Q: I’m a bit uncertain about counseling. Can you help me with this issue?
First of all, congratulations on the courage it takes to recognize that you may be in need of help or support. Being able to reach out is a critical life skill, and we commend you on that. Considering therapy can be scary and we encourage you to call and find out more about our practice. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have and let you get a feel for who we are and how we work.
Q: What happens?
In the first few sessions, we discuss the issues that made you decide to seek counseling and generally become acquainted. The single most important factor in the success of therapy is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client, and we always recommend that our clients use the first few sessions to make sure they feel their therapist is a good fit for them.
Q: Will counseling really help me?
Many of our clients report that they begin to feel better within a few sessions and gain insights and coping strategies that last a lifetime.
Q. How can I get help now, with the coronavirus crisis going on?
We offer online counseling (telehealth), which has been shown to be just as effective as in-person counseling. You can even try it out for a few minutes with us just to make sure you feel comfortable with it. Insurance usually covers online sessions and more recently is not requiring copays or for you to meet a deductible first!
Q: Do you have evening or weekend hours?
Yes, we have day, late afternoon, evening, and weekend appointments available.
Q: I’m concerned about the cost. Do you take insurance?
We are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice. Some of our providers accept United Health insurance as well. For BCBS and United, we will file a claim for you and you will pay your copay at the time of your visit. If you have other insurance, it is likely that you have some out-of-network benefits available, and we invite you to call your insurance company about that. You will need to pay in full at the time of your session, but we are happy to submit claims to your insurance company.
Q: Where are you located?
We are located in Park Ridge, Illinois, at 444 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 220, and in Willowbrook, Illinois, at 535 Plainfield Road, Suite H.
Q: Can I ask more questions?