Frequently Asked Questions

What is online therapy?

I provide therapy in online sessions because many people recognize the benefits of therapy, yet find it difficult to find an affirming, culturally responsive therapist near them. My hope is to make therapy accessible to those who would not otherwise engage in this process for any number of reasons such as long commutes, child-care challenges, work-related travel, physical disabilities, and chronic illness. Through online therapy, I can work with people in more than 30 U.S. states.

Online therapy (telementalhealth) has the same benefits as in-person therapy, all from the comfort of your own home or safe space. It allows you to access the mental health services you need while offering more opportunities to fit it into your schedule.

I use a secure, encrypted, HIPAA-compliant web platform to meet with clients. All you need is an internet-connected device with a camera and microphone, and a private space in which you can talk freely.

How often will we meet?

The frequency of your sessions will depend on your needs and your schedule. However, I do recommend that most clients meet with me on a weekly basis to start, which allows us to build rapport and safety. In times of increased stress we may discuss meeting more frequently, and as you make progress we will begin discussing  spacing your sessions to once every two weeks, and over time to monthly sessions.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are a clinical hour (about 50 minutes long) and scheduled between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Who goes to therapy?

There is no one “right reason” to go therapy. People often fear that their struggle is not “a big enough deal” or that they will “waste” my time. The reality is that I work with individuals from all walks of life who are interested in understanding themselves better and in changing the habits that may keep them from living the life they imagined. Whether you’re a college student, a new parent, a working professional, or retired, I’m here to help you examine the emotional pain you may continue to carry, evaluate how you may inadvertently be getting in your own way, and support you as you find a way to move forward intentionally.

What if I need to Cancel or Reschedule?

Please note that my office policy requires that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that you cannot keep a scheduled appointment. Doing so will allow me to offer that time to another client. Missed appointments and those canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed at the session fee rate.

How much does Therapy cost?

Please see the services page for more information.

Do you Accept Insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider, and while I do not bill to health insurance companies I am happy to provide you with the necessary documentation so that you may submit claims to your health insurance company for potential reimbursement. I recommend that potential new clients call their health insurance company and ask: 

  • Does my specific plan have out-of-network benefits?
  • The CPT code for a typical telehealth psychotherapy session is 90834.95.
  • What is the reimbursement rate if I pay out of pocket to see a licensed clinical psychologist who is out of network? 
  • Do I need prior authorization? 
  • Is there a limit on how many sessions per year that my health insurance will cover?
  • Does my plan have a deductible, out-of-pocket limits, copays or coinsurance? 
  • What is the process for submitting claims?

Where do you practice?

I am based out of northern Virginia, and authorized under the PSYPACT interstate compact to practice telepsychology with clients located in participating states. As of now, there are 31 states that have enacted the PSYPACT legislation that allow me to practice telepsychology within their jurisdiction:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Connecticut passed legislation to adopt the compact starting in October 2022.

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