I don’t live near Annapolis. Can I still get help?
If you live in the state of Maryland online counseling can be an easy, convenient way to get help. Intake appointments are conducted in the office where we can discuss the option of online counseling further. If you are not a Maryland resident I suggest searching PsychologyToday.com for an eating disorder specialists in your area.
Do you only see eating disorders?
No, I see a wide array of issues and help people who want to improve their emotional wellbeing. Eating disorder work is my area of clinical concentration, however I also have other areas I really enjoy working with such as: high achiever anxiety , body image therapy, depression and life transitions such as divorce or break ups.
What ages do you see?
I see both adults and teens for therapy.
What can I expect during my first appointment?
You’ll enter a warm , relaxing atmosphere where we can get to know each other better. After your phone consultation you’ll be sent paperwork electronically so you don’t have to waste time signing forms during our 1st meeting. We’ll complete an intake where we discuss your history, what you would like to achieve in therapy and what the process will look like. It lasts an average of 75 minutes.
Take a peek here to see what to expect when stepping into the office.
Do you accept insurance?
Therapy is an investment where you have the opportunity for growth and improvement in your life. I am an out of network provider for most insurance companies. For more information on using your out of network benefits for therapy, click here. Often clients are able to use their Health Savings Account to pay for sessions and/or received out of network reimbursement from their insurance. If you need an in-network therapy provider I suggest searching your local Psychology Today listings.
How long am I going to be in therapy for?
As long as you need, and not any longer. It can vary from person to person on how long therapy lasts. On average I tell clients to expect at least 6 months of therapy, and often a year or longer. For more information on therapy for binge eatingclick here.
How do you accept payments?
I accept credits cards, checks and cash. All checks can be made out to Collide Behavioral Health, LLC. Also, health savings accounts are frequently able to be used.