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    Therapy FAQs

    Do you offer in-person or online sessions?

    We offer both in-person and online therapy sessions to individuals in Maryland and DC, so we can best fit your needs.

    Some of our clients prefer to have virtual sessions in the comfort of their own homes, while others favor face-to-face sessions.

    What are your hours?

    Our hours vary, as each one of our clinicians works different hours. We can work around your schedule. Please reach out to learn about our availability. 

    How much do sessions cost and do you take insurance? 

    We are a Private Pay Practice

    Individual Sessions cost $175-$195 per 50-minute session.

    Couples Sessions cost $210-$225_per 50-minute session.

    We are out-of-network for most insurances

    To ease any concerns, we have teamed up with Mentaya Health to assist in filing out-of-network claims, which could qualify you for reimbursements. 

    We’re dedicated to finding the right therapeutic solution for you.

    You can also use this link to check if you are in our network:

    What is a typical session like?

    We are a client-centered practice, so no two clients are alike. In our initial sessions, we take the time to get to know you and discuss your personal history. After our initial session, here’s a general idea of what you can expect a session to look like: 

    • Welcoming: The therapist creates a safe space and checks in on your well-being.
    • Review: Your previous therapy session might be briefly revisited to track your progress. 
    • Discussion: You share your thoughts and feelings, while your therapist listens, provides feedback, and guides the conversation.
    • Interventions: Specific therapeutic techniques or exercises may be introduced based on your needs.
    • Feedback: Therapists offer insights or reflections on the session’s discussion.

    Our aim is to create a supportive environment where you feel understood and valued. Each session can vary based on your therapist’s style and your needs.

    What is the youngest age you work with?

    We provide services to teen girls and women ages 13 and up.

    What type of therapy services do you offer?

    We offer a variety of services to our clients to best fit your needs.

    Some of these include: 

    • EMDR and IFS Therapy for trauma, depression, and anxiety.
    • CBT for addressing cognitive distortions and developing healthier thought and behavior patterns.
    • DBT for regulating emotions and building interpersonal effectiveness.

    What are your areas of expertise? 

    Our areas of expertise include:

    How do I get started? 

    To get started, just click this link to schedule a free consultation with us and we will reach out shortly! 

    You can also call our Intake Line at 301-679-7753.

    How long do I need to be in therapy before I start to feel better?

    Everyone’s journey is unique. You might find yourself feeling better after just a few sessions or it may take a little longer. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy solution. Our caring, empathetic counselors will work with you to ensure you are going at exactly the pace you’re meant to be.  

    How often will you want to see me? 

    How often we see you will depend on your individual needs and goals. Typically, we begin with weekly sessions and adjust based on your progress and needs. 

    How long are the sessions?

    Sessions are typically 50 minutes long. 

    What problems does therapy help with?

    • Therapy helps with many problems, issues, and disorders. Some of these include: 
    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Grief and separation 
    • Issues with self-esteem and self-worth
    • Culturally sensitive issues
    • Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder
    • Major life transitions 
    • Unmanageable stress and anger
    • Relationship and marriage issues
    • Family conflict 
    • Career planning 

    How do you approach and address issues of cultural sensitivity and diversity?

    We deeply value cultural sensitivity and diversity. We approach these issues by fostering an inclusive environment, respecting various perspectives, and avoiding stereotypes. Our interactions are guided by a commitment to respect and understand all individuals. 

    How do you approach issues related to gender identity or sexual orientation?

    We approach issues of gender identity and sexual orientation with affirmative care and validation. We make sure our clients feel seen, heard, and supported in their unique experiences. 

    How do you help clients develop coping skills and resilience?

    Through evidence-based techniques and personalized strategies that are comprehensive and individualized, we guide clients in building resilience and effective coping mechanisms to navigate life’s challenges.

    Some ways we build coping skills and resilience include helping clients recognize and tackle triggers and guiding them in addressing internal conflicts among different parts of themselves.

    How do you help clients improve communication and interpersonal relationships?

    We teach clients active listening, assertiveness, and conflict resolution skills, allowing them to enhance their relationships and effectively express their needs. These practices lead to more fulfilling, healthier personal relationships. 

    How do you help clients set healthy boundaries in their relationships?

    We provide our clients with tools and strategies to identify, communicate, and maintain boundaries with others that ensure their emotional and physical well-being. 

    What makes your practice unique?

    Our practice stands out through personalized care and cutting-edge expertise. We tailor solutions to your specific needs, ensuring effective results. Our team’s innovative and integrative approach, combined with years of experience, sets us apart, delivering exceptional and individualized outcomes for every client.

    How is talking to your different from talking to a friend or family member?

    A mental health professional provides objective, trained guidance without judgment.

    They teach new problem-solving skills and provide different perspectives compared to friends or family. Relying solely on loved ones can risk future discomfort as they might remind you of challenging times. 

    How do you address issues of trust and building a therapeutic relationship with clients?

    We believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space, emphasizing empathy and consistent support to foster trust and a strong therapeutic bond. We want you to feel like you can tell us anything, and we work tirelessly to cultivate that trust.

    How do you tell we are a good fit?

    A therapeutic fit is measured by your comfort level, your sense of being understood, and the impact of our sessions. It’s a mutual feeling of connection and trust.

    How do I prepare for my first session?

    Come as you are, with an open mind. Consider jotting down any questions or concerns you may have. It’s your time, and this is your journey, so prioritize what you wish to discuss. 

    Can’t I just take medication? 

    Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes you may need medication in conjunction with counseling. 

    Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on the strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals in life.

    Ready to Get Started?

    If you’re ready to get started or have more questions, contact us today for a free consultation or call us on our Intake Line 301-679-7753.

    It’s important to note that everyone’s therapy journey is unique, and you may have other questions specific to your situation or needs. This process is about your personal growth. 

    It’s important to feel comfortable asking questions and having open communication with your therapist to ensure that you get the most out of your therapy experience. 

    Contact us to learn more! 

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