BEFORE YOUR REQUEST
what you need to know...
Location of Sessions
All sessions are via teletherapy at this time, which means you need access to a computer, reliable high quality WiFi, and a webcam. Additionally, you have to be located in Illinois at the time of the session, because I am only licensed in Illinois. If you need to go out of town, we'll need to schedule sessions after you return.
Cost of Sessions
Free 25 minute consultation - Determine if you think we’d be a good fit.
The cost for the rest of the sessions range from $175-$215 per session depending on whether it's an intake (first appointment) or regular individual/couples therapy session.
At least 24 hours in advance. If you do not show up for your scheduled teletherapy appointment, without proper notification, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
I accept BCBS PPO of IL health insurance at this time. Your insurance may cover all or a portion of the cost for sessions. You will need to contact your insurance provider for specific details such as if you have a copay and deductible as well as the amount of the copay and deductible. Please be sure to specify that you are looking for details on whether teletherapy is covered.
If you have a different provider, you can contact your insurance company and ask about the coverage for out of network providers. Please be sure to specify that you are looking for details on out of network mental health coverage and whether teletherapy is covered. (Additional information is provided in the FAQ section).
Forms of payment
All major credit cards are accepted for payment. Payment is due at the time that services are provided via the Adaptive Telehealth website.
Teletherapy, or virtual counseling as it’s otherwise known, is the online delivery of therapy services via two-way video conferencing. Sessions are nearly identical to traditional therapy sessions save for one major exception. Instead of sitting together in the same room, patients and therapists interact via live video conferencing.
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What to Expect During Your Sessions.
Your Intake Interview
In the intake session for individuals, I will gather information about your areas of concern, your history (e.g., family, social), and goals for treatment.
For couples, the intake process consists of a session with the couple and then individual sessions with each partner. In the session with the couple, I will gather information about your relationship (e.g., areas of conflict and agreement). In the individual sessions with each partner I will gather information about your personal history (e.g., family, romantic relationships) and give you an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, and perceptions of your relationship as well as goals for therapy. It is important to note, that after this individual session, most of the work will involve sessions where you will be seen together as a couple.
I will create a draft of a treatment plan based on the information gathered during the intake process.
In the next session, we will review the draft of the treatment plan. You can provide feedback about whether any changes are needed. The treatment plan is a working document, meaning we can make adjustments to it at any time. We will periodically review the treatment plan to determine level of progress on identified goals.
The sessions that follow are dictated by you and/or your partner(s) in terms of you and/or your partner(s) goals and willingness to change. The frequency of sessions is up to you and/or your partner(s) (e.g., weekly, biweekly, monthly).