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Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C

Office: Keith Miller & Associates Counseling
1320 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Practice Description: I work best with people seeking to improve their sexual intimacy and who prefer a therapist who is direct and honest and provides ample feedback. Whether your sexual style is "vanilla" or adventurous, I'm at home. I can help you transform your sex life from being an area of conflict or pain to a playground of passion that provides a deep sense of contentment and joy. If you're ready for a therapist that can competently address your relationship's emotional and physical needs, I look forward to your call.

I'm highly successful treating issues in these areas: Women with low desire, lack of interest/pleasure, pain during intercourse, porn widows, "sexless marriage," premature ejaculation, maintaining arousal, sexual trauma history, body awareness and body confidence, emotional intelligence, kink/BDSM, swing, fetishes, and gay/lesbian/transgender.

In my 20 years of practice, clients and colleagues have told me they love my genuine approach and my "outside-the-box" style. I'm very passionate about my work and it brings me great satisfaction when people tell me I've provided them with a safe place to grow.

My practice is affiliated with Keith Miller & Associates Counseling (
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Sexual Dysfunction
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Gender Identity
HIV/AIDS-related Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Family Systems
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Gottman, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)
Additional Demographic Expertise: Christian
Education: Masters of Social Work
Barry University, FL, 2000
License #: 16067
License State: Maryland
Professional Affiliations:
American Association of the Sexuality Educator, Counselor and Therapists (AASECT)
Sex Therapy Post Graduate Institute of Columbia University
Fee Schedule: Individuals, 50 minute: $150
Couples, 50 minutes, $150
Couples, 80 minutes, $240
Accepted Insurance: Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Because I am a licensed as a clinical social worker, my professional services do qualify for patient reimbursement under most insurance plans. Coverage varies widely from policy to policy, so you may want to review your benefits to determine your expected reimbursement.

Most insurance companies will not reimburse specifically for “marriage counseling,” “couples counseling,” or “relationship counseling.” The procedure code I use for couples that is generally reimbursable is called “conjoint psychotherapy.” This procedure code is 908.47. Use this language when inquiring with your insurance about reimbursement for couples counseling.

My services are provided directly to you, and your payment is made directly to me at the time of each session. If you decide to use your insurance, you can file for reimbursement with your insurance carrier, using the statement we will provide.

However, before making the decision to use your insurance coverage to reimburse you for therapy, please consider the following:

Confidentiality: All insurance companies require some information about the reason for psychological treatment in order to process your claim. In addition, managed care plans often require detailed information regarding the problem for which you are seeking help, history, symptoms, family life, work life, and so on. The information is entered into increasingly large information systems, and current regulations are not strong in protecting confidentiality.

Control of Treatment: Managed care companies may use the information to decide if treatment is medically necessary, what kind of therapy is approved, and, later, if it should continue. Many of the insurance company employees who make these decisions have limited training, and of course have never met with you.

Psychiatric Diagnosis: Health insurance is designed to pay for the treatment of illness. Therefore, a psychiatric diagnosis code must be given before most insurance companies will pay.
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Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C, Therapist in Washington

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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