FAQs

How much are sessions?

  • 45-50 minute sessions are $135 payable at the beginning of the session by cash or check.

How can I make payments?

  • I accept cash or check payable at the time of service. I do not take credit cards.

Do you take insurance?

  • I am currently “in network” with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and CIGNA insurances. It is advised that you check with your insurance carrier to verify mental health benefits. I have a worksheet I can email you to assist in gathering necessary information.
  • I am currently an “out-of-network” provider for other health care companies including Aetna, and United Behavioral Health. Out-of-network coverage varies by insurance carrier and policy, so I encourage you to call your insurance company, if you choose to seek reimbursement, to find out your exact mental health coverage.
  • If you are interested in filing out of network insurance, I will give you a receipt with all the necessary information for you to submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.
  • Note: Some counseling clients prefer not to file for reimbursement for confidentiality reasons since we have to provide the insurance company with a mental health diagnosis.

Where are you located?

  • My office address is 22 West Padonia Rd., Suite C-353, Timonium, MD 21093. It is conveniently located off of 83.

Are you accepting new clients? 

  • I am accepting new clients. I have day and evening appointments available.

How long is a session?

  • Typically, sessions are 45-50 minutes long. I offer longer sessions to couples and families that are in crisis and need more time.

How often will I see you?

  • I typically meet with my clients weekly. Some clients are seen twice a week for more intensive sessions.

How do I make an appointment?

  • Call me at (443) 465-0545 or email me at info@gretchenforbes.  We will coordinate a brief phone consultation and from there we can schedule an appointment.  The initial appointment is consultative in nature.  During that time you will share more about what you are looking for and I will offer feedback about my approach and how I can help you.  From there we would mutually assess if it is a good fit for continuing to meet.

Live and Love with Intention

Marriage and Family Therapy

info@gretchenforbes.com

(443) 465-0545

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