Fees for services are as follows:
Initial 15-20 min phone consultation: free
Check of out-of-network coverage and benefits: free
Initial 55-min intake session: $275
Ongoing 50-min therapy sessions: $215
Requested letters/forms/case consultation: Free up to 15 min, then pro-rated hourly rate
During the initial phone consultation, we will talk about what you are hoping to get out of therapy, and if the approach I use is a good fit for you. If we want to proceed, we will schedule the initial intake session.
Subsequent sessions are typically held weekly for 12-16 weeks, with some clients remaining in therapy for 6-12 months or more, depending upon the support needed. Therapy goals will continue to be assessed together so that we can be sure that we are making progress in a way that is meaningful to you, and we can adjust what we are doing, and how often we are meeting, as needed. As we approach termination, we will talk about how to best support this transition and celebrate the progress you have made towards a life of flexibility and meaning.
I do not accept insurance, which was a thoughtful and intentional choice, given the specialized services I provide. Insurance companies can dictate some parameters of treatment (e.g., number and frequency of sessions, diagnoses required, session length) and I wanted to ensure the flexibility needed to deliver expert care to you. My goal is to give you the most individualized and effective treatment possible in a focused period of time in order to best use your time, energy and finances. This goal-directed and time-limited work is designed to be more cost-effective over time because you will be empowered with the skills needed to continue with your progress after we end our work together.
I am happy to speak with you about filing for out-of-network coverage if you have those benefits through your insurance plan. You can learn more about the process of using out-of-network benefits here. If you want me to check your benefits for you, please have your insurance card available at the time of our initial call so that I can get the information needed to do so.
All clients and potential clients who are paying out of pocket for services have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of Expected Charges under the No Surprises Act. This estimate is intended to help you make informed decisions about likely healthcare costs and is not a contract for services. Please see further information about Good Faith Estimates, including the charge disputations process, here.
Fees are due at the time of service, and cash, checks and major credit cards are accepted. Balances due at the end of the month will be charged to the credit card on file.
I maintain a limited number of reduced rate sessions. Please contact me to inquire about current availability.
What if I have to cancel, or forget my appointment?
Appointments canceled with fewer than 24 hours' notice, or that are missed without notice, will result in a $215 fee that is not reimbursable by insurance.
You can view a copy of Exposure Therapy Chicago's Notice of Privacy Policies here.
There are a number of fantastic websites and organizations available if you want to learn more about anxiety, OCD, BFRBs and trauma. Here are a few of my favorites:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (professional organization for ACT)
There are some books that I find myself recommending to clients over and over, which can be supplements to the work that we do, as well as resources that clients may choose to work through on their own. Of note, the links below are not affiliate links, and I do not receive compensation for recommending these books. I think they are wonderful resources and hope you find them as invaluable as I do.
Click here for my book list.
Finally, I know that podcasts can be a great source of entertainment, and enjoy listening to them myself. There are also some fantastic options out there to help support clients in their work, as well as orient them to treatment. Here are some that I recommend frequently that are related to the work that I do with clients.
Your Anxiety Toolkit (esp episodes 282-287 about intrusive thoughts)
The OCD Stories
Psychologists Off The Clock
The Hilarious World of Depression
Invisibilia (especially the first episode of the first season called “The Secret History of Thoughts")
Death, Sex and Money