Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer telehealth appointments?
I exclusively offer telehealth appointments. I am unable to offer in-person appointments at this time.
Do you accept insurance?
I am currently in-network with Carefirst/BCBS. I am an out of network provider for all other insurance companies. Many insurances reimburse for "out of network" providers and may reimburse you for a significant portion of our appointments. Please follow up with your insurance carrier for more specific information.
What should I expect during appointments?
The intake appointment will consist of Dr. Smack getting an understanding of your presenting concerns, background information, and treatment goals. Subsequent appointments will be goal-directed. Dr. Smack will check in periodically to assess progress towards goals and to ensure that the client's needs are being met.
How long are therapy sessions?
The initial intake appointment is approximately 60-90 minutes long. Subsequent appointments are typically 50 minutes long.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Appointments should be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. With the exception of severe illness or an emergency, failure to cancel the appointment will result in a full charge for the missed appointment. Please note that insurance companies typically do not reimburse for late cancellations/no shows.