Frequently Asked Questions
How long is each session?
A therapy session is 50 minutes.
Do you take insurance?
I am currently in-network and accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO. I recommend contacting your insurance company to inquire and verify your in-network mental health benefits. Please note that ultimate responsibility for payment rests with the client should there be any gap or shortfall in coverage.
For all other insurance panels I am considered an out-of-network provider. I provide clients using out-of-network provider benefits with the appropriate documentation to receive reimbursements from their insurance companies. I recommend contacting the member services number on your insurance card and inquiring about your out-of-network mental health benefits. Be sure to ask about the deductible, the rate of reimbursement, and any limitation on the number of sessions.
All fees are due at the time of service. I accept all credit cards, checks and cash.
How often will we meet and how many sessions will be necessary?
In the beginning, I recommend meeting weekly. Your desired goals and individual needs will determine the length of our work together. During the first few sessions, we will identity your goals, as well as discuss ways in which we will know you are working towards achieving those goals. As our work together progresses we will reexamine and reassess your goals as necessary.
What is your cancellation policy?
Twenty-four hour notice is necessary for cancellations. If a cancellation occurs without twenty-four hour notice a full fee is charged. I will take into account emergency situations.
Are therapy sessions confidential?
Confidentiality is a vital component of the therapeutic relationship. I abide by all state and federal laws governing confidentiality. All matters are kept strictly confidential and can only be released through the approved channels by law and with the client’s consent.
There are exceptions to this law. The law requires that I report any suspected child abuse or elder abuse immediately to the appropriate authorities. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), I must notify the police and inform the intended victim(s). If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to obtain their cooperation in ensuring his or her safety. In cases where clients do not cooperate, I will take measures without their permission, within the confines of the law, to ensure their safety.