Each therapeutic session runs between 45 - 60 minutes. Sessions vary depending on what is happening during the session.
Yes, I do take insurance. At the present time I work with Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Carefirst, Cigna, GEHA, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, UBH, and Tricare (out of network). If you do not have insurance, want to use your insurance, or have the insurance I accept, my session fee is $175 per hour. If you pay the out of pocket fee, I will provide you with an invoice so you may submit it to your insurance if you have out-of-network benefits.
I work Monday - Friday. I do not typically see clients on the weekend. I may occasionally see clients on a Saturday or Sunday if there is an extenuating circumstance.
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Masters in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania. I also have a Post-Masters in marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. See "About Me" for more information.
It is important to find the right therapist for you. You must feel comfortable with any therapist you choose. Secondly, it is important to find a therapist who has training and "knowledge in the "issues" you are coming into therapy for. You can email me at email@example.com or call 703-282-8428 to set up an initial session.
As a LCSW, I can NOT prescribe medications. You will need to see a psychiatrist or another medical doctor. I can help you determine the potential need for medication.
You can schedule an intake session by calling me at 703-282-8428 or e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer to schedule appointments by e-mail, as I am able to respond more timely.
An intake is the first session between you and me. It typically lasts between 45 - 60 minutes. The session is billed to the insurance company and if you are required, your co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible is due.
I accept cash, check, all major credit cards, and HSA/ FSA cars for your sessions co-pay, co-insurance, deductible, or out-of-pocket fee. Although I prefer checks.
Typically a LCSW, LPC, LMFT, and Psychologist have very similar training and backgrounds, but their general focus comes from different therapeutic perspectives. As an LCSW, I am trained in a Systems Perspective (looking at all of the systems in a client's life and how they effect who the person is, how they influence decisions and what is causing stress. A LCSW is also trained to treat clients "where they are" and direct treatment to specifically meet the needs of that client. LCSW's design unique treatment often combining a variety of treatment approaches.
A Psychologist also has the ability to do testing. Whereas typically LCSW's, LPC's, and LMFT's are not trained to provide testing.
A Psychiatrist typically only prescribes medication. They usually do not provide therapeutic support the way the above therapists do. A session with a psychiatrist is usually 15 - 20 minutes after the initial session.