Where is your location?
My office space is located in downtown Silver Spring. It is easily accessible from the following major roadways I-495 and Rte. 29. As well as, located near metro buses/rails, it’s approximately 3-4 blocks from SILVER SPRING METRO RED LINE STATION. Please check www.wmata.com for bus schedules.
Do you offer in-person or telehealth services?
At this time, we only offer telehealth appointments. You must be located in DC and the state of Maryland to obtain counseling and art therapy, while all other services can be provide to individuals throughout the US.
All Teletherapy is conducted via a secure, HIPAA compliant service platform.
What is your fee rate?
Payment in its entirety is due at the end of each session. I currently accepting Cash, Check, PayPal, FSA/HSA and most major Credit Cards. Rates may vary based on service and length of session. Some practitioners offer a sliding scale based on financial need.
Individual session (60 minutes) - $200
Individual session (45 minutes) - $160
Couples session (60 minutes) - $280
Group session - $85 per group
If you have Financial need for lower cost therapy...
I highly recommend these organizations:
Pro-Bono Counseling Project connects clients with therapists for free or discounted session fees up to $30. I accept one pro-bono client at a time.
TurnAround provides no cost counseling for survivors of domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and sexual assault.
Women’s Growth Center provides counseling for all genders, accepts many insurances, and offers sliding scale services.
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective connects clients with therapists for discounted fees between $30 and $60 per session.
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, I only accept Carefirst | BlueCross BlueShield. If you would like to use your insurance, PLEASE verify that you have psychotherapy benefits and/or that you do not need to meet a deductible before your insurance covers for psychotherapy services.
I don’t directly participate in any other insurance panels. Many PPO plans will reimburse some percentage of your treatment cost. If you wish to attempt to be reimbursed by your insurance company, I am happy to provide you with the receipts and coding needed to do so. I cannot guarantee reimbursement, however – this all depends upon your insurance plan. If you have a high deductible, you may be able to submit the receipts from our sessions toward your deductible. I'm happy to discuss how to address these possibilities with your insurance company.
In-network provider vs. Out-of-network provider?
In-network providers are healthcare providers that have a contract with your insurance company. If you receive covered services from an in-network provider, generally you will only need to pay your deductible and any applicable copay or coinsurance. You may not be billed for the balance by the provider. Out-of-network providers are healthcare are providers that do not have a contract with your insurance company. If you receive covered services from an out- of-network provider, the insurance company may pay only a part or none of the charges depending upon the terms of your policy. If you choose to use your insurance plan, you must use the company process. If you do not and you choose to see an out-of-network specialist, and in-network specialists were available, the services will be covered only if you have out-of-network benefits and only for the amount allowed for out-of-network coverage. Click here for more information about In-network provider vs. Out-of-network provider.
What is the No Surprises Bill?
The No Surprises Act is a federal law that goes into affect January 1, 2022. The law protects against surprise billing, which is an unexpected balance bill from a doctor, healthcare provider and/or healthcare facility. This happens when you can't control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
Your're never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren't required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan's network. By knowingly agreeing to and working with an out-of-network provider, you are required to pay the full balance billing.
What are your office hours?
Monday to Friday - 10 am - 6 pm
Weekends - Varying times available.
If your interested in scheduling an inital consultation, please email me at email@example.com or click on the link below.