Call to check, as our availability is always random.
We know that it can be hard to find a therapist right now and we strive to return all calls and email inquiries that we receive.
Our therapists can only hold so many clients at one time in order to give each client the best care possible. We check our availability weekly and openings are based on when clients faze out of therapy.
Our availability depends on many factors such as times/days you are able to be seen consistently, what your insurance plan is and covers, and if we feel what you are looking to work on is in our wheel house.
So give us a call to see if our services fit your needs! Once we get you scheduled you will be directed to access your own online secure portal which is all you need to get started.
We do accept insurance!
It is understood that finances can be a concern. Therapy is offered at a reasonable rate based on the area of service. Please call for more information.
Therapists at MFTS are in-network with a major insurance company, but many people have-out-of-network benefits too. We can check this information for you when you call! We also offer Good Faith Estimates upon request.
We often get potential clients reporting that their insurance does not cover "marriage counseling". It is all based on the codes billed so MFTS can check that for you once you are on board to start working together.
The timeline and frequency of therapy really varies.
Sessions can look different and each person's process is unique. Sessions can consist of venting/processing feelings, exploring ways to feel better, learning about triggers, healing wounds from the past or learning effective ways to communicate and build stronger connections.
The time frame for achieving goals is not predictable. It depends on how deep the issue is and how you work through it.
Therapy is typically recommended on a weekly basis until you are feeling better. Some clients increase to twice weekly for added support when needed, or reduce to one to two times monthly when progress is achieved.
Clients may choose to remain in therapy for years because they need the support and others will check-in when needed. Some may even need just a few sessions to motivate and create change.
One therapist typically doesn't see both partners but our treatment team can help!
Each treatment plan is different. The therapist remaining unbiased and neutral when working with family units is helpful in gaining the trust of each client. We have multiple therapists that may be able to collaborate to serve your families needs.
During family or couples therapy the therapist may request to speak to each member individually at times to gain perspective, assess individual needs and work through areas that may be affecting the relationship. If the areas of concern go outside the realm of the relationship that is being worked on in couples/family therapy, separate/outside individual therapists will be recommended to work on any personal areas.
MFTS does accept referrals from friends, family and business colleagues of clients, which is a great honor to know that the work we do helps so many. Referrals can be tricky at times so the appropriateness will be assessed based on the relationship to the current client. Confidentiality can be at risk when close friends, family or business workers have the same therapist. Therapy is a place to be open and honest, with an unbiased listening ear. This will be assessed when before and during treatment so you get the best service possible.
All therapists at MFTS are licensed in DC, and some are licensed in MD, PA, VA and FL https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/)
Therapy services are valid where you as the client physically are located during sessions.
We protect our licenses and ethics, and respect each state's licensing regulations.
If you are going to travel during your treatment your therapist will need to check the regulations in the state in which you go to prior to travel.