During the summer months, the Reduced-Fee Referral Service is taking referrals for couples therapy only. If you are seeking couples therapy, we can in all likelihood refer you to an experienced licensed therapist who has been accepted into our Couples Training Program and who intends to begin training in the fall. If you are seeking individual psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, please feel free to check back with us in the fall.
Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and Couples Therapy
Reduced fees available
Serving Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and the surrounding metropolitan area
The Reduced-Fee Referral Service is associated with the ICP+P Training Programs. Individuals seeking assistance through this service will be referred to a therapist-in-training or to an analyst-in-training, schedules permitting. The trainees are licensed mental health professionals, with years of clinical experience, who are seeking post-graduate training. The service was created to offer trainees the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills. The trainees will be supervised by more experienced clinicians who are faculty members of ICP+P. In addition, ICP+P is committed to offering affordable rates to make psychotherapy available to the community at large.
How do psychotherapy and psychoanalysis help?
In both psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, you will meet regularly with a highly trained mental health professional to talk about your concerns. Together, you and your therapist will work to understand your current circumstances, the concerns that bring you to seek help at this time, and how your earlier experiences affect your current problem. As you become more aware of personal patterns, you will achieve more flexibility in your approach to life’s challenges. In addition to addressing the specific difficulties that bring you to treatment, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis seek to increase your personal fulfillment and compassion towards yourself and others.
Working with a therapist or analyst can help with concerns in the following areas:
- Relationship difficulties
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss, grief, and transitions
- Sexuality and intimacy
- Assertiveness and anger
- Work stress
- Compulsive and addictive behaviors
- Communication problems
Which is best for you – psychotherapy or psychoanalysis?
Both modes of treatment are helpful. Certain people may find one or the other more suitable. Sometimes, logistics and practical issues are a consideration. Our intake coordinator will work with you to help you make the best decision. In general, in psychotherapy, the patient sits in a chair, talks with the therapist, and meets once or twice a week. In psychoanalysis, a patient may choose to sit up or lie down on an analytic couch, and often meets three to five times a week. Meeting with your analyst three or more times a week creates the opportunity for more continuity and more intensive exploration of your issues.
When is couples therapy recommended?
Couples therapy can be very useful when there are problems in significant relationships. Often people find that patterns from earlier relationships reemerge in their current intimate relationship. In couples therapy both partners meet together with the therapist. The treatment improves communication, understanding of each other, and helps resolve the conflicts between the partners.
Setting up an appointment
People who are seeking reduced-fee individual or couples therapy or psychoanalysis may fill in and submit the below form. Our intake coordinator will conduct a telephone consultation and make appropriate recommendations. Fees will be adjusted in an effort to meet individual needs. Therapy locations are available throughout the Washington-Baltimore area. We are committed to providing affordable, effective consultation and treatment for members of the community.
Only complete the form below if you are looking for couples therapy. Other options are not currently available.