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


Getting Started in Therapy

When you email or call for more information, we will set a convenient time to speak by phone. In addition to answering your questions, I will ask about your concerns to determine whether our working together would be a good fit. Please use email only for scheduling appointments as email confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. All virtual telehealth sessions are provided using
HIPAA-compliant websites.

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.

Under the No Surprises Act, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate [PDF 10KB] explaining how much psychotherapy services will cost.

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 would like further information to help with your decision.

                   DC - VA - MD                      |                     info@depalmatherapy.com                     |                    703-629-1925