Frequently asked questions

Do you take insurance?


Like many other treatment providers who specialize in treating those with anxiety and related disorders, Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is considered out-of-network; we are private pay only. Payment is due in full at the time of service. We do not work directly with any insurance companies or file insurance claims. However, we do provide you with a "superbill" that has all of the necessary information required by your insurance company to submit a claim for out-of-network reimbursement, should you choose to do so.




What are your rates?


Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services’ fees are charged for professional time. Our fees take into account the specialized services that we provide and the experience and expertise of our providers. The fee for the initial assessment session and subsequent assessment sessions is $220. For therapy appointments, a standard 50-minute session is $185. Note that our treatment providers bill in 5-minute increments for sessions that are shorter or longer. We also bill for our professional services in 5-minute increments. Professional services include phone calls with you or a third party, consultation with other professionals, report writing, letters of opinion, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and time spent performing any other service you may request. Credit cards are kept on file in the patient portal and are automatically charged on the date of service. Initial intake appointment/diagnostic assessment sessions - $220 Therapy sessions (50 min) - $185* * prorated in 5-min increments for sessions that are shorter or longer




Do you offer free consultations?


We want to ensure that you find a provider who is a good fit for you, that online therapy is appropriate, and that you get answers to any questions that you may have prior to starting treatment. Therefore, we offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to prospective clients.




What should I expect for the first appointment(s)?


We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and instead, strive to tailor treatment to each client. Thus, as the very first step in the treatment process, it is essential that we conduct a comprehensive assessment in order to obtain baseline information and to help determine the best course of treatment. After completing intake paperwork and questionnaires, the initial assessment is scheduled for 60 minutes. However, it sometimes takes multiple assessment sessions to complete the assessment process, depending on the complexity of the client’s presenting problem(s). Following the assessment process, your provider will give you feedback and provide you with recommendations for treatment. You and your provider will work together to determine your treatment goals and develop an initial treatment plan.




How frequent are therapy sessions?


Therapy sessions are generally scheduled on a weekly basis, though your provider may make a different recommendation depending on a number of factors (presenting concerns, severity of symptoms, treatment progress). Some individuals start with twice weekly appointments if their symptoms are more severe and impairing. As clients make progress, they are usually seen less frequently. We do our best to arrange a regular session time for each client.




How long does therapy last?


Treatment length and treatment outcomes depend on a number of factors such as the extent to which your problems are interfering with your life, whether you attend regular appointments, your level of engagement in therapy, and whether you are actively applying the skills that you learn in treatment. In order to be most successful, it is imperative that you work on things that you discuss with your provider outside of sessions (these are often referred to as "between-session exercises" or "homework").




What type(s) of treatment do your providers specialize in?


All of our providers specialize in the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which refers to a collection of treatments that are well-established and highly effective. Within CBT, exposure-based therapies such as exposure and response prevention (ERP) are considered to be the most effective treatments for anxiety and OCD-spectrum conditions. All of our providers are experts in the delivery of exposure-based treatments, and also incorporate other evidence-based treatment techniques such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.




Do your providers belong to any professional associations?


All of our providers have a commitment to continued learning and education so that we can stay atop of the most recent research advances and provide the best care for our clients. Across our anxiety specialists, we are professional members of a number of national and international organizations, including: International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors National Register of Health Service Psychologists American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Div 12)