Frequently Asked Questions

How much does therapy cost?


Our standard rate for a regular therapy appointment for an individual is US$113 for a 45-minute session. For couples or families, our standard rate is $144 for a 45-minute session (couples require a 90-minute session for a total of $288). NOTE: We currently offer a 20% discount for online teletherapy sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic situations. Online sessions for individuals are $90 per 45 minutes and online sessions for couples or families are $115 per 45 minutes. The inital intake appointment lasts longer and is $188 for individuals for a 75-minute session, and $288 for couples/families for a 90-minute in-person session. ($150 and $230 online.) Sessions that exceed these times by more than 10 minutes will be billed accordingly in 15-minute increments. Additional charges also apply for sessions after office hours or on weekends. For those who cannot afford our fees and do not use insurance, rates can be adjusted based on comparing your income with U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines. Please call for more information. More information can be found in our informed consent document available upon request. All rates are in US dollars.




How many sessions will I need?


Sessions are typically scheduled to occur one time per week at the same time and day if possible. Your therapist may suggest a different amount of therapy depending on the nature and severity of your concerns. Your consistent attendance greatly contributes to a successful outcome.

Due to the varying nature and severity of problems and the individuality of each client, we are unable to predict the length of your therapy or to guarantee a specific outcome or result. The length of your treatment depends on the specifics of your treatment plan and the progress you achieve. Most clients see their therapist once a week for 3 to 4 months. After that, they meet less often for several months. Therapy then usually comes to an end.




Is therapy really beneficial?


The benefits of therapy have been demonstrated through research. People who are depressed may find their mood lifting. Others may no longer feel afraid, angry, or anxious. In therapy, people have a chance to talk things out fully until their feelings are relieved or the problems are solved. Your relationships and coping skills may improve greatly. You may get more satisfaction out of social and family relationships. Your personal goals and values may become clearer. You may grow in different areas of your life.




Do you take insurance?


We are currently in the process of getting on multiple insurance panels. However, we will provide you with a 'super bill' that you can submit to your insurance for an out-of-network reimbursement.




What if I can't make a scheduled appointment?


Apart from unpredictable emergencies like snow days or illness, we require a 48-hour notice for cancellation and rescheduling. Otherwise, you may be charged the full session fee at 100%, and this charge may not be covered by insurance.

To reschedule an appointment, select Appointments > Existing clients in the menu bar and follow the instructions there. Alternatively, you can call or email us using the contact information at the bottom of the screen.





Need help for you or your relationship? HigherChange addresses premarital and marriage counseling, dating, sex, infidelity, addiction, pornography, spirituality, depression, anxiety and more. Christian counseling available. Serving Maryland, and California and Singapore via online video teletherapy.

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