"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
My practice is located in IL and is 100% telehealth (or online counseling via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform). Due to current counseling guidelines, I'm only able to provide counseling to those within the state of IL.
Reaching Out for Initial Consultation Call
To learn more about counseling services and to explore if I'm a good fit, I offer a free 10-15 minute initial consultation call. Use the Contact page or my Psychology Today profile to reach out schedule a session. Please mention the best way to reach you. I look forward to talking with you! (Please note: Communications via email or social media outlets are not secure. If you choose to reach out this way, it is advised to limit personal heath information and details shared via these methods.)
Scheduling an Appointment
If you are ready to begin counseling, please contact me and we can schedule our initial appointment. Upon scheduling your session, you will receive a link to a client portal via email where you will enter your information and gain access to intake paperwork. (NOTE: Client portal links expire within 24 hours. If you don't login within 24 hours, click on the expired link, and you should be able to input your email address to receive a new link. Please check spam folders if you don't receive the link.)
Intake forms include, but are not limited to: informed consents/policies, demographic/insurance information, and a general questionnaire regarding why you're seeking counseling. Intake paperwork is required to be completed at least 48 hours before the first appointment, or the appointment will need to be rescheduled. (If you are unable to access the information online for any reason, please let me know and I can arrange to have the paperwork available prior to your session.)
What to Expect During Counseling Sessions
Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes long, although the initial session or two are 60 minutes.The first few sessions will be an assessment period to collect information to help us collaborate in creating goals for treatment. Please know it's normal to be nervous about counseling, especially if you've never been or aren't quite sure what to talk about - I understand. My goal is to build rapport with my clients from the start to help them feel comfortable with the process of counseling. In order to help my clients, I utilize a variety of therapeutic models, tailored to each client or situation, including mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Solution-Focused, and Family Systems. Learn about my qualifications and experience here.
I'm currently in-network with BCBS and United Healthcare. If I am out-of-network for your insurance, I can provide you with a monthly superbill/receipt upon request which you can submit to your out-of-network insurance company. In those situations, any reimbursement from your insurance company will be sent to you.Please contact your insurance company if you have any questions regarding your insurance benefits and coverage for mental health counseling services. (I also work with clients opting not to use insurance, or self-pay clients).
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Session costs vary based on session length and format. These rates are discussed with clients and are listed in client intake paperwork. Please inquire for more details, or to discuss insurance or session costs. Payment/fees clients are responsible for are due at the time of service.
If you are unable to attend a session, please contact me as soon as possible. Please note that you will be charged a late cancellation fee for sessions cancelled less than 24 hours from scheduled counseling sessions, or for not showing up for a scheduled session. The late cancellation/no-show fee is the full session fee, which is not covered by insurance. Therefore, this fee is your responsibility.