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Group Therapy AssociatesGroup practice

Group practice
Washington DCFloridaVirginia
Adjustment difficulties & disorders-Family issues- Couples counseling- Depression- Anxiety -Racism, oppression, and discrimination-
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Practice Information

So often we find ourselves in patterns of thought and behavior that aren’t serving us. At GTA, we help you break out of these cycles, by giving you the space to create a new story and expand into your fuller self.

Led by our CEO and founder, Esther Boykin, LMFT, our work is built on three core principles - stay curious, honor emotions, act with intention. We believe these are the foundation to helping our clients show up more fully for their lives and relationships.

We believe that therapy should be innovative, evolving, culturally attuned, and highly accessible to all. Every person deserves a safe place to feel seen and loved for the complex and imperfect human they are and it is our mission to help create that.

Our therapists work from a range of theoretical approaches to offer each client a personalized plan for your therapy journey. We have a diverse, compassionate, and creative team of therapists on staff to meet the needs of a wide range of clients and concerns.

Check out the photos to learn more about our clinicians or visit our website for more information on each therapist.


What services does your practice offer?

Group Therapy Associates is a diverse psychotherapy practice in the Washington DC metro area. We offer online and in-person therapy for individuals, couples, children, and families in Northern Virginia and the Eastern Market area of DC.

In addition to our clinical services, we also offer workshops, social events, retreats, and products designed to bring the wisdom and healing of therapy out of the therapy room through our Therapy Is Not A Dirty Word division.

How does payment work at your practice?

Group Therapy Associates participates with CareFirst insurance plans. We will reach out to your CareFirst plan to confirm your coverage but encourage all clients to also contact them to confirm copay, co-insurance, and/or deductibles that may apply prior to your first session.

We accept all credit and debit cards (including FSA/HSA debit cards.

In an effort to help our self pay clients save money while committing to their therapy journey, we offer pre-paid packages of 4, 6, and 12 sessions. Packages are paid in full up front and offer reduced rates starting from $130/session for a 12 session package.

We are happy to provide courtesy billing for most out-of-network insurance plans. This means we submit the claim for you and the insurance company pays you directly. We also provide monthly superbills to submit to health savings or flex spending accounts for reimbursement.

Why should I choose your practice?

Group Therapy Associates is the place for you if you're ready to become more than what the world has defined you to be, create healthy and fulfilling connections, and cultivate the tools needed to take the best care of yourself. Our highly skilled, culturally diverse, and compassionate therapists are her to give you the space to rewrite your story and expand into your fuller self.

Whether you're struggling with a mood disorder, seeking to have more intimacy and better communication in your relationship, or simply wanting to understand yourself better, our therapists offer a compassionate and creative approach to modern mental health.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at GTA specialize in a myriad of mental health issues and approaches.

We have clinicians focused on working with children and families facing challenges with mood disorders, social skills, conflict, and trauma.

And other therapists who are highly skilled in navigating romantic relationships including dating issues, marital conflict, sex and intimacy concerns as well as support for non-traditional relationships.

And every member of our team brings their own unique approach to working with anxiety, depression, stress, and common life transitions.

The best way to know how we can help you is to get to know our therapists and their specialties. You can fill out a detailed booking form on our website and our intake team will help match you with the best fit for your needs.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Virginia: 0717001145 - Washington DC: LMFT000240 - Florida: 225


English, Hindi, Spanish


Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • American University Student Health Insurance (CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in DC, VA)
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (in-network in DC, VA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in VA)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$195 (55min)
  • Initial session:$195 (55min)
  • Couples sessions:$195 (55min)
  • Family sessions:$195 (55min)
  • 4 session package (all 4 prepaid up front /$640)$160 (55min)
  • 6 session package (all 6 prepaid up front /$1160)$145 (55min)
  • 12 session package (all 12 prepaid up front /$1560)$130 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"The call was made promptly at the scheduled time."
- Zencare client May 2023

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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