FAMILY THERAPY

Frequently, the most appropriate way to solve a family issue is to meet with the family together. This approach emphasizes such factors as relationships and communication patterns rather than traits or symptoms in individual members.

Family therapy requires a unique set of skills and expertise on the part of clinicians. Many In Step clinicians have this background and experience.

For more information about our family therapy services or to schedule an initial appointment, please schedule a free consultation or call 703-876-8480.

How To Get Started

Please click here to schedule a free consultation. Contact us at info@insteppc.com or 703-876-8480. 

We strive to return your inquiry within 24 hours if you do not schedule directly. Our caring Associate Director, Dr. Jennifer Case, and her knowledgeable assistant, Isabel Villarroel, will ask you a few questions to determine which of our clinicians might be a good fit for your first appointment. If you have a particular therapist in mind when you call, Jennifer or Isabel will schedule you for a first appointment with your chosen therapist (if their schedule allows).

Before your first appointment, download, fill out, and return the following forms:

Please provide us with any collaborative reports (i.e., psycho-educational testing reports, psychiatric reports, IEP reports, and/or educational reports). These will help us get to know you or your child more holistically.

The clinician who sees you for your appointment will be a therapist who is familiar with all aspects of therapy offered at In Step. Our clinicians are comfortable and familiar with treatment services for individuals, couples, and families, as well as the full range of group therapy services offered at the practice. Your therapist will answer any questions you may have about therapy and/or the services at In Step. 

The initial evaluation session provides In Step with the information we need to formulate a thoughtful, clinically sound treatment plan and determine which of our services are the best fit for you and/or your family.

If you seek services for your child, you will bring your child to this first session so that the therapist can spend time with you and your child. During the first session, your clinician will gather information about your history, present concerns and discuss therapy goals and expectations. Most initial evaluation sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes. Some clients may require additional assessment sessions to determine the best next steps.

FAQs

In Step is committed to providing the best clinical care to all clients without the limitations imposed upon us by insurance companies (i.e., number, length, and modality of sessions required). For this reason, we are out-of-network and do not participate in any insurance plans. Many of our clients can get reimbursed from their insurance carriers for out-of-network benefits. We are happy to help our clients access their insurance benefits. We also do our best to work with families when they reach out to us with certain financial restrictions, but we recognize that our program is just not possible for everyone. In those cases, we make referrals and act as a resource for other programs available in the community.

If you are interested in being reimbursed by your insurance company, contact the customer service number on the back of your insurance card and ask the customer service representative about your out-of-network provider benefits. We will provide you with a monthly receipt that includes all of the necessary documentation you need to submit to your insurance carrier. If your employer provides you with a Health Savings Accounts (HAS) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), you are eligible to use these for mental health treatment as well.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking about the following procedure (CPT) codes: 90791 (initial evaluation); 90834 (individual therapy), 90853 (group therapy), and 90847 (family therapy)

Yes, all therapists are willing to fill out treatment plans as needed for clients at the practice.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible, and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Family therapy fees are determined by our clinicians’ credentials, level of training, and experience in the field. Our fees are commensurate with other mental health practitioners in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Meet Your In Step Team

Cathi Cohen

LCSW, CGP – In Step Founder and Clinical Director

Jennifer Case

PhD – Associate Director

Dale Bostwick

M.A., Ed.S

James A. Sebben

EdD, LPC, LMFT

Isabel Villarroel

Administrative Assistant

Allie Farris

Ed.S., LSP

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