Women's Psychotherapy Institute, LTD.
FAQs for Women’s Psychotherapy Institute, LTD.
1. Where are your offices? We currently have three locations 5022 Dorsey Hall, Suite 101, Drive Ellicott City, MD 21042; 5074 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 104, Ellicott City, MD 210142 and 2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
2. What are the hours? Hours vary according to each individual therapist’s schedule. We do offer some weekend and evening hours at the 5074 Dorsey Hall Drive address and evening hours at the Chevy Chase address.
3. How long are the sessions? A first session may last 60 to 90 minutes. Follow up session mat be from 45 to 60 minutes or longer when necessary.
4. How many times a week will I meet with my therapist? At the initial intake, the therapist and you will decide how many times a week are recommended. Most often, once a week will be the frequency.
5. What insurance do you accept? Women’s Psychotherapy Institute, Ltd is a group provider with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Other insurances may be accepted by individual therapists. Please be sure to ask if one of our therapists accepts your insurance coverage.
6. How are services billed? Ordinarily, you will be responsible for your deductible, if any, and copays at the time of service. Each therapist bills the insurance for the balance of charges. In case of nonpayment by an insurance company, you may be responsible for follow up with our insurance provider and payment of the balance should insurance refuse to pay.
7. How are missed session handled? Each therapist decides in each case how to manage missed sessions. Usually, there is a charge for a session not canceled at least 24 hours in advance. Please be sure to discuss this with your therapist at the onset of therapy.
8. Do I get to choose my own therapist? After an initial call from a prospective patient, a telephone screening is conducted. This includes information about your location, insurance and reasons for seeking psychotherapy. Additional information may be given; for example, a caller may request a certain kind of approach to treatment. These factors will determine who may be able to see you.
9. Do you use social media? Individual therapists may use email or texting for contacting patients. This is not required, however, and some therapists do not use social media at all. In that case, contact with callers is by telephone.
10. Do you accept credit or debit card? No, all payments are by checks, money order or cash.
11. Is information revealed in session confidential? All information, with the exception of suicidal or homicidal plans and cases of child or elder abuse, is protected by HIPPA. You may consent to release information from your treatment, with a written release form that will be provided by your therapist.
12. Do you see men? Our therapists provide services to men, women and couples.