Office Locations

Palisades:
5304 Sherier Place NW, Washington, DC 20016
Ample free street parking. One block from intersection of Macarthur Blvd and Arizona Ave. in Palisades neighborhood. Link to Google Maps

Capitol Hill:
316 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Niki Novak LMFT sees clients on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, Thursday evenings at Fridays at this location. Spencer Northey sees clients on Sunday afternoons at this location.

Contact Us!

  • For more information about the Center and our therapists, contact Elisabeth LaMotte at 202-333-7424, or elisabeth@elisabethlamotte.com
  • For Niki Novak: 202-596-6454, or niki@elisabethlamotte.com
  • For Catherine Kaplan: 202-656-7585 catherine@dccounselingcenter.com
  • For Spencer Northey: 202-656-7818, or spencer@dccounselingcenter.com

Fees and Insurance Reimbursement

Payment Options: We accept credit card, checks, and cash.

One advantage to accepting credit cards is that clients with PPO plans have a window of time submit to insurance plans in order to receive reimbursement.

Complimentary Phone Consultation
Elisabeth and her associates provide a complimentary ten-minute telephone consultation for individuals or couples who are thinking about starting therapy.

Elisabeth LaMotte
Hours: Early morning, Saturday and Sunday morning appointments are often available.
Elisabeth has office hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Individual Therapy: Fees for 45 minute individual sessions: $160
($190 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
Couples/Family Therapy: Fees for 45 minute couples sessions: $180
($210 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
Group Therapy: Fees for ninety minute Sunday group sessions: $60.

Catherine Kaplan
Catherine has daytime office hours on Thursdays and Fridays.
Her fee is $145 for individuals and $165 for couples. Her sessions are 60 minutes.
(Catherine has limited office hours on Thursday evenings and her evening rate is $170 for individuals and $190 for couples.)
Catherine is a Blue Cross provider and does not contract with any insurance companies other than Blue Cross.

Niki Novak
Niki has office hours on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, Thursday evenings and Fridays at our Capitol Hill location and on Wednesday afternoons and evenings in the Palisades. Her fee is $120 for 60 minute individual and $120 for 60 minute couples sessions. Niki is a Blue Cross provider and does not contract with any insurance companies other than Blue Cross.

Spencer Northey
Spencer has office hours on Sunday afternoons at our Capitol Hill location. Her sessions are 60 minutes and her rate is $145 for individuals and $165 for couples or families.

Insurance Reimbursement
Catherine and Niki are Blue Cross providers, so clients with this plan can use their insurance coverage; feel free to reach out to Catherine or Niki directly with questions about this process.

Many of our services generally qualify for reimbursement under most insurance plans. Elisabeth does not directly accept insurance payments. We can, however, provide consultation on how to bill plans for reimbursement directly to the policy-holder. We will also provide an invoice for use with flexible spending plans.

Administrative services
All clients are provided with monthly statements that include the elements required for insurance reimbursement or flexible spending submission. If treatment plans or additional paperwork is required, we will complete these forms without any additional charge. If a client requests an administrative task that incurs charges such as printing or copying a form or document that is more than 10 pages long, the client will be billed for the administrative cost of the copying.

Cancellation Policy for Elisabeth, Niki & Spencer
There is no fee for appointments that are cancelled within 24 hours. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice have a $75 fee. Appointments cancelled 10 minutes after the session begins have a $90 fee. Appointments that are missed without cancellation have a $120 fee. If the public schools are closed for weather or any other emergency, there is no cancellation fee as long as the appointment has been cancelled.

Cancellation Policy for Catherine
There is no fee for appointments that are cancelled within 24 hours. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice have the fee of the appointment. If the public schools are closed for weather or any other emergency, there is no cancellation fee as long as the appointment has been cancelled.

Cancellation Policy for Groups
For long term groups, members agree in advance to pay $20 on the days that they do not attend the group. Clients who cancel with less than 24 hours notice have a $40 fee. Clients who do not attend the group and do not cancel pay the full $60 fee.

For the one-day relationship seminars, payment is collected one week in advance. Participants who cancel with less than a week’s notice do not receive a refund, as space is limited. Groups are thoughtfully structured in advance, and it is rarely possible to fill a space that is vacated with less than a week’s notice.