Health Insurance Plans Accepted

BlueCross BlueShield (all plan) 


Johns Hopkins – Employer Health Programs (EHP)

Johns Hopkins – US Family Health Plan (USFHP)

 Cigna (all plan) 

United Healthcare

Maryland Medicaid 

Maryland Medicare

We are considered an In-Network provider with the above insurances and are accepting new individual clients. Please call for benefit information or if you have any questions about using your health insurance for services. If we are not contracted with your insurance company as an In-Network provider, then we can provide additional options that may provide full or partial coverage for our services.  Please be aware couples and family sessions are self-pay due the level of involvement and intensity.  As an additional complementary service, our billing specialist will submit all required forms and claims to your insurance for you to receive Out-of-Network benefits.  

Private Pay Fees & Rates

Initial Intakes


*Please be aware couples and family sessions are self-pay due the level of involvement and intensity. Unfortunately, insurance is set up to pay for the treatment of diagnosable mental health conditions, not relationships. If insurance does cover couples therapy under your plan, it usually only covers a shortened, 45-53 minute session. In order to give you the best care, according to Dr. Gottman’s research, I provide 90-minute sessions not covered by insurers, and I refrain from diagnosing you merely for the sake of coverage. Therefore couples wanting Gottman-informed couples counseling with me must opt-out of using their insurance for our sessions. 

Please call (301-945-7896) for more information.

Common Qs And As:

1. What is the Cancellation Policy?

We know life happens and cancellation of therapy appointments will occur. However, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance in order for another individual to fill that time. When cancellation does not occur within the 24 hours, then a $65 will be charged.

2. What is a Good Faith Estimates?

Also known as the Surprise Act. As of January 1, 2022, state-licensed or certified health care providers need to give a Good Faith Estimate of healthcare charges to every new and continuing client who is either uninsured or is not planning to submit a claim to their insurance for the healthcare services they seek.

3. How will I receive my Good Faith Estimates?

Our billing department will provide you with a good faith estimate via email prior to sessions. This Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created, and does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment.

4. Is Home-Based Therapy Available?

At this time in our practice, we ONLY offer home and or community-based therapy on a private/self-pay basis primarily for parent-child issues. Therapy appointments at home are still given the same requirements of an office visit including maintaining confidentiality and a quiet place to engage in therapeutic conversation with no interruptions.