At this time, we are able to offer both in-person and virtual psychotherapy to individuals of all ages. Therapy sessions typically occur on a weekly basis. We view the therapy process as a collaborative one shaped by your needs and what you’re hoping to gain from our time together.
The first 1-3 sessions are used to explore what brings you into therapy, gather information about you and your history, and identify the goals you would like to work towards in therapy. These initial sessions are also helpful in determining if your therapist is a good fit for you, your needs, and your therapy goals. If it does not seem to be a good fit, your therapist will work with you to provide an appropriate referral(s).
If you and your therapist decide to move forward after the first few sessions, weekly therapy appointments will be scheduled. We believe it is most beneficial to establish a set day and time to meet, however; we also understand that your appointment time may occasionally need to change.
We offer couples therapy to individuals struggling within their romantic relationships due to issues with communication, conflict, co-parenting, infidelity, loss of passion, cohabitation, and more. For couples therapy to be successful, both members of the dyad must be meaningfully engaged in the process. To find out if couples therapy is a good fit for you, please contact us for a free-15 minute phone consultation.
Research shows that Group Therapy is as effective as, or in some cases more effective
than, individual therapy. It is a relational form of treatment that builds understanding of
self and others. It allows members to give and receive feedback while focusing on
here-and-now reactions, feelings, and impulses occurring in the moment.
Now Accepting new clients: Tuesday Evening Adult therapy group
For adults (ages 18+) experiencing concerns or struggles that are affected by or are affecting relationships. This group is unstructured and membership is open to a
broad range of concerns and treatment goals. Involves a weekly commitment. Screenings Required.
Contact Dr. Brooks for more information: DrBrooks@howardcountytherapy.com
Fee and Payment
If you are interested in any of our services, please contact us to discuss our rates. Payment is due at the time of service. We accept credit card, cash, and checks.
We are in-network with Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, including Blue Choice plans.
We are also considered an out-of-network provider. This means that it is possible that our services may still qualify for reimbursement even if you are not a member with Blue Cross Blue Shield. To determine if you are eligible for reimbursement, please call your insurance provider prior to our initial meeting and inquire about out-of-network mental health benefits. You may want to ask the following questions:
- Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
- Do I have an out-of-network deductible and if so, has it been met?
- Once I meet my out-of-network deductible, what percentage of the fee will my insurance reimburse?
- Is there a limit my insurance will pay for a therapy session (service code 90837)?
- Is precertification required?
If you have any questions about your insurance benefits and coverage, feel free to give us a call.
We ask that you notify your therapist at least 24 hours in advance of your session if you need to cancel. If you are unable to cancel within 24 hours, the full fee will be charged.