Office Locations

2 Locations:


5101 MacArthur Boulevard, NW Washington, DC 20016

Elisabeth LaMotte sees clients Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this location.  Michele Martini sees clients on Friday afternoons 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 sees clients on Sundays at this location.

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Fees and Insurance Reimbursement

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

Elisabeth, Michele, Spencer and Erin 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
Elisabeth and her associates provide a complimentary ten-minute telephone consultation for individuals or couples who are thinking about starting therapy.

Elisabeth LaMotte

Elisabeth has office hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Individual Therapy: Fees for 45 minute individual sessions: $220
($250 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
Couples/Family Therapy: Fees for 45 minute couples sessions: $240
($270 for weekend and evening sessions and sessions before 9:00 am.)
The first meeting with Elisabeth is a 60 minute extensive intake session.
The rate for the first session is $250 for individuals and $270 for couples.
($280 for individuals and $295 for couples meeting on the weekend or in the evening.)

Michele Martini 

Michele has office hours on Friday afternoons into the early evening in the Palisades.  His rate is $170 for a 55 minute individual session and $190 for a 55 minute couples session.

Spencer Northey

Spencer is on maternity leave and will begin working with new clients in early 2022.

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 $85 fee. Appointments cancelled 10 minutes after the session begins have a $110 fee. Appointments that are missed without cancellation have a $140 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.