Before We Meet

Please make initial contact with me via phone or email.  I will conduct a brief screening to assess if I'm an appropriate fit for you and we'll schedule our first appointment.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia, my services qualify for reimbursement under many insurance plans.  I currently practice as an "out-of-network" provider since this allows me to provide treatment independent of insurance rules and guidelines.  

 

I recommend that you contact your insurance company to see if any portion of my services as an "out-of-network" provider will be covered and/or their reimbursement rates.  At the end of the month, I will provide you with a receipt that you can use for out-of-network reimbursement.  The following might be beneficial questions to ask your insurance carrier:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the coverage amount per session?

  • Does my insurance cover out-of-network providers?

Fees

I typically meet with clients once per week for 50 minute sessions.  My current fee is $160 for individual sessions, $180 for family, and $200 for PCIT sessions.

My fees are industry standard for DC, and I accept cash and all major credit cards.  I also have a small number of reduced fee hours based on financial necessity.  Please do not hesitate to ask.  

Our First Few Sessions

Our first three sessions will be a time for us to get to see if our therapeutic relationship is a good fit and if my services will be appropriate for the level of care that you need.  We'll talk about your history, why you're here, and I'll review my approach to our work together.

Typical Course of Treatment

The length of our work together varies based on type of treatment, your goals, and how often we're meeting.  We will work together to find the right course of treatment for you.  

Getting Started

1301 K Street NW  Washington, DC 20005     |     903.217.6359     |     info@godfrey-smithcounseling.com