Do you accept insurance?
As an "out-of-network" provider, I do not work directly with insurance companies. If your health insurance carrier allows you to choose an out-of-network provider, as most PPO plans do, I can provide you with a statement of services to enable you to seek reimbursement from your carrier. I encourage you to ask your carrier the following questions to clarify your coverage for out-of-network providers.
• Do I have mental health benefits?
• How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
• What is my deductible and has it been met?
• How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
• Is precertification required?
Once you receive this information, I am happy to discuss any questions you may have. I will provide you with a monthly bill with all necessary documentation; however, it is your responsibility to pay me directly. I accept either cash, check, or credit card at the time of each session.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment?
You can leave a confidential voicemail at (202) 643-4021. I check my voicemail several times a day on weekdays and at least once per day on weekends and holidays. I try to return calls within 24 hours or the next business day for calls left over the weekend. If you prefer, you can also contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, as security and prompt delivery of email cannot be guaranteed, please do not include sensitive clinical information and never use email in an emergency.
How long and how frequent are sessions?
Sessions are 50 minutes long (occasionally, extended sessions may be scheduled). Generally, sessions are scheduled weekly, although for some, twice-weekly sessions can provide an opportunity to do more intensive and productive work.
How long do I need to be in therapy?
The length of treatment varies for each individual. I see clients on either a short or long term basis depending upon the issues presented and the goals of treatment. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, and you will be an active participant in the decision to end therapy.
Can you prescribe medication if needed?
As a clinical psychologist, I cannot prescribe medication. At times, we may determine that medication may be a useful adjunct to psychotherapy. If so, I will refer you to one of several psychiatrists with whom I work closely. Throughout your treatment, your psychiatrist and I will regularly communicate to ensure you are receiving the best care.