Ehrhardt Therapy & Associates

About Therapy

Is therapy right for me?

Reasons for deciding to come to therapy are different for everyone. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected life changes such as a break-up, divorce, a move, or other personal or professional transitions. Working with a therapist can help provide insight and support for all types of life challenges including depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. 

What should I expect? 

Every psychotherapy session is unique depending on the individual and their specific goals. Sessions are generally once a week and last approximately 55 minutes. We also offer phone and video sessions to accommodate your busy schedule. Sometimes, when going through a particularly difficult challenge individuals may request more time per session or more than one session per week. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions. It is important to process what has been discussed between sessions and integrate it into your life. We generally ask clients to come to therapy weekly for a minimum of 3 months before considering a less frequent schedule. 

What is your fee?

Our fee is $150 per session. We accept payment by cash/check (preferred) or credit card (convenience fee applies). We are not able to take on more sliding scale clients at this time.

Do you accept insurance?

Our therapists are typically in-network for BlueCross BlueShield CareFirst plans. Please note if you need to use BlueCross BlueShield CareFirst insurance in your communications with us.  Everyone's plan is different and we strongly recommend calling your insurance company directly to inquire about your benefits.

WE ARE NOT IN-NETWORK FOR ANY OTHER INSURANCE PLANS. 

Payment/Co-payment is due at the time of each session. We accept payment by cash/check (preferred) or credit card (convince fee applies). If you do not have CareFirst insurance, we can provide you with the information you need to file for "out-of-network" provider services. Please contact your insurance company to ask if you qualify for these benefits and the rate of reimbursement. In this case you will be responsible for paying the full amount ($150) upfront for your sessions. 

Is therapy confidential? 

Yes. The law is very clear when it comes to the confidentiality of communication between a client and a therapist. Information is never disclosed without written permission. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. 

Therapists are legally required to report the following: 

Suspected child abuse or dependent adult/elder abuse.

If a client is a danger to him/herself or others.

If you are involved in a related legal proceeding, your file could be subpoenaed. Please discuss this situation with your therapist.