What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy approach that focuses on improving mental health and well being. It is a short-term, problem-focused treatment that helps people understand the connections among their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and empowers them to address unhelpful patterns. Exposure therapy, a key part of CBT, helps people to face their fears in a safe and gradual way, leading to increased confidence and resilience.
How long is treatment?
The length of therapy can vary significantly and there is no set minimum or maximum number of sessions required. As part of the intake evaluation process is a feedback session in which we co-create an initial treatment plan. That said, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety is a generally a structured treatment that typically involves months, and not years.
How does therapy work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Since each person has unique concerns and therapy goals, the duration of therapy will vary based on individual circumstances. However, all therapy sessions will be rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Following the Initial Diagnostic Evaluation, we will schedule a feedback session to discuss and outline a personalized treatment plan. We adapt the therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs and goals.
How long will it take?
The duration of therapy varies for each individual and depends on personal circumstances. It is not possible to provide a general timeframe as everyone’s goals, commitment, and reasons for seeking therapy are unique.
How do I get the most out of therapy?
We appreciate your commitment to making the most of each session. Your active participation, ongoing feedback, and dedication will play a vital role in achieving your desired outcomes.
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 we treat. Feel free to reach out to learn more about whether Rockville Therapy Center LLC is the right fit for you. If we are not the right provider, we would be happy to share a list of providers and practices that may better suit your needs.
What are your hours?
The practice is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-5pm (last appointment starts at 4pm). In-person services are held on Mondays and Wednesdays only, an telehealth appointments are available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please note that afterschool appointments at 3pm and 4pm tend to be in high demand. Email is the fastest method of communication, typically 3-4 business days. For even faster replies, typically within 2 business days, new clients can contact our Client Coordinator at email@example.com and selective mutism camp clients can contact our Camp Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the fees?
The fees for appointments are $225 for 45-minutes and $250 for 55-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. We accept a limited number of pro bono and sliding fee scale clients through the Pro Bono Counseling Project and the TRUE Center.
We accept all major credit cards as forms of payment. You are responsible for paying your full session fee at the time of service.
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.
We are 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. We provide you with a Superbill through the client portal on the 1st of each month for this purpose.
Check with your insurance company directly about reimbursement
You’ll need to know the specific procedure code used 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
- 90785 Interactive Complexity
- 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
- 90785 (95) Interactive Complexity
- 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.
What about Medicare?
If you’re a Medicare patient planning, 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.
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 us with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!