Therapists accepting Medicare in District Of Columbia specializing in Gender identity & transgender health

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts Medicare 

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

Therapy with an in-network Medicare counselor may cost you nothing or no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some Medicare 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 Medicare, even if the therapist is an in-network provider with Medicare.

Depending on your Medicare 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 Medicare health insurance plan, give them a call at (800) 633-4227 or visit the Medicare website to review your behavioral health benefits online. 

Therapy for Gender Identity & Transgender Health Issues

Transgender or gender non-confirming people experience the same mental health issues as anyone else. For some, however, social stigma, discrimination, oppression and the effort of understanding one’s authentic self can lead to anxiety or depression. Working with a therapist who specializes in gender identity & transgender health may help someone overcome mental health issues linked to their identity.

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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