Frequently Asked Questions
Is virtual counseling/teletherapy secure?
How long are sessions?
Individual and couple sessions are typically 55 minutes once a week, unless your needs call for additional or less frequent sessions.
What’s the typical number of sessions?
The length of therapy will be determined by your specific needs and goals; however, I work from a short term model which typically means less than 12 sessions. In the course of therapy, we will establish points at which to evaluate your satisfaction and progress. Also, I will encourage you to raise any questions or concerns that you have about therapy at any time.
Do you have to live in Illinois to receive services?
Yes. I am licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, which means I can only see clients that reside in the state.
What should I ask my insurance provider when inquring about out-of-network behavioral health services?
Are mental health benefits covered under my plan?
Does your company manage my family's mental health benefits or is another company "subcontracted" to manage my mental health benefits?
Do I need pre-approval/referral from my insurance company before I can see a mental health professional?
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician to see a mental health professional?
Do I have a deductible for services? If so, how much?
Are there co-payments for services? If so, how much?
Can I only see providers on the list provided by my insurance (in-network) or can I choose to see any qualified professional (out-of-network)?
If services are covered for providers who are out-of-network, are those services covered differently than services provided by in-network providers?
Are there visit limits, dollar limits or other coverage limits for my mental health benefits?