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Money!  Bigger Agh!​!!!

Your health and well-being are invaluable to you, and they matter greatly to me.  Investing your time and money to achieve optimal health and well-being will greatly enhance your quality of life and increase your productivity.  At the same time, your investment must be affordable for you.  To this end, I strive to keep my fees affordable and to maximize your ability to use your health insurance benefits to your greatest advantage.

I participate with a limited number of insurers.  You may also use me as an out-of-network provider; I will provide you with documentation to claim reimbursement based on your out-of-network benefits.

For in-network services, you must provide all benefits information and documentation required for me to submit claims quickly and easily.  Such information includes your health insurance carrier, referral or pre-authorization requirements, co-pays, deductible/co-insurance, any limits on the number of sessions, etc.  If there is a change or a gap in your coverage, you are responsible for any fees that are not covered by your insurance. 

I provide services to a limited number of low-income clients through participation with Medicaid.  In limited circumstances, I may offer a sliding fee to promote or continue your therapeutic services with me.

Co-pays/other fees are expected at the time of services unless other arrangements are made.  You may pay by cash, check, or credit card.  Please read the Client Services Agreement for a detailed explanation of all office policies.

Please feel free to contact me at 240-483-3873 to obtain specific fee information, to ascertain insurance participation, or to discuss your specific circumstances. It is my hope that every person who wants mental health services can obtain them affordably.  To that end, I will strive to accommodate your financial circumstances or assist you in finding another provider if I am unable to do so.


paperwork!  agh!!

I hate paperwork.  It often seems so pointless and redundant.  Even so, paperwork in health care is intended to protect you.  Below are forms that are necessary to begin therapy services with you.  You should read the Client Services Agreement and the Notice of Privacy Practices prior to your first appointment.  Please print and fill out the New Client Information Form, the Acknowledgement and Consent for Treatment, and the Insurance and Financial Summary and Agreement and bring them with you to your first appointment.  This will allow us to spend more time together discussing your needs, rather than focusing on paperwork.  If you have any questions about anything in these materials, we will review and discuss them when we meet.