Office Locations

2 Locations:


5101 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Washington, DC 20016

Elisabeth LaMotte sees clients Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this location.  The light-filled office is located on the second floor of Bambu restaurant. There is ample street parking on Dana Place both below and above MacArthur Boulevard. (The owners of Bambu kindly ask that if you park in their lot during restaurant business hours you make a restaurant purchase.)


Spencer Northey LMFT is providing TeleHealth and is licensed to see clients who are based in DC or Maryland at the time of the appointment.  She will eventually return to meeting with clients in our Petworth location.  Spencer meets with clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Fees and Insurance Reimbursement

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

We are not providers for any insurance plans. We provide monthly statements with the information that insurance companies request for those who are submitting for reimbursement.  

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
Spencer provides a complimentary ten-minute telephone consultation for individuals or couples who are thinking about starting therapy.  Elisabeth does not provide complimentary consultations.

Elisabeth LaMotte

Elisabeth has office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Individual Therapy: Fees for 45 minute individual sessions: $240
($290 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
Couples/Family Therapy: Fees for 45 minute couples sessions: $260
($310 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
The first three meetings with Elisabeth are 60 minute comprehensive intake meetings to help us get started.  The rate for these first three sessions is $290 for individuals and $310 for couples.
($340 for individuals and $360 for couples meeting on the weekend or in the evening.)

Spencer Northey

Spencer has office hours on Tuesdays and Sundays.  The rate for individual therapy is $195 on Tuesdays and $215 on Sundays.  The rate for couples therapy is $215 on Tuesdays and $235 on Sundays.

Michele Martini

Michele has transitioned into private practice and can be reached at:

Erin Katz

Erin is on extended maternity leave and is not taking new clients at this time

Insurance Reimbursement
Many of our services generally qualify for reimbursement under most insurance plans. Elisabeth and Spencer do 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.

Cancellation Policy
There is no fee for appointments that are cancelled within 24 hours. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice have a $95 fee. Appointments cancelled 10 minutes after the session begins have a $130 fee. Appointments that are missed without cancellation have a $175 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.