Below you'll find our Frequently Asked Questions.
How much do sessions cost?
Our services range from $160-$195 for 45-minute individual and family therapy sessions. With that in mind, we are aware of the numerous barriers to accessing mental health services and will not turn folks away if they cannot afford these rates. Our Intake Coordinator and therapists will work with you to explore the options available to make services accessible to you.
Do you accept insurance?
Our practice does not participate with any insurance plans. We do, however, provide a session invoice that contains all of the information insurance carriers require for you to submit for reimbursement on your own.
We suggest you contact your insurance provider directly to learn about your specific rate of reimbursement for an out of network provider. Many clients are able to receive reimbursement anywhere between 25-90% of the cost of services.
Also, please note, if you have Tricare insurance, Alexandria Place Therapy is a non-network, non-participating TRICARE provider. This means Alexandria Place Therapy does not have an agreement with Humana Military, does not agree to accept the TRICARE allowable charge or file claims for TRICARE beneficiaries, and does have the legal right to charge beneficiaries up to 15 percent above the TRICARE allowable charge for services. Please let us know if you are a TRICARE subscriber and we can discuss more.
Do you offer sliding scale fees?
We are aware of the numerous barriers to accessing mental health services and will not turn folks away if they cannot afford these rates. Our Intake Coordinator and therapists will work with you to explore the options available to make these services accessible to you, including sliding scale fees, short-term services, and group options.
How do I choose a therapist?
Depending on your needs, goals, and preferences, our Intake Coordinator will connect you with a therapist who could be a good fit for you. You are also welcome to learn more about our team by reading our therapists’ bios and seeing if anyone stands out to you in particular. If for some reason we don’t find the right match for you or if our therapists don’t have any immediate availability, our Intake Coordinator will help connect you to other great providers in the area.
You can learn more about finding the right therapist for you here.
What kind of issues do you support?
Our team of highly skilled therapist can support individuals of all ages with issues related to:
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Difficulties
- Self-Esteem and/or Body Image
- Family Challenges
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Chronic Stress
- Self Injury
- Disordered Eating
- Military Life and Combat
- Panic Attacks
- Emotion Regulation
- Structural trauma (from racism, sexism, transphobia, etc.)
- And more…
What therapy interventions and approaches do you use?
Our team’s experience and specialized training afford us the opportunity to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs and offer support in vulnerable times. Our therapists are trained in a wide range of approaches, including:
- Play Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Mindfulness Based Therapy
Trust-Based Relational Intervention
Trauma Informed Yoga
Nature Based Therapies
How many sessions will I need?
The length of therapy truly varies from person to person, and is influenced by a number of both internal and external factors. This is an important question to speak directly with your therapist about so you can share your hopes, goals and concerns. The determination of length and frequency of treatment is a collaboration between you and your therapist, and the decision will always be yours to make.
Where are you located?
Our office is located at 108A South Columbus Street in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. We are located halfway between King and Prince Streets (one block from Washington Street, or the GW Parkway) on South Columbus Street in a small courtyard. As a landmark, the entrance to the courtyard is located to the left of the sign for Salter Mitchell, and the two preschools.
Two-hour metered parking is available on King, Prince, and Columbus Streets. Additionally, if you travel further south on Columbus, you can find both two and three-hour parking spaces. There is a public parking lot located at 112 South Henry Street, and a parking garage at 112 South Alfred Street, both just a few blocks away.
Do you provide testing or evaluation services?
We do not provide testing or evaluation services at the present time.
Do you prescribe medication?
We are not medical doctors and do not prescribe medication. We have a network of psychiatrists in the community with whom we collaborate to provide the best care for our clients.