Diane M. DePalma, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
maximize strengths and resiliency
maximize strengths and resiliency


Getting Started in Counseling

When you call for more information, we will set a convenient time to speak by phone. In addition to answering your questions, I will ask about you and your concerns to determine whether our working together would be a good fit. We can use e-mail only to schedule phone or in-person consultations as e-mail confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

Before our initial meeting, please contact your insurance carrier to obtain authorization for services or to determine coverage for out-of-network providers and reimbursement rates. Psychotherapy is also an eligible expense under medical flexible spending accounts (FSA). If you have any questions about therapy fees, I encourage you to call me.

During our first few sessions, you will develop a better understanding of my therapeutic approach and how I may be helpful in addressing your concerns. This will also provide an opportunity for me to gain a better understanding of your life experiences and goals for
our work.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information to help with your decision.

1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 602        |        Washington, DC  20006        |        703.629.1925         |        info@depalmatherapy.com