Therapists accepting CareFirst in District Of Columbia specializing in Trauma

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts CareFirst 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.

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 Trauma

Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts. Working with a therapist who specializes in trauma 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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