Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you work with?
I work with high-achieving teenagers and adults who want to worry less. I work with athletes, perfectionists, and professionals who want to perform their best and take care of themselves.
What kinds of things can you help with?
Most clients come to see me about anxiety, sport psychology, eating disorders, and trauma.
I can help when:
You don't feel like you're good enough. You worry a lot about the future. You practice well, but don't perform your best in big competitions. You fear gaining weight. You have big feelings. You criticize yourself. You're going through a big life transition. You're picky about what you eat. You feel like everything needs to be in perfect order. You beat yourself up after a bad performance. You feel like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. You want to stress less. You want to live a more fulfilled life.
If this sounds like you, let's chat.
How does the process work?
If you're ready to start or just want to learn more about services, contact us using the form below. You can also call the office phone (919) 892-9844. If we are a good match based on what you want help with, we will schedule an appointment. Before meeting, you'll complete some paperwork that we will review in session.
Meeting someone for the first time through telemedicine can be nerve-wracking. We will spend most of the first session getting to know you and your goals. We will also review clinic policies and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions. Together, we will create a plan to help you reach your goals - the plan will include what we talk about in sessions and how often we meet. It's important to me that you feel comfortable and heard. No topic is off-limits!
If you want to know more about how I like to work in therapy, read this open letter to my clients. If you want to know about what to cover in a telemedicine visit, read this article about what to expect in a teletherapy session.
North Carolina, especially the Raleigh/Durham Triangle area, is a very large place. Telemedicine maximizes convenience so you can improve your life from the comfort of your own home. It eliminates travel time so you can schedule appointments when it works best for you. Telemedicine is also very private.
Dr. Marina is also credentialed through PSYPACT, which is legislation that allows her to practice in 37 different states. This means that you can still have therapy if you travel to one of those participating states, or your young adult child is home for the summer or away at school. This offers flexibility and continuity of care.
If you feel you need to meet with a professional in-person, I can provide referrals for other providers in the area.
Do you accept insurance?
Therapy is an investment in yourself (or your child) and your well-being. My services are considered "out-of-network" for insurance, meaning you are responsible for the fee at the time of service. This allows me to spend more time on your care instead of on the phone with insurance companies.
Initial diagnostic evaluations are $265; Follow-up sessions are $195 for individual therapy and $205 for family therapy, all 50-minute therapy sessions. Longer sessions may be available upon request and are a slightly higher fee (additionally, shorter sessions may also be available upon request for a slightly reduced fee). I accept all major credit cards, including health savings cards.
I care about making therapy accessible, so I have several reduced-cost "slots." Contact me to see if a sliding scale spot is available. If you are uninsured or need a sliding scale rate for any other reason, I recommend Open Path Collective for finding affordable mental health services.
Depending on your insurance plan, you may have out-of-network benefits, meaning your insurance company may reimburse a certain percentage of the counseling service fee. I can provide a receipt for you to send to your insurance company for reimbursement. To find out if you have out-of-network benefits, call the number on the back of your insurance card.