Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?


You can leave a confidential voicemail at (202) 725-7237. I check my voicemail several times a day on weekdays and at least once per day on the weekends and holidays. I try my hardest to return calls within 24 hours. Non-emergency calls received on the weekend might not be returned until the following Monday. If you prefer, you can also contact me by using the email on the contact page. However, as noted on that page, both the security and prompt delivery of email cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, please do not include sensitive clinical information in emails and never use email in an emergency.

At what times during the day do you offer appointments?


I offer both daytime and evening appointments. However, the immediate availability of openings varies. Please contact me to see if we can find a good mutual time to meet.



What is your cancellation policy?


I have a standard 24-hour cancellation policy. I ask that you give me at least 24-hours notice if you will be unable to make a scheduled session, otherwise you will still be charged the full session fee. Please note that insurance generally does not reimburse for missed sessions and in these situations you will be responsible for the full session fee.


What is your inclement weather policy?


If severe weather makes travel conditions hazardous then you are free to cancel within 24-hours and you will not be charged. In return, I reserve the same right and I will notify you as soon as possible should I decide that travel is too dangerous.

Do you accept insurance?


I am a participating provider for most Aetna health insurance plans. Please call the membership number on the back of your insurance card or go to and use the "Find a Doctor" link to verify that I participate in your specific plan. I will need to obtain your membership information prior to our first meeting in order to verify benefits.


If you do not have Aetna health insurance then you should know that many health insurance plans will reimburse the insured individual for some portion of the out-of-network outpatient psychotherapy fee. To determine the extent of your particular coverage, please read your health insurance contract carefully and call the benefits department at your insurer directly.