Rates and Insurance

Couple's Therapy Rates / Insurance

The following list includes the practical and ethical difficulties that come with taking insurance for couples:

  1. Insurance requires me to diagnose one partner of the couple to ensure that therapy is medically necessary to get reimbursed. This unfairly puts the blame on one half of the couple when the issue is most often due to issues within the couple.
  2. Also, insurance may limit the number of approved visits, and if so, it is rarely enough to resolve the issue.
  3. They will also tell me how to conduct my sessions: For example, if we bill for “depression” on behalf of one spouse, we cannot veer from that topic in session or they will not reimburse.  
  4. In addition, insurance limits the length of our session (52 minutes); however, the usual couples’ session lasts for approximately 2-4 hours to allow the couple to truly address their issues and concerns. 

I cannot serve you best under these conditions, so unfortunately, I cannot accept insurance for couple's counseling.

It is entirely possible that you will find less expensive services.
It's unlikely you will find better.

You have likely put your heart and soul into your intimate relationship and deserve to receive the most effective type of therapy.

I have put my heart and soul into offering you substantial academic education, years of training to counsel couples, supervision to be an expert in couples therapy, years of experience and a passion for working with couples.

My goal is how can I best help you address your needs, concerns and issues, using more than 40 years of research on what makes a successful relationship work. 

I accept cash, check, credit card or Health Savings Account (HSA) payment.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 410-736-8118 or Contact Me


Intensive Couples Therapy Retreat Rates

Sessions are held approximately 4-6 hours a day for 1-3 days. We will have a 30 minute phone call or zoom meeting to design your individualized Retreat based on your needs, such as written exercises, Gottman therapy assessment, summary of the session, feedback and intensive sessions.

All fees must be paid 2 weeks in advance of your Retreat. Therefore, if you need to cancel for any reason, you can cancel 2 weeks before your Retreat for a full refund.

Individual Therapy Fees / Insurance

I accept the following insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

If you use insurance, please be aware that you the insurance requires me to give you a psychological disorder diagnosis and the insurance may ask for your records to decide if the treatment is medically necessary.

Since clients are given a diagnosis (see above), they may be denied life insurance or have an increase in their life insurance premiums and may have difficulty obtaining certain types of jobs .

If you decide to pay out of pocket or use your insurance, you will be expected to pay (cash, check, credit card, or HSA) at the time of service.

You can contact me with your insurance information to find out the approximate co-pay or deductible at 410-736-8118.


Any Other Questions

Please contact me at 410-736-8118 for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

104 Church Lane
Baltimore, MD 21208

(410) 736-8118

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