Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance?
Counseling services are often reimbursable by most insurance companies. I am a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and BlueChoice, Cigna, Optum United and Medicare. I work with other insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. If you would like to use your out-of-network benefits, a receipt will be provided to you to submit to your insurance provider. Please check with your insurance provider to confirm your eligibility for reimbursement.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, credit cards, Chase QuickPay, and check payments.
How long will I be in counseling?
Sessions are scheduled based on the support that you need. Therapy can last as long as you and your therapist agree is necessary. The treatment process is goal oriented and sessions begin to taper off as you approach the ending phase of services.
How do I get started?
To get started please call me at (872) 216-0255. You can also click on the contact link to send me a message. I will then follow up with you in order to provide any additional information needed. I offer a 20 minute consult free of charge to help you decide if you think I could be helpful to you.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to miss an appointment, I require at least 24 hours of notice; otherwise, you will be charged a fee for your missed appointment.
Are counseling sessions confidential?
Yes. Federal and state law prohibits me sharing anything without your expressed written permission.
What are the qualifications of a LCSW?
In the state of Illinois to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) you have to have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, then complete 3,000 hours of work experience supervised by an LCSW, and finally pass the state licensing exam. In addition to my LCSW, I also have advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples therapy and my certificate in Veterinary Social Work (VSW-CP).
Do you work with people who do not have pets?
Absolutely. While a speciality of my practice is veterinary social work and supporting pet owners, I also provide individual and couples therapy to people dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma as well as life stressors and concerns.
Can I bring my pet to sessions?
If your pet is an important part of your life, your pet will definitely be “in” the session as we will spend much of our time talking about your pet and how they impact your life. However, at this point in time counseling services are for people-only so please leave your pet at home, but do bring a picture to share!