Welcome to Therapeutic Counseling Associates!!

My intention is that you have a supportive counseling experience. To that end, it is important that we consider your goals and I have attached a sheet for us to discuss what you have in mind so we can work together effectively.

My telephone will accept messages but please note that I do not accept calls when I am in session or after hours.  If you have an emergency, please leave me a message and let me know what is going on with you and call 911 and ask for the Anne Arundel County Mobile Crisis Unit, a 24 hour police unit that will evaluate any crisis situation.  Additionally, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie has an in-patient evaluation unit.  For less immediate problems, OASIS is a clinic in Annapolis that has psychiatric and counseling professionals -- appointments seem to be available within a week at (410) 571.0888.

Please note that I require 24 hours’ notice for cancelling any appointment we have made.  If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice, there is a $25 cancellation fee.

Please note that I do accept Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, United Healthcare and several other insurances as well as Employee Assistance Programs.  Generally, that means you pay the co-pay at the time of the session and I bill the insurance company for the balance.  If you have a deductible, it is your responsibility to know when that deductible will be met.  Please know that when I bill the insurance company, I am required to have a DSM diagnosis, and we will discuss what that means. If you wish to utilize your Employee Assistance Program, it is your responsibility to contact the EAP and they will send me the appropriate billing information.

For parents bringing a minor child to counseling, please note that counseling requires the consent of both parents.  Confidentiality is a key component in counseling and, as a parent, it is essential that you know that I respect your concerns for your child and I respect your child’s need for confidentiality.  Please note that I am ethically bound to report to you any concern for your child’s welfare.  Together, we would make a decision about what is the next step.