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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

INSURANCE AND BILLING

I do not participate in any insurance networks. However, as a licensed psychologist in Washington DC, most insurance plans (excluding HMO plans) will provide partial reimbursement for the treatment I provide.  Please check with your insurance carrier to understand the details of your own coverage for outpatient psychotherapy. Payment is requested at the time of our initial appointment. For ongoing treatment I send invoices monthly.  If you will be using insurance to help cover the cost of treatment, you will need to submit an out-of-network claim to your insurance provider for your reimbursement. My invoice will contain all of the information that you need to submit an insurance claim.

 

My fee range is $245 - $280, and increases by $5 - $10 annually.

 

Payments may be made to me by check, Zelle or Venmo. My Venmo settings are set to ‘private”.

Email me with any questions or for further information.

POLICY REGARDING MISSED OR CANCELLED APPOINTMENTS

Please provide 48 hours-notice to cancel a scheduled appointment without charge.  Missed appointments, or those cancelled with less than 48 hours-notice are charged in full.

COVID POLICY

Since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic, information and guidance has changed frequently.  Currently I am only accepting new patients for in person treatment. Patients are required to be fully vaccinated for in person treatment.

COMMONLY TREATED ISSUES

Depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, loss, grief, trauma, relationship/intimacy, sexual concerns and identity, addiction/compulsive behavior, impact of sexism, racism, heteronormism on individual development and relationships

HOW LONG DOES PSYCHOTHERAPY OR PSYCHOANALYSIS TAKE AND HOW LONG ARE APPOINTMENTS?

Psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis are open ended processes. Often new issues emerge during the course of treatment. Termination of therapy is discussed together and takes place when the patient feels that the issues which were the focus treatment are largely resolved.  Sessions may be once per week or multiple times per week.  Each session is 45 minutes.

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