Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

We are aware that many of our clients and their families are experiencing increased stress, confusion, and anxiety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our clinicians are available for HIPAA-compliant telehealth sessions during this period of crisis. All of the counties with which we contract have approved telehealth sessions for clients. Please email your therapist to set up a session. Visit Our Therapists page for each clinician's individual email address. Secure payments may be made online through Theranest. our telehealth platform, or on this website on the New Clients page. New clients interested in receiving therapy or those with questions about our practice, please contact Dr. Terri Lear at Please check our Facebook page for updates. We wish you and your familes the best of health and wellbeing.
--Teresa Lear, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director

New Clients, Rates & Payment

We ask new clients to download and print these forms prior to your initial visit. Please complete them and bring them with you:

Our Rates:

$150 per hour master's level therapy session; each additional 15-minute increment billed at $37.50
$160 per hour doctoral level therapy session; each additional 15-minute increment billed at $40

Please call 703-913-8563 with questions about our other rates.

Make an Online Payment

Therapy and telehealth sessions available. Contact CATS with questions about rates.


Therapeutic services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. CATS is considered an Out-of-Network Provider with insurance companies. Therefore, we are more than happy to provide you with a receipt which you may submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. CATS cannot guarantee you will be reimbursed for our services.

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my Out-of-Network mental health deductible and has it been met?
  • How many mental health sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • How much will I be reimbursed per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • Are there any “In-Network” mental health facilities who provide this specialized type of therapy? If not, your insurance company may be willing to treat CATS as an “In-Network” provider.


Cash, checks, and all major credit cards (including health spending accounts) are accepted. Payment is required on the day of your appointment.

Cancellation Policy:

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified your therapist at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $65 cancellation fee.