Getting Started

If you would like more information or to schedule a first appointment, please call me at


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Many people use their health insurance to pay for most of the costs of therapy. I encourage you to contact your insurance company to find out specifically what benefits are available to you and if you must do anything to be pre-certified before a first appointment. I am an in-network provider for Aetna, Beacon (Value Options) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (PPO), Cigna, and Magellan. If you have other insurance, you probably can see me as an out-of-network provider, with a higher out-of-pocket payment.  

Our first session, or several sessions, is an important period of assessment of your current situation, the personal history that may bear on it, your goals, and how well my services fit your needs. I will ask you to come to my office about 15 minutes before the appointment time in order to read Information for Clients about such issues as confidentiality, client rights, and fees.