Therapists accepting Optum in District Of Columbia specializing in Phobias & fears

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts Optum Insurance

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

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

Therapy with an in-network Optum counselor may cost no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some Optum 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 Optum, even if the therapist is an in-network provider.

Depending on your Optum 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 Optum health insurance plan, give them a call at (877) 267-8861 or visit Optum’s website to review your behavioral health benefits online. 

Therapy for Phobias & Fears

Fear is characterized by unpleasant feelings associated with the real or perceived threat of danger. Phobias, although they may stem from traumatic experiences, are oftentimes irrational fears of things that are unlikely to cause harm. Phobic individuals experience intense, debilitating bouts of fear that compromise overall well-being. Common phobias include social phobias, agoraphobia, acrophobia, pteromerhanophobia, and claustrophobia. Working with a therapist who specializes in phobias & fears may help you overcome mental health challenges linked to phobias & fears.

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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