Frequently asked questions
How do I get started?
Call, email, text or schedule a free phone consultation online.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes! I accept CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna.
Self pay clients: services must be paid in full with debit, credit, HSA or FSA cards. Clients will receive receipts for service that can be used at your discretion to seek possible reimbursement from your health insurance.
How much does it cost?
50 minute individual therapy session-$120
50 minute couples therapy session-$140
75 minute couples therapy session-$210
How many sessions should I attend to see improvements?
It depends but typically 8-10 sessions. This is an ongoing assessment between therapist and client. The client is the expert on their desired result and progress discharge.
What happens if I need to cancel the session?
Please give 24 hours notice to cancel the session so that another person can use the time. Failure to give 24 hours notice will result in being charged a $50 late cancellation fee. There is a no show fee of $100. You have a 15 minute grace period after which you will be charged the no show fee.
What are your credentials?
I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, independently licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
What is a marriage and family therapist and how do they compare to other therapists?
Check out this link from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Where are you located?
I'm located in Hyattsville, MD
Can I do an in person session?
No all sessions are conducted through video conference (Telemental Health). You have to reside in MD, VA, or DC.
What is Telemental health?
Telemental health goes by many names. It is often referred to as distance counseling, online counseling, telebehavioral health, telemental health, virtual therapy – the list goes on! Overall, these terms refer to receiving therapy/counseling via video or chat. Telehealth has been around for decades and has been proven to be just as effective as traditional in-person services.
Is Telemental health confidential?
I use an encrypted, HIPAA-secure web portal called
Doxy.me for my telelmental health sessions. At the start time of session, you will
click here which will take you to a secure ‘virtual therapy room’ that will feel similar to Skype or Facetime, but provides a higher level of privacy and security. Confidentiality of sessions is treated the same way that it is for in-person therapy.