Therapy Fees & Insurance

Maryland Marriage and Family Therapy Centers accepts self-pay and Carefirst/Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for individual and family therapy at this time. We do not accept insurance for Couples Therapy unless there is a distinct identified patient (please see further explanation below). We can provide the forms necessary for Out-of-Network reimbursement if your insurance plan has this benefit.

The following are self-pay rates for the clinicians at the practice:

Sessions with Kara Smith, LCMFT:

  • 55-minute session: $160
  • 90-minute session: $240

Sessions with Kimberly DiGiorgio, PhD:

  • 55-minute session: $180
  • 90-minute session: $260

Sessions with Christi King, LGPC :

  • 55-minute session: $140
  • 90-minute session: $210

Sessions with Deidre Pilcher, LGMFT :

  • 55-minute session:$140
  • 90-minute session: $210

Why we don’t take insurance for Couples Therapy:

Insurance companies require that we are treating one family member’s diagnosis. In fact, insurance companies view couple’s therapy as a adjunct treatment of one family member’s mental health diagnosis. When working with relationship concerns, problems addressed in session are due to dynamics between two people and not generally due to one person’s mental health diagnosis. We cannot say we are treating one member’s mental health when the problem is relational. There are rare exceptions where the focus is specifically one member of the couple’s mental health needs and couple’s therapy is an adjunct to that person’s individual therapy.