What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy approach designed to improve mental health and well being. It is a short-term, problem-focused treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. Exposure therapy is an active ingredient in therapy and helps people to face their fears in a controlled and deliberate way.

Do you only treat the conditions listed on the website?

The services listed on the website are meant to be a snapshot of the conditions I treat. Feel free to reach out to learn more about whether Rockville Therapy Center LLC is the right fit for you. If I am not the right provider, I would be happy to share a list of providers and practices that may better suit your needs.

What are your fees?

The fees for appointments are $200 for 45-minutes and $225 for 60-minutes. Group therapy fees are typically $125 per session. To reserve an Initial Diagnostic Evaluation or a space in group therapy, a $100 deposit is required. In addition, you may be required to pay a 50% deposit for some therapy groups.

What about Medicare?

If you’re a Medicare patient planning to see me, you must sign a Medicare Private Contract before starting treatment indicating that you agree to pay my full fee and that you understand that you will NOT get reimbursed at all-even partially- by Medicare if you submit claims from our sessions. There is usually no benefit to submitting your claims for our sessions unless you have a secondary insurer who needs to see the claim rejected by Medicare before reimbursing you.

How long is treatment?

Length of therapy varies greatly.  I don’t require a minimum or maximum number of sessions.  I will certainly inform you of my clinical impressions regarding stopping or resuming therapy sessions but this will be a discussion between us, not a requirement by me.

That said, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety is a fairly structured treatment that typically takes 16-20 sessions.

What are your hours?

I see patients Monday through Thursday from 9am-5pm (last appointment starts at 4pm). I am often unable to answer the phone but check messages frequently and call or email back within 48 business hours. Email is often the fastest way to reach me.

How does it Work? What do I have to do in Sessions?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, it will be different depending on the individual, though all therapy will be grounded in CBT. We will schedule a feedback session after the Initial Diagnostic Evaluation to outline a treatment plan. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them. The length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

How do I get the most out of therapy?

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of each and every session. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.