What type of therapy do you do?
Lasting change tends to happen when have a deeper understanding of our suffering. There is no one size fits all way to talk about your inner world, so we find what works best for you. Drawing from psychodynamic, existential, and interpersonal process models treatment is tailored to fit your needs.
What can I expect the first session?
Psychotherapy is relationship based, so we have to meet in person and get to know one another tp know how best to help you. Our first meeting we talk about the frame for the treatment. We establish roles and expectations prior to talking about what brought you in. Before our time is up we process the session and assess how to best help you feel better.
How can I make an appointment?
I would love to talk with you about the process. Please, call the office at 312-285-2217. Talking in person is always preferred, and when that's not possible phone is the next best option.
What will therapy cost per hour?
Sessions are $165 for 60 minutes.
Can I use insurance?
Yes, I am an in-network provider for BCBSIL and Cigna. Please contact your insurance provider prior to meeting for fees specific to your plan. For all other insurances, I can provide you with documenation to request reimbursement.
What about Sliding Scale?
Unfortunately, I do not offer sliding scale. I would be happy to provide you with referrals so you can get the support you need.
How often would we meet?
Typically, once or twice a week. Depending on your goals and severity of your symptoms we may decide to meet more or less often. Together we agree to a treatment plan and make adjustments as we see fit along the way.
In an emergency how do I contact you?
For emergencies call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are someone who is in frequent need of emergency services, then I would be happy to help you find another treatment provider better suited to your needs.
What if I am late or need to cancel?
If you are late, we will work with the time left in the hour. I do charge my full hourly fee for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance. Contact outside of session is reserved for scheduling issues.
Is therapy confidential?
Yes, your treatment is confidential. The only exception to confidentiality is if there is reason to believe you or another person is in danger. I am a mandated reporter for the health and safety of others.