Therapists accepting CareFirst in District Of Columbia specializing in Bipolar disorder

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts CareFirst Insurance

CareFirst therapists, psychologists, and counselors are available for in-person appointments and video therapy sessions. 

Therapy with an in-network CareFirst counselor may cost you no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some CareFirst  plans may require you to pay coinsurance instead of a copay, which means you’ll cover a certain percentage of the therapist’s fees out-of-pocket. 

You may have to pay the therapist’s full rate if you haven’t met your annual deductible with CareFirst , even if the therapist is an in-network.

Depending on your CareFirst  insurance plan, there may be restrictions on the types of therapy services covered (e.g. couples counseling, grief counseling, psychological testing). Additionally, some plans may require you to get a referral from your primary care physician.

To check the specific costs and coverage details associated with your CareFirst health insurance plan, give them a call at (800) 245-7013 or visit CareFirst’s website to review your behavioral health benefits online.

Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating symptoms of depression and mania. During more extreme episodes, depression may lead to the point of suicidal ideation and attempts while extreme bouts of mania are marked by impulsive behavior, lack of sleep, elevated esteem, and even psychosis. Working with a therapist who specializes in bipolar disorder may reduce symptom frequency and severity and lead to a better quality of life.

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in the District of Columbia (DC)

Finding a therapist in the District of Columbia may be easier than in most other states, as DC has one of the highest densities of licensed therapists in the US. Online therapy is also a good option if you’d prefer to avoid traveling or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 


Out of pocket costs for therapy in DC will be about $200 per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs are usually $200+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Specialized services can also cost more.

 

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