FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you see clients in-person? Do you do teletherapy?
I am currently offering both in-person sessions at my office and telehealth sessions via a HIPAA compliant video platform. The decision on whether in-person, telehealth, or a combination of both would be best will be made collaboratively on an individual basis with each client.
Do you do therapy with adults? With kids? With couples or families?
I only see adult clients over the age of 22. I also only see people on an individual basis. I do not do couple's or family therapy or work with with children or adolescents.
How do I know if we would be a good fit?
Finding a therapist that is the right fit is a combination of finding someone who does the type of therapy that works best for you (for example: EMDR, Humanistic, DBT, etc.) and someone who "clicks" with you personally. I'm happy to provide a free 10-15 phone consultation to answer questions and let you determine if you think I would be a good fit for you before we schedule the first session.
Do you take insurance? How can I find out if you are "In-Network" for my insurance?
I am currently in-network with BCBS PPO, BCBS BlueChoice PPO, and United PPO plans; however, clients are responsible for checking with their insurance plans to make sure they are considered in-network. Clients are responsible for any costs not covered by insurance, including copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. If you call the number on the back of your insurance card, a customer service representative can confirm if I am "in-network" for you, as well as provide information about any deductibles, copay or co-insurance that you would be responsible for. Be sure to check coverage for both "in-person" and "telehealth" coverage; it can vary. It is also important to check if a pre-authorization / authorization is needed for sessions to be covered.
Many insurance plans also have out-of-network benefits. If you want to use out-of-network benefits, full payment for the session is due at the time of the session. I can provide you with statements to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
If I don't plan to use insurance, what are your fees?
The first 2 sessions are considered "Intake" sessions; they are $175. All sessions following are $155.
Under the No Surprises Act, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. See this notice for additional information:
How long are your sessions?
Sessions are a "therapeutic hour", which is approximately 53 minutes.
If I need to cancel a session, what's your cancellation policy?
For sessions cancelled with more than 24 hours notice, there is no cancellation fee. For any late cancellations (cancelling with less than 24 hours notice), the full session fee will be charged directly to you. If you are more than 15 minutes late for the session, the session will be canceled and the late cancellation fee will be charged.
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3166 N. Lincoln Ave, Suite 214A, Chicago, IL 60657
P: (773) 217-8851
F: (872) 813-4218