Sex therapy in Richmond, VA

How do I schedule an intake consultation?

Please click here to complete the contact form, or email me at valmcdlcsw@gmail.com. Your initial consultation is your opportunity to ask questions about therapy, how I typically approach the process, and you are also welcome to bring up other questions or concerns you may have. I will ask you basic questions about what is going on in  your life and what you want to see improve in your life, so that I can ensure that I am the best fit for you.

The first few sessions will allow me to gauge whether I am the best fit for your needs. I am committed to providing the best quality therapy possible and if we determine that another provider is better suited to meet your needs, I will assist in providing a referral.

Do you take insurance?

I am an out of network provider for insurance plans and I can provide you with a monthly billing statement that you can submit to your insurance company to see if you qualify for a reimbursement percentage. In addition, you can use your Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to cover out-of-network costs, and I would encourage you to speak to your insurance company to determine how they handle out-of-network providers.

 

The fee for service is $150 per 50 minute initial session/diagnostic evaluation.

 

The fee for service is $130 per 50 minute individual therapy session.

 

The fee for service is $150 per 50 minute conjoint (couples/family) therapy session.

Credit cards, checks, or cash are accepted. Payment is due at or before the time that services are rendered.

24 hours notice is required for cancellation, otherwise you will be charged the full session fee.

What are your office hours?

I provide services Monday — Thursday; hours vary.
 

How long do appointments last?

Appointments are 45-50 minutes. This is the standard length of a session. I do offer 75 minute couples or family sessions by request. A longer session can be useful when dealing with the complexities of couples and families.

Can we meet virtually? Do you provide online therapy?

Yes! I offer online therapy sessions via a confidential and HIPAA compliant platform. Please contact me via email at valmcdlcsw@gmail.com or by filling out the contact form to schedule an online session. 

How often will we meet?

Initially, I believe meeting once a week allows us to gain some momentum and make adequate progress towards your goals. Once some of your goals are met, we can discuss meeting less often. 

Do you prescribe medicine?

No, I am not a medical doctor. Many of my patients find medication is helpful, but many of them also progress well in therapy without medication. If you want to be evaluated for psychiatric medication, my professional recommendation is for you to make an appointment with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or a Psychiatrist for medication management. I can also provide you with a referral. If you are already taking medication, I can coordinate care with your doctor.

Are there any issues or types of clients that you DON’T work with?

Due to state licensing laws, I can only provide therapy services to individuals residing in Virginia. I do not conduct child custody evaluations nor do I provide custody recommendations. I also don’t provide treatment for clients under the age of 14, or treat clients with serious mental illnesses. 

2567 Homeview Dr

Richmond, VA 23294

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