Fees & Insurance

Flowers in Glass Jar
Fees

 

As of September 1, 2021, fees are as follows:

 

For couples:

  • 90 minute initial consultation: $275

  • 80 minute follow up session: $245

  • 50 minute follow up session: $195

 

​For individuals:

  • 60 minute initial consultation: $175

  • 50 minute follow up session: $165

 

Most people start with weekly 50 minute sessions and then adjust as needed. For couples, there is an optional Gottman assessment, which is a comprehensive, online evaluation of your relationship. The fee for the Gottman assessment is $75 per couple.

I will automatically charge your credit card at the end of each session, unless you request to pay by check or cash.

 

 

Sliding Scale

I set aside several reduced fee time slots per week specifically for people with limited financial resources or insurance coverage. The sliding scale for couples is $100-$200, and for individuals it is $80-$150. The fee depends on household income and out-of-network insurance benefits. I also participate in the Open Path Collective to offer reduced fee therapy in some cases. Please contact me for details.

Insurance

I do not participate in any private insurance plans. However, in many cases, insurance companies will pay for 50-80% of the cost of therapy through out-of-network benefits. I can help you understand your benefits so that therapy is more affordable for you. I can provide documentation for you to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement.

To find out what your out-of-network benefits are, call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have benefits for out-of-network psychotherapy?

  • Is there a deductible? How much have I reached? When does the deductible reset (usually it is January 1)?

  • What are the out-of-network benefits for CPT codes 90791 (initial assessment), 90834 (individual psychotherapy), 90837 (individual psychotherapy), and 90847 (conjoint/family therapy)?

  • Do I have coverage for therapy via teletherapy (video or phone), with the modifier code 95? This is usually indicated on your receipt or claim by adding "95" to the billing code, i.e. 90834-95 is for an individual session via teletherapy.

  • Do I need any pre-authorization to receive these services out-of-network?

  • Can I submit claims electronically? How long does it take to process?

For insurance purposes, my billing zip code (business address) is 20009. I am fully licensed in MD, VA and DC.

Please note that to receive out-of-network insurance benefits, you will have to meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis (such as anxiety, depression, etc.) and this diagnosis will become part of your medical record. Please feel free to discuss any concerns with your therapist.