FAQs

FAQs

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 $225 for 45-minutes and $250 for 60-minutes. Group therapy fees are typically $125 per session. To reserve an Initial Diagnostic Evaluation or a space in group therapy, a $125 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.

Rates

The fees for appointments are $225 for 45-minutes and $250 for 60-minutes. Group therapy fees are typically $125 per session. To reserve an Initial Diagnostic Evaluation or a space in group therapy, a $125 deposit is required. You may be required to pay a 50% deposit for some therapy groups.

Payment

I accept all major credit cards as forms of payment. You are responsible for paying your full session fee at the time of service.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 48 business hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. A cancelation for Monday at 9am must be made by Thursday at 9am the week prior.

Insurance

I am not in-network with any insurance companies.  You are responsible for paying your full session fee at the time of service.  If you decide to submit claims to your insurance company for reimbursement for any out-of-network benefits you might have, you may do so and I will provide you with a Superbill through the client portal each month for this purpose.

Check with your Insurance Company directly about Reimbursement

You’ll need to know the specific procedure code I would use for the particular session.

  • In-Person Session Procedure Codes
    • 90834 for a 45-minute session
    • 90837 for a 55-minute session
    • 90846 Family Therapy without patient
    • 90847 Family Therapy with patient
    • 90853 Group Therapy
    • 90887 for a Consultation
    • 90791 for the initial 120-minute psychiatric diagnostic evaluation which only applies to the first in-person session with new patients
  • Video Session Procedure Codes
    • 90834 (95) for a 45-minute video session
    • 90837 (95) for a 55-minute video session
    • 90846 (95) Family Therapy without patient
    • 90847 (95) Family Therapy with patient
    • 90853 (95) Group Therapy
    • 90887 (95) for a Consultation
    • 90791 (95) for the initial 120-minute psychiatric diagnostic evaluation which only applies to the first video session with new patients

Ask your insurance company about your deductible as this might need to be met before you get any reimbursement for session fees.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals, who are not enrolled in a plan of coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan of coverage, both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

– You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
– You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
– If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
– Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019.

Any Other Questions

Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!