PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, I’m offering teletherapy via a HIPPA-compliant video platform and am unable to see clients in person at this time.
How does teletherapy work?
We meet online via a HIPPA-compliant video platform called Doxy.me. Please arrive a few minutes before our session time in a private space without distractions. A closed door and headphones help ensure privacy. Some insurance companies may not reimburse for teletherapy, so please check if that is a concern. Your insurance statement will include the teletherapy CPT code modifier 95.
How do we begin working together?
Please review these FAQs for information on insurance, fees, and my therapeutic style.
If it seems like a good fit, please reach out via email to make an appointment or schedule a free 15-minute call to discuss what’s bringing you to therapy. I’ll also share insight into my style as a therapist.
Next, we’ll set an appointment and I’ll follow up via email with a few forms to fill out and bring completed to our first session.
During our first few sessions we’ll discuss your history, current situation and concerns, and goals for therapy. We’ll also explore resources and helpful tools to practice between our sessions. This initial period allows us to get to know one another and explore how best to serve your needs.
What is your style?
I’m honored to be part of my clients’ journey and my style is warm and collaborative. I bring two decades of experience as a mindfulness practitioner, yoga teacher, and wellness entrepreneur which offers a holistic mind and body focus to my work.
We meet in a light-filled setting in the heart of Dupont Circle over a cup of tea. Our sessions include tangible takeaways coupled with supportive encouragement and deep listening.
What is your treatment approach?
Pulling from various styles such as positive psychology, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, strength-based, and transpersonal, our work is tailored specifically for you. My goal is to help you gain insight, reduce stress and anxiety, set goals, clarify dreams, uncover strengths, plus develop and deepen coping skills. By providing a safe space, we work together to expand self-understanding and self-compassion while making small shifts to move you forward.
What is your fee?
My fee is $170 per 50-minute session.
How long are sessions?
Our sessions are 50 minutes.
What payment methods do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and all major credit and debit cards. Payment is due at the start of each session.
Do you accept insurance?
I’m an out-of-network provider and do not work directly with any insurance company in-network. You may be eligible for partial reimbursement depending on your plan. For your convenience, I will provide you with a monthly statement to submit for reimbursement.
What should I ask my insurance company?
My services may be reimbursable through your plan’s out-of-network mental health benefits. Prior to beginning treatment, I encourage you to verify your coverage by asking: Does my plan include coverage for out-of-network mental health services? How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider? What is my deductible for out-of-network services and has it been met? Do I have a session limit? What form(s) do I need for submitting my invoice(s) to receive my out-of-network benefits? Is teletherapy covered?
How often do we meet?
For continuity, I prefer to meet with clients once a week. Together we will coordinate a schedule that works best with your preferences, finances, and issues.
Is everything I tell you confidential?
Everything you tell me is confidential with a few exceptions: If I feel that you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, I can break confidentiality to keep you/others safe. If I hear about the abuse (or suspected abuse) of anyone under the age of 18, an elderly person, or someone with a disability, I am mandated to report it. If confidential information is subpoenaed in a court of law, I must comply with the subpoena and this would not happen without your prior knowledge.
If I don’t live in the DC area, can we still work together?
Yes, I am offering teletherapy during the pandemic via a HIPPA-compliant platform. I also offer coaching via phone for clients outside the DC area. Coaching is different from deeper therapeutic work and is $199/50 minutes. To schedule an appointment, email me and we’ll discuss next steps.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
Although issues such as family and work emergencies, childcare issues, or illness may arise that make it challenging to keep your appointment, I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Since the appointment time has been set aside just for you, there will be a full session charge for any canceled within 24 hours.
It’s snowing! What’s your inclement weather policy?
If the federal government closes, we can meet in person if you can safely get to the office, reschedule our appointment, or hold a phone session. If the federal government does not close, sessions remain as scheduled.
How do I contact you?
You can reach me via email, phone and text (202.827.5425). I will get back to you as soon as possible—typically within 24 business hours. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.