Last edited 08/30/2023
Maria Meli LICSW
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
During our first session, you can expect an initial dialogue, just as you would when you first meet someone at school, work, at the park, etc. We will get to know each other gradually, over time; future visits will be therapeutic in nature. In the first sessions, you can expect to answer questions about what you are feeling, what brought you to therapy, and your history. The goal will be to clearly establish your need, come together to determine the goal for our therapeutic work together, and develop a plan as we build our rapport.
I take a holistic and person-centered approach, looking at the different areas of your life, how they interconnect, and how they impact your present struggle. Talk therapy is my primary method when initially meeting with a client; from there, based on your unique needs, strengths, and interests, we will work together to find an individualized approach for your well-being. I utilize techniques and methods from various approaches, with a focus on unconditional positive regard, positive therapeutic approaches, mindfulness, and strengths-based modalities.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
- District Of Columbia, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LC200001856
Catholic University of America (DC)
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Maria Meli, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Maria Meli accepting new clients?
No, Maria Meli is not accepting new clients at this time.
Does Maria Meli accept insurance?
Yes, Maria Meli accepts insurance, including Aetna, CareFirst, Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Maria Meli offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in District Of Columbia can book Maria Meli for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Maria Meli offer online therapy?
Yes, Maria Meli offers online therapy via video sessions to people in District Of Columbia.
How quickly can I see Maria Meli?
Maria Meli typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Maria Meli speak?
Maria Meli conducts therapy sessions in English.
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