submit claims to insurance companies.

To determine whether you have out-of-network benefits:

  • Call the customer number on the back of your insurance card.
  • Explain that you will be receiving mental health services from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Ask if your plan includes out-of-network mental health benefits for individual therapy. If so, ask about deductibles and reimbursement rates.
Initial Consultation (20-minutes): Free of charge

50-minute therapy sessions for adults: $185

45-minute child or teen therapy sessions: $175

50-minute parent consultations or parent-child sessions: $190

Credit card payments are automated through my Client Portal so that you will be charged after each session. Each month, I will provide you with a Superbill listing your appointments, your payments, and the codes you would need to share with your insurance company if you are seeking reimbursement.

In order for therapy to be effective, it is essential for you to participate on a consistent basis. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, meaning that you will be charged for any appointments not canceled 24 hours ahead of our appointment. I make occasional exceptions for emergencies. More details about practice policies are described in detail in my Informed Consent.

Once we have agreed to work together and set up your appointment time, I will send you an invitation to my portal.  All payment, forms, and paperwork will be processed through my Client Portal.

Like other medical professionals, I am required by law to keep the privacy and security of your health information, and to inform you if any breach has occurred.  This means that I can not share information about our therapy sessions with anyone, including family members, other providers, or employers. There are a few exceptions to this requirement, including emergencies. My Informed Consent Form provides thorough details about how I maintain your privacy and the confidentiality of your health records.

In compliance with the Federal No Surprises Act of 2022, I provide a Good Faith Estimate to any client who doesn’t have, or chooses not to use, mental health benefits to offset the cost therapy.

In-Person Therapy & Virtual Therapy