HOW IT WORKS
Getting in contact
You can reach me by filling out the contact page on this site, directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling me at 773-340-2517. I do my best to respond within 24 business hours, if you're worried I didn't get your message feel free to reach out again. It is helpful for me to know what you'd like to work on in therapy. If you are planning to use insurance, letting me know what plan type you have allows me to inform you if I am an in-network provider. If I am not able to accommodate you I do my best to give you a referral or resources to help you find another provider. In order to see if it seems like I am a good fit for you, I offer free 15-minute initial phone consultations and am more than happy to schedule this with you.
Before your first session
After we schedule an initial appointment I will be sending you documents to review and complete prior to our meeting. Please let me know if you have any questions about these. I will also verify your insurance information prior to your appointment and will communicate insurance information and costs to you prior to your session. I encourage you to call your insurance provider as well.
What to expect for your first session
The first session might feel intimidating but try not to worry! The first session is mostly getting a picture of who you are and what is bringing you in for therapy. It can help you decide if we are the right fit to work together.
What to expect for ongoing sessions
Following your first session we will work on whatever you feel will be most helpful for you. This might be current stress or symptoms that are impacting your life, processing past experiences, building skills and awareness, or getting to know yourself better. I meet with most clients once a week, but depending on what feels best for you or the progress you're making, we might meet less often. The duration of therapy depends on your individual needs and goals.
Insurance, payments, & fees
I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice, Cigna, Aetna PPO, United Healthcare, and Medicare. If you have insurance with a different company, I can submit to your insurance for out-of-network benefits. I also accept self pay clients and offer sliding scale rates based on income and circumstances.
Initial appointment/intake: $175
50-55min Sessions: $150