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Common Questions

Can therapy really help me?

There are many reasons why an individual might seek psychotherapy. Everyone’s motivations are different. Some individuals might need help managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stagnation, poor self-confidence, career or work related issues, etc. Individuals may be experiencing major life stressors or transitions and not handling them well. Therapy can help provide support and build skills. Some individuals may utilize therapy to learn more about themselves and how they can achieve optimal functioning and wellness. Others may need assistance with goal setting, problem solving and decision making. Many individuals are at a place where they want change and believe the guidance and support therapy offers can help them achieve the change they are seeking.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for me?

A good relationship with anyone -- including your therapist -- depends in large part on chemistry. It also depends on transparency. If we work together, I encourage you to let me know if something I say rubs you the wrong way, or if I do anything to let you down. Disappointment is inevitable in any relationship (and in life!); in therapy, the goal is to work through it together.

How do I schedule my appointments?

Please click the "Find a Therapist" button to schedule an initial consultation OR  you can call

301-246-3038 or email to schedule your appointment. Please leave a message. We will return your message within 48 hours.

Do I really need therapy?

Therapy is an important investment in your overall health and well-being. While you may have been able to successfully manage difficult life situations in the past, seeking the guidance and support of a trained therapist allows for another perspective on how to solve your problems. Seeking therapy shows strength, insight, acceptance and a commitment to change. Participation in therapy can lead to lasting cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes in your life.

How can therapy help me?

There are a number of benefits that can be attained from participating in psychotherapy. Therapists can offer you support and help you with personal growth and skill building. Therapists are trained and can provide an objective perspective on your problems and help guide you towards a solution. Therapy is a collaborative process and the outcome is in part dependent on how well you use the process and practice what you learn. Therapy can help you more effectively manage your mood symptoms, help build your self-esteem and confidence, improve assertiveness and communication, help increase cognitive flexibility leading to alternative ways of viewing your difficulties, learn healthy ways to cope with life stressors, increase insight allowing for a better understanding of self, improve mental clarity and change cognitions and behaviors that are not working for you and help you develop new ones.

Is our therapy session confidential?

Therapy sessions are absolutely confidential in almost every instance. Therapists are required by law to protect your privacy and cannot discuss what the two of you talk about in your sessions with anyone else. In addition, therapists are ethically responsible to keep your information confidential. In extreme circumstances of safety, some information may have to be shared, however, it will always be limited and the goal would be to ensure your safety and or the safety of others.

Do you take insurance and how does that work?

Our practice works with patients who are covered by insurance companies and use their out-of-network benefits. We can assist you with figuring out your insurance coverage. We will provide the required documents for you to be reimbursed partially or in full by your insurance company. Please contact us for any insurance or fees related questions. LEARN MORE

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