My office is located in the Monadnock Building in the Chicago loop at 53 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 1605, Chicago, IL 60604 where I work as an associate with a group practice called PeoplePsych. It is easily accessible by public transportation (Jackson blue line stop and Library/State/VanBuren el stop) and there are parking garages and limited street parking options nearby. My office phone number is 312.809.7017. My availability includes weekday evenings and weekends.
Insurance and Rates:
I am in network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plans. For other PPO insurance plans, I can provide you with an itemized receipt to request reimbursement from your insurance carrier for out of network benefits. I additionally work with people who choose not to use insurance, also referred to as fee-for-service.
The fee for fee-for-service rates are $160 for the initial 60 minute session and $130 for ongoing 60 minute sessions.
What to Expect:
I really value that you chose me as your therapist. I totally understand that I am a stranger to you, until we develop our therapeutic relationship, and understand it feels scary to start opening up to someone you don’t know. Although I may gently challenge you at times to help promote growth, I will never force you to discuss something you that you are not ready for. It is my job to create a safe and comfortable space for you to discuss your concerns.
The initial session is an assessment session. Just as a doctor isn’t going to immediately prescribe antibiotics if you report a headache without gathering further information, I need to learn more about your current situation, past history, family history, coping skills, and more, to better understand your presenting issue and to know how to best help you. So, the first session involves me asking a lot of questions. Once I get a better sense of who you are, I will work with you to identify the goals you want to work on so you get the most out of our work together. In our subsequent sessions, we will discuss what you want to discuss to help you reach your goals.