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1801 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-6845

drjshopkins@gmail.com

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GETTING STARTED

Initial Consultation

Prior to the initial appointment, I typically arrange a 10-15 minute phone conversation to learn about your concerns and reasons for pursuing therapy. During this conversation I also share about my practice and answer any questions you may have about the way I work.

Even with thorough assessment, it can take several sessions to determine whether a patient and therapist can work well together. The initial consultation begins in the first meeting, and continues into the next few meetings, as we work to develop a rapport.  

You can arrange an initial call, by clicking the "Make an Appointment" button the top of this page.

Fees and Insurance

Do you take insurance?

I do not take insurance; however, insurance can help pay for therapy.

 

I am an "out-of-network provider," which means I am not under contract with any insurance plans. Like many therapists, I prefer to make recommendations and treatment plans independent from the rules and guidelines of your insurance company.

Nevertheless, you can be reimbursed for a substantial portion of the cost, depending on your plan's benefits package.



 

How can I use my insurance?

 

Because I am a licensed psychologist, my services are reimbursable according to the standards of most insurance plans. Once you receive an invoice, you can file a claim with your insurance to be reimbursed. Reimbursement typically ranges from 50% - 100% of the cost. The actual rate of reimbursement will depend on your deductible, the percentage of reimbursement, and number of sessions allotted within a calendar year.

It can be useful to speak with a representative from your insurance company prior to making an initial appointment, as every insurance plan is different.



What questions should I ask my insurance company in order to better determine cost?

1) Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental health?

 

2) What is my "deductible?" (The deductible is the amount of money you would need to pay out-of-pocket before the insurance company begins reimbursing).  

3) What is the rate or percentage of reimbursement?

4) Is there a limit to the amount of sessions that can be reimbursed within a calendar year?

 

(additional information coming soon)