Telehealth sessions in Maryland and DC



Our team members are based in Maryland and can offer therapy services to anyone in Maryland, DC, and to clients living internationally.

At this time, all of our counseling services are conducted virtually.

To have the best online therapy experience, you will want to make sure you have a decent Internet connection. To create an experience similar to an in-person session, you will want to find a place that is comfortable (so you can relax as much as possible) and private (so you can freely express yourself without worrying about who will hear you).

Recent studies show that online therapy is as effective as in-person counseling. We would not offer online therapy if we were not confident in its ability to replicate the success of in-person counseling while offering the added benefits of:

  • Being time effective
  • Allowing flexibility in your schedule
  • Accommodating multiple family members in a session (ex. couples counseling, family counseling)

All of our therapists bring their therapy expertise and various clinical special interests to our practice. You can learn more About Our Therapists here (link to About Our Therapists page).

When you read more about our therapists and how they might be able to speak to your counseling needs, you can contact us and let us know about your interest in working with them. From there, we can answer some of the questions you might have about our therapists, and we can help you determine if working with them would be a good fit.

When you first begin sessions, we recommend that you meet with your therapist on a weekly basis, as this allows your therapist to best monitor and adjust your roadmap for therapy so that you make progress. Once you begin making and sustaining progress, the need for sessions will become less frequent, and you can adjust how often you meet with your therapist based on your situation and your therapist’s recommendation.

While we do not have an exact timeline of when clients might expect to make progress in their sessions, the typical progression for frequency of sessions is as follows:

  • Meeting once a week
  • Meeting twice a month/every other week
  • Meeting once a month
  • Graduating from therapy

A standard therapy session— whether for individual, couples, or family counseling— is 55 minutes in length.

In some instances, clients might request extended sessions with their therapist, in which case the session is pro-rated and charged accordingly.

Our therapists have availability throughout the week, Monday through Friday. Depending on the day, our therapists offer time slots from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

In special circumstances, our therapists might be able to offer you an appointment time outside of these hours in order to accommodate your schedule. This can be discussed with your therapist during the first session, or whenever the need arises

Yes, if it is needed and in your best interest, we will collaborate with your doctors, other therapists, psychiatrists, schools, etc. This is actually a standard practice for us, to partner with and communicate with your other providers in bringing the best care possible to you.

All we need from you is a signed release of information consent form, which your therapist will be able to provide.


Prior to your first session, you will have completed several forms that will give your therapist an idea of your presenting needs. Your therapist will review your forms prior to your first session and prepare for your first session based on the information you provide.

From there, your therapist will gather more information about you during the first session as a follow-up to the information given in the paperwork, and your therapist will work with you to create a roadmap of your sessions and expected goals for therapy.

In couples counseling, both partners will meet with the therapist during the first session; in the following two sessions, each partner will meet individually with the therapist.

Prior to your session, you will receive a link from your therapist via Simple Practice to attend your session remotely. Simple Practice is a HIPAA-compliant online platform for safely conducting therapy sessions.

You can join the session as early as 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.


Please refer to our About Our Therapists page (link to page) for more information regarding fees.

At the time of filling out the initial paperwork prior to your first session, you will be asked to provide your credit card information via the client portal in Simple Practice. At the end of every session, your card will be charged for the session amount.

If you are not enrolled in AutoPay, you can do so by logging in to your client portal and making sure that option is checked.

We understand that sometimes, last-minute unexpected situations can arise! If you ever need to make a cancellation less than 24 hours prior to your session, you can let us know by the following methods:

  • Email us at
  • Call our Office Manager at 410-949-1238 x100, where you will be able to connect with our Office Manager
  • Call your therapist directly at 410-949-1238 and use their respective extension number

Please note that for the first late cancellation, there is a fee of $100 you will be responsible for paying. After the first late cancellation, the fee for every subsequent session canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be the full session amount.

Cancellations made with at least 24 hours’ notice will not need to pay any fees.

We are an out-of-network and fee-for-service practice, meaning that we do not participate in any insurance programs.

While we do not accept payment from insurance companies, almost all of the clinical services we provide are reimbursable by insurance, and most of our clients receive reimbursement from their insurance company according to the out-of-network benefits they have.

Yes, we will submit your receipts after each session to your insurance companies. Once a month, we will also provide a superbill to your insurance company, which is how you will receive reimbursement from them.

This is a service that we offer free-of-charge.

For health-related medical reasons, it is very common to use insurance, but for mental health and therapy, the situation is slightly different. We would like you to make an informed decision about whether it’s best to use medical insurance for therapy sessions.

We don’t accept insurance in our practice for several reasons:

  • Insurance companies can dictate the treatment you receive (ie. how often you meet for sessions, the maximum number of sessions you may need regardless of the diagnosis, etc.).
  • On a regular basis, we have to write a report that shows what progress, if any, you are making with your therapist. These reports will determine whether your insurance company approves more sessions or not.
  • We learned that more than a dozen people at your insurance company look at the report with your mental disorder diagnosis before making a payment on the account.
  • Participating with insurance companies compromises your privacy. Private issues you discuss in your therapy sessions are no longer between you and your therapist as your insurance company will have access to this information and can retain this information for as long as possible.

