How long is each session and what are your fees?
A therapy session is 55 minutes at a rate of $150. I accept cash, check and Visa, Mastercard, Discover.
Do you take insurance?
Yes. I am a Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Illinois PPO provider.
I am considered Out-of-Network for all other insurance plans. I provide Out-of-Network clients with documentation necessary to receive reimbursements from their insurance company.
What should I know about using my insurance plan?
Insurance plans do vary and therefore, it is important to check your benefits before your first appointment. I always encourage clients to contact their insurance company to understand fully what their insurance plan covers and what it does not cover. Any portion of the fee not covered by your insurance company is your responsibility at the time of your appointment.
How often will we meet and for what length of time?
In the beginning of therapy, I recommend meeting on a weekly basis. The length of your therapy is dependent on your needs and goals. We will discuss and identify your treatment goals over the first few sessions. As you move through therapy, your goals may change or be adjusted based on the therapeutic process.
What is your cancellation policy?
My full fee is charged for missed appointments and cancellations with less than 48 hours notice.
Are therapy sessions confidential?
Confidentiality is a critical part of the therapeutic process and therapeutic relationship. Overall, the law protects the confidentiality of all communication between therapist and client. There are exceptions to this rule, however. These exceptions include:
- In the case that I have reason to believe that you are at risk for doing serious harm to yourself;
- In the case that I have reason to believe that you are at risk for doing harm to others, such as committing a serious offense (homicide, engaging in risky behaviors that involve others);
- In the case that I have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 is being or has been physically abused, sexually abused or neglected by a parent or caretaker or there is suspected abuse of a disabled or elderly person;
- In the case that I am ordered to do so by a judge in a court of law.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. In cases where clients do not cooperate, I will take measure without their permission that are provided by law to ensure their safety.