Prior to beginning therapy, please review and complete the attached forms.  Please bring the completed forms with you to your first session.

Practice Policies

HIPAA Policies 
Privacy Policies

Adult Intake

Credit Card Form


How long are therapy sessions?  Therapy sessions generally last 55 minutes although some insurance companies limit sessions at 45 minutes.  Your therapist will discuss the length of session that applies to you.


How often are sessions scheduled?  Generally, sessions are weekly.  Dependent on circumstances, there are occasions that the therapist and client jointly agree that sessions should be scheduled twice per week.  As goals are met, some clients reduce their sessions to every other week.


Does insurance pay for my treatment?  This practice accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Presence IPA, Blue Choice, Cigna, TRICARE, Humana, Medicare, Optum/UBH and Aetna PPO insurance plans as well as several employee assistance programs. If you wish to utilize your insurance, please bring your insurance card to your first session and note your copayment.  Clients with insurance coverages that aren't covered in our practice may pay for their sessions and submit to their insurance company for out of network reimbursement. If you wish to do submit for any out of network benefits, please ask your therapist for documentation to submit to your insurance company.


Do you accept checks or credit cards?  Yes to both.


Do you offer evening appointments?  Yes, at both the Evanston and Des Plaines office.


How do I schedule my first appointment?  Please call 847.877.3970 or email Please note that email is not a confidential media and HIPAA cannot be assured.  


What do I bring to my first appointment?  Please bring your completed forms, a copy of your insurance card and knowledge of your copay if appropriate.


Where are your offices?  

  • The Des Plaines office is located in the downtown area at 1585 Ellinwood Avenue, Suite 106.  There is ample free parking and the office is about 3 minutes from Interstate 294.  It is also directly across from the Metra station.

  • The Evanston office is located in the Carlson Building at 636 Church Street, Suite 615  There is street parking available as well as a lot near the library.  There is easy access to the "L" and Metra.