Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?
The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment (CCTA) is a mental health clinic that was founded in 2005 by Dr. Katie O’Meara. The practice has continued to expand over the years, welcoming a team of experienced, compassionate, collaborative and culturally-competent therapists who offer comprehensive treatment for all types of mood and behavior disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

How can I gather more information or schedule an appointment?
You can call us at (703) 618-0900 to leave a voicemail with your name, contact information, and question and our administrative coordinator will return your call as soon as possible. You can email [email protected] with your name, contact information, and any information you would like to share with us. If you have found a clinician you are interested in connecting with on our website, you are welcome to mention their names in your initial contact note, or email them directly on the email provided on their website profile.
Please keep in mind that email is not a secure method of communication and be mindful of the information you choose to share.

Where are you located?
We have three different offices to serve the community in the Northern Virginia region, located in Old Town Alexandria, Falls Church, and McLean.

What are your hours of operation?
Our therapists have flexible hours to accommodate varying schedules. While we prioritize seeing people after school and work hours, it is important to note that these hours can be limited, and we encourage individuals and families to consider flexibility in scheduling.

Do you take insurance?
We are an out-of-network clinic and do not take insurance. Your therapist will provide you with a statement at the end of each month that will include all information typically required by insurance companies for reimbursement. We recommend checking with your specific insurance to determine your individual coverage. Please see the attached form Patient Insurance Worksheet as a guideline to gather further information from your insurance.

What are your fees?
Our fees vary depending on the type of service you are pursuing and the therapist you choose to work with. If you are interested in specific pricing information, please reach out to our administrative coordinator who could provide you with further information, or access our financial agreement here. Please be mindful that fees are subject to change and will not always reflect the original pricing.

What age population do you work with?
Our therapists work with a wide range of individuals including children, teens, and adults. If you are curious to learn about individual therapists and the populations with whom they work with you can click here. Additionally, you can reach out to our office for further guidance on which therapist may be the right fit for you.

Do you only provide Cognitive Therapy treatment?
No! Despite our name, we offer a wide range of therapeutic modalities and treatments to cater to individuals needs and goals. Our team of therapists specialize in various approaches and your therapist will work with you to determine the most suitable approach for your goals. Our services include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Play Therapy, Group Therapy, SPACE Program, Parent Coaching and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Co-Parenting Consultations. For more detailed information regarding specific services please click here

What testing services do you provide?
We offer various testing services: Admissions Testing for Independent Schools, Psychoeducational Testing, and Psychological Evaluations. See our Testing Services Page and our Testing FAQ for further information

Are you able to prescribe medication?
None of our clinicians are able to prescribe medication. However, we work closely with trusted psychiatrists in our communities and are happy to provide referrals to work collaboratively to ensure our clients’ needs are being met.

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