I’m interested in getting into therapy. What do I do next?
Call (240) 470-9404 to set up an appointment or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We can do a free 15 minute phone consultation where we talk about what you’re looking for, answering any questions you may have and then setting up an intake appointment if you’re interesting in scheduling.
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 what I specialize in, however I also have other areas I really enjoy working with such as: chronic illness, autoimmune diagnosis, social anxiety, insomnia, substance abuse recovery, trauma, and transitions such as, going through a break up or divorce. I also enjoy working with female adolescents on confidence building, body image, social anxiety and managing perfectionist tendencies.
What can I expect during my first session?
You can expect a warm, nonjudgemental atmosphere where we get to know each other. During our first session we will go over paperwork, discuss the therapy process, your background, history and recommendations. It lasts an average of 50 minutes to an hour.
I believe my child/ loved one may have an eating disorder. Should I set up an appt. for them?
Having a loved one struggle with an eating disorder can feel very isolating and hopeless at times. It’s recommended to do a phone consultation to see where your loved one is and what level of treatment is most beneficial for their healing.
Do you accept insurance?
Therapy is an investment where you have the opportunity for growth and improvement in your life. When you make the decision to get into therapy, it shows that you’re committed in doing the work it takes to make lasting, life-style changes and I can become laser-focused on your goals. Therefore, therapy is an out of pocket investment. 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.
I have a high profile job and am worried about seeking counseling. What should I do?
This is something that is common near the Washington D.C./ Fort Meade area. If you are concerned about confidentiality and seeking help I would recommend seeking out a free phone consultation so we can discuss in detail your concerns and measures taken to protect your confidentiality.
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. As your therapist I am hyper-focused on meeting your therapy goals and then transitioning you out of therapy.
How do you accept payments?
I accept credits cards, checks and cash. All checks can be made out to Collide Behavioral Health.