Before scheduling your first therapy session, please review the information about our practice and logistical details below.
I want to begin my journey with Emily Cook Therapy. Where do I start?
Fill out your information on our contact page, and Emily will reach out to coordinate an initial consultation call and match you with your future therapist.
When is my therapist available?
Our typical therapy schedule is below.
What types of appointments do you offer, and how long is each session?
We primarily meet with clients at our Bethesda office. However, we also offer telehealth therapy sessions as well as phone and video check-ins. Sessions begin on the hour and half-hour.
Typically, individual and family sessions are 50 minutes each, and couple and initial play therapy sessions are 80 minutes each. Initial play therapy appointments include individual play therapy time for the child, parental consultation, and assessment, while continuing play therapy sessions last 50 minutes and include play therapy time for the child and parental consultation. Discernment counseling follows a specific format with up to five two-hour sessions, and two-hour sessions are available to couples seeking additional time.
Do you offer therapy in languages other than English?
Kaitlin Doyle offers therapy in Spanish.
What accommodations are available for new mothers?
Nursing mothers and lap babies are welcome in our office. Please arrange childcare during your appointments for children under the age of 12. Adolescents 13 and older may sit in the waiting room during your session, and parents may supervise siblings of children in play therapy in our waiting room.
How long is a typical engagement with Emily Cook Therapy?
Adult clients typically begin to feel relief within three to five sessions, and many continue attending weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions to continue progressing towards goals and more satisfying relationships. Children and adolescents may experience relief within one to two months of therapy.
How much does therapy cost, and how do you take payment?
To work with an independent licensed marriage and family therapist at Emily Cook Therapy:
- 50-minute session (best for individual therapy, child therapy, and family therapy): $175
- 80-minute session (best for couples therapy, intensive individual therapy): $280
- 110-minute session (required for discernment counseling): $385
To work with Dr. Emily Cook, owner of Emily Cook Therapy:
- 50-minute session (best for individual therapy, child therapy, and family therapy): $200
- 80-minute session (best for couples therapy, intensive individual therapy): $320
- 110-minute session (required for discernment counseling): $440
For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and HSA accounts with check/debit capability. There is no surcharge for weekend or evening appointments. Reduced fees may be available to clients with demonstrated financial need.
Do you accept insurance?
Our practice does not work with insurance directly on your behalf. We can provide you with a Superbill to submit for reimbursement for out-of-network coverage. Most of our clients who submit Superbills receive 60–80% of out-of-pocket costs back; however, this submission does require a mental health diagnosis. Due to parity laws, both in-person and telehealth therapy services are reimbursed at the same rates. You may also use your HSA/FSA checking account/debit card as a credit card to pay for therapy with pre-tax money set aside for health care expenses.