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Do you use any specific techniques or theoretical orientations?
Our therapists are trained as a generalists. We are comfortable and have experience with most concerns that fall under the umbrellas of depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, body image, identity struggles, and interpersonal relationships. We have particular training and expertise in working with multicultural issues, sexual assault recovery and interpersonal violence. Our therapists provide specific feedback and interventions based on observations of you, information gathered, and our clinical expertise and experience. You will experience us as authentic, genuine, and intentional in helping you identify areas of growth, therapy goals, and take ownership of your progress and hard work in managing your concerns.
Dr. Bledman identifies as a person-centered interpersonal process psychologist who uses multicultural and feminist approaches. She uses this approach with clients and therapists under her supervision to focus on their unique experiences and interpretations.
We do not contract directly with any insurance companies. This means your insurance company would not be able to impose any limits on the amount and type of treatment that works best for you! We recognize that therapy is expensive! We encourage you to consider it an investment in yourself, your mental health and your future.
What forms of payment are accepted?
Clients pay directly at the time of session by cash, check or credit card.
We are out-of-network providers. As such, if you choose to submit information to your insurance company for reimbursement, we will provide monthly statements directly to you.
Each therapy session is 45-50 minutes. Most of this time is spent discussing your concerns, while the last few minutes are used to check in and plan for next steps.
How long will it take for me to feel better?
Therapy takes commitment. Some concerns require more time and exploration than others. Short-term therapy is geared toward managing immediate concerns that are relatively straightforward or time sensitive. This may indicate a need for 3-5 sessions of work.
Longer term therapy is appropriate for concerns that you have been dealing with for a significant period of time and want to gain insight into core issues related to the history and depth of the problem. This may indicate a need for some months of therapy. We can work together to determine the best fit for your goals.
Who has access to my information?
Do you offer teletherapy?
Do you accept insurance?
How long is each therapy session?
We take confidentiality incredibly seriously. As a psychologist and counselors, we are bound by ethics and law to keep client information confidential. Please click here for more information on privacy and confidentiality.
Telehealth therapy sessions are available upon request, feasibility, and clinical appropriateness. Telehealth is offered via a HIPAA compliant platform. Virginia clients are seen exclusively through telehealth. Please be sure to check that your insurance company provides coverage reimbursement for these services.
What is PsyPact?
PSYPACT is an interstate compact which offers a voluntary expedited pathway for practice to qualified psychologists who wish to practice in multiple states. PSYPACT is designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. In order to practice telepsychology in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only, can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for an Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT). In order to conduct temporary practice in PSYPACT states, psychologists licensed in PSYPACT states only can apply to the PSYPACT Commission for a Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP). The PSYPACT Commission is the governing body of PSYPACT and is comprised of one representative from each PSYPACT state. More information regarding PSYPACT and its requirements can be found at www.psypact.org.