If you would like to schedule an appointment with a therapist, call our office at 301-620-8700. Our therapy fees vary based on the therapist’s clinical status. Please discuss therapy fees at the time of your initial phone discussion with your therapist.
When you’ve decided to call us, here’s what you can expect:
1. Call our office at 301-620-8700. Ask to speak to the intake coordinator, or follow the voicemail prompts for a first-time caller. You will be prompted to leave a message, which should include your name, phone number and times you can be reached.
2. Our intake coordinator will promptly return your call. Please be prepared to provide personal information, as well as insurance information, if applicable. This conversation will take approximately 5-10 minutes.
3. When requested, our business manager will then contact your insurance company to secure benefits. We are usually able to secure benefits for our clients who have out-of-network coverage available on PPO and POS insurance plans.
4. Your information will then be passed on to the therapist, and they will call to set up your first appointment time. Please see the “Our Staff” page for more information about our therapists.
5. The initial appointment length can vary depending on the therapist and the type of services you are requesting.
- Much of the time, you can expect that your first appointment will be two hours long. It will include filling out some forms, your first session with the therapist, and some type of assessment.
- You will be asked to do three things:
- Fill out the “Client Information and Agreement” sheet – this will inform you of your responsibilities in the therapeutic relationship.
- Complete the “Religious-Spiritual Client Intake” form – this will let your therapist know how you prefer to have your spiritual values incorporated into the therapy experience.
- Fill out some form of a preliminary diagnostic measure to give your therapist a rudimentary understanding of your personality and/or a basic measure of that issue for which you are coming to therapy.
6. At the beginning of your initial session with your therapist, she or he will communicate information about confidentiality and the basics of what you can expect in the therapy relationship.
7. At the end of your first session, you and your therapist will determine when your next appointment may be.