MUSE Psychological Associates

Evaluation and Resolution of Personal Concerns

Mood: Impatience, irritability, lack of energy or motivation, fatigue, emotional suffering, negativism, prolonged sadness, lack of concentration, compromised memory, insomnia, depression.    


Mood disorders refer to depression, in one form or another. Depression is categorized in different ways by several diagnostic systems, but a simplified version identifies four major types of depression: Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, and Adjustment Disorder with Depression. While there is good evidence that pharmacotherapy is helpful in many cases of bipolar and major depressions, the evidence weighs in the opposite direction for dysthymia and adjustment reactions. In many cases, a combined approach is recommended, yet the rule of thumb is that psychotherapy ideally plays a role whether there is medication prescribed or not.


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Current Availability

By Appointment

We currently have appointments open with Dr. Muse in our Woodstock, Virginia office, and with Gloria Frigola at our Bethesda office.


A Note on Fees


We strongly recommend that you contact your insurance before the initial evaluation to guarantee that your treatment is covered. Dr. Muse currently accepts Anthem insurance, whereas Gloria Frigola is accepting no insurance; nonetheless, we provide the documentation that you later turn into your insurer for reimbursement, if you have such coverage. For out-of-network or self-pay arrangements, we request payment at the time that service is rendered.

Our current fees are $200 for individual therapy with Dr. Muse, and $160 for individual or couple therapy with Ms. Frigola.



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