MY WORK SCHEDULE
I do not work late evenings. My last appointment on Monday thru Thursday is 5pm. I am not available in the mornings. I do not work Fridays or weekends.
TELETHERAPY- DC AND MARYLAND RESIDENTS ONLY
Due to licensing regulations, I can provide online therapy only to clients who reside in DC or Maryland.
I am seeing a small number of clients in-person.
FEES AND TREATMENT DURATION
My fee structure is as follows: $220 for 55 minute session. This is well below the usual and customary rate charged by experienced EMDR therapists in the DC metro area. Payments are made by credit card via my Simple Practice account: https://daniel-merlis.clientsecure.me
Treatment is limited to 10 sessions. This might be extended if you are making good progress and need some additional time. I will provide referral possibilities to clients seeking more extended treatment.
I offer reduced fees to clients seeking treatment for problems specifically related to duty in war-zones, government/NGO service in under-developed countries, police service, fire service, EMS service, and/or providing direct services to Covid-19 patients. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.
EMDR THERAPY TRAINING PROJECT
My wife, Deany Laliotis, and I are involved in training younger EMDR therapists. I offer a $50 reduction in rate for clients who elect to elect to participate in our EMDR Psychotherapy Training Project. I record treatment sessions and might use short video clips or short transcripts to demonstrate techniques and methods. I do not include highly sensitive information. When training online, I blur the face to conceal identity. The videos and/or transcripts are not posted on the internet and are only viewed in trainings by licensed and experienced psychotherapists so your confidentiality is honored.
SCHEDULING AND CANCELLATIONS
I manage scheduling myself in order to minimize confusion and to be most responsive to my client’s needs. Please contact me by voicemail or email if you need to change or cancel an appointment. My clients rarely change appointments without adequate notice and I try to provide as much notice as possible should I need to make a change. I have a 48-hour cancellation policy which applies both to myself and to you. If I fail to provide this notice, the next session is at no expense to you. If you fail to provide this notice, you will be expected to pay for the missed session.