We’ve listed our reasons for not participating with insurance companies, and now the decision is up to you for whether you would like to pursue services that do use your insurance. To make an informed decision, you can follow these steps:

  • Contact your therapist to know and discuss the requirements for using insurance to cover the cost of counseling sessions.
  • Contact your insurance company using the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card to know the required steps for using your plan. You can also address any follow-up questions you may have directly with your insurance company.
  • If you decide to pursue counseling services that use your insurance, you can ask your insurance company for a list of local providers that accept your plan.

Unfortunately, using insurance means that your insurance company will have knowledge about your issues and can even dictate how we proceed with your counseling sessions. Using insurance also means that there will be a well-documented paper trail of your issues and the progress, if any, you make during sessions.

Usually, most clients experience significant improvement from their sessions, within the first few months of counseling! At this point, you would be able to discuss with your therapist the possibility to reduce the frequency of sessions, which would affect how often you pay for sessions.


You may have specific questions related to one of our specialty counselings, which you can read more about below. We’ve also provided a link to our specialty counseling pages, which will include other frequently asked questions some clients may have related to that type of therapy.

Anxiety Therapy:

Understandably, you may worry that if you delve into the root cause of your anxiety you could somehow exacerbate your symptoms. However, the good news is the opposite is true. Seeking therapy with a counselor who allows you to explore the interplay of mind and body can lead to diminished social anxiety over time. As you learn to recognize the thoughts and experiences that trigger anxiety, you will learn effective ways of overcoming it. Taking the time to reflect inwardly will give you the clarity and confidence that sustainable change is possible.

Learn more about our Anxiety Therapy services.

Couples Therapy:

It’s common for one partner to be reluctant to seek couples therapy. Even though you believe attending therapy together would be more beneficial, no one can force counseling on anyone else. However, your partner’s lack of desire shouldn’t hold you back from attending individual counseling. The hope is that by attending counseling individually, your interactions with your partner will improve and positively shift the dynamic of your relationship. When they notice the change, they’ll be more open to the benefits of couples therapy.

Learn more about our Couples Therapy services.

Depression Therapy:

If you currently lack the desire to participate in activities, you may doubt you have the motivation to attend therapy. However, it’s helpful to understand that low motivation is a temporary symptom. As you start to feel better, your motivation will gradually return, making it easier to commit to regular appointments. What’s more, our services are also available online, offering you the comfort and convenience to attend sessions from home.

Learn more about our Depression Therapy services.

Trauma Therapy:

If you currently lack the desire to participate in activities, you may doubt you have the motivation to attend therapy. However, it’s helpful to understand that low motivation is a temporary symptom. As you start to feel better, your motivation will gradually return, making it easier to commit to regular appointments. What’s more, our services are also available online, offering you the comfort and convenience to attend sessions from home.

Learn more about our Trauma Therapy services.

Family Therapy:

It makes sense that you feel so resigned and discouraged. After all, how can a therapist who doesn’t know your family help you? But you might be surprised by how powerful and healing the safe space of therapy can be. The controlled environment of counseling allows the different parts of each family member to come forward. Suddenly, you’re able to say things you’ve never expressed to each other before and experience your relationships differently. Although it can sometimes be hard work, family therapy does work.

Learn more about our Family Therapy services.

Expatriate Therapy:

We offer services virtually through our HIPAA-compliant online platform, Simple Practice, so that you can attend sessions from wherever you are located abroad!

Additionally, our therapists offer various times for sessions throughout the week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM EST to 8:00 PM EST. They can be flexible in finding a time that works best for you.

Learn more about our Expatriate Counseling services.

Substance Abuse Counseling:

Often times, when people try to justify their behaviors or habits and circumvent seeking therapy, those people are often the ones that would benefit most from counseling! Even when you try to justify that your situation “is not that bad/is not that much of an issue”, that may mean you are still experiencing things that are bad or could turn worse if left unaddressed. You can’t spot self-deception in yourself!

During our free screening/intake call (which would take place before you meet with a therapist), we will conduct a brief risk assessment to make sure that our therapists are able to meet your needs. Usually, we do not see clients who are actively using substances to the point of harm to themselves, and in such an instance, we will refer clients to get an assessment from a clinic, other healthcare providers, or specialists who can better meet their needs to help with detox, meds, etc.

While we can’t prescribe medication to manage potential withdrawals or symptoms from substance use, we will refer you to specialized providers/psychiatrists who can do so. If we work together we will continue to coordinate treatment care with any other provider involved in your care so we can set you up for a successful outcome in therapy.

Learn more about our Substance Abuse Counseling services

Therapy for Teens:

Developmentally speaking, it’s normal—healthy, in fact—for adolescents to push away from authority figures to assert independence. However, because we lack adult mentors within our culture they can relate to, teens are often left to navigate challenges alone or rely on other confused peers for guidance. The relationship your teen develops with their therapist has the potential to be that mentor. In therapy, we will strive to gain your teen’s trust by making sure they feel understood without taking a side. They’ll be allowed to explore their inner world without shame, blame, or embarrassment, which can be incredibly valuable for their emotional growth.

Learn more about our Therapy for Teens services.