Marianne Riley Psychotherapy is now offering Mental Health Assessments for $125 (or through insurance- Cigna, United, or Aetna).
What is a mental health assessment?
Good question. So, if you have been dealing with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, etc.- YOU MAY QUALIFY for a medical marijuana card (through a medical marijuana doctor).
The assessment is a 45-minute appointment where Marianne Riley will assess your symptoms and background history. At the end of the session, Marianne will have an accurate picture of wether or not you meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis.
If you do meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis, you will receive a letter documenting your mental health condition.
You take this letter to a Maryland Marijuana Doctor and your doctor will review the document (and make the decision to approve you or not).
What can you expect?
45-minute-1 hour assessment. Marianne will ask you comprehensive questions aimed at gathering your mental health history. At the end of the session, you will be told your diagnosis (if you meet criteria).
What is next?
Once you leave the office- you can go straight to the Green Health Docs location nearest to you. Please read their website CAREFULLY so you know what you need to do.
Marianne’s role is simply to assess you (if applicable, give you a diagnosis) and provide subsequent therapy (if you are interested).
Qualifying Conditions (according to Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission):
- any health condition that is severe for which other treatments have been ineffective (Marianne can only give mental health diagnosis- not physical/medical diagnosis)
Marianne offers assessments Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00AM-3:00PM.
Assessment (45-minute-1 hour): $125
Subsequent individual therapy sessions: $100
You may use insurance- Cigna or Aetna ONLY (Blue Cross Blue Shield coming soon).
**Disclosure: Marianne Riley is NOT a doctor. Marianne only offers assessments and therapy. There is no guarantee that you will 1) qualify for a mental health diagnosis or 2) just because you qualify for a mental health diagnosis, it is ultimately up to the physician to approve you.**