Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are you seeing clients in person or via telehealth?

I work with my clients via telehealth. I maintain an office (666 Dundee Rd., #704, Northbrook, IL, 60062), but I’m not seeing clients there in person.

I see that you’re licensed to practice in Illinois. Can I meet with you if I live in a different state?

In general, I am legally allowed to meet with any client who is physically located in Illinois at the time of our session, regardless of your residency. However, it does not work in the reverse. Even if you live in Illinois and are an established client of mine but are outside of Illinois at the time of a session, I cannot legally meet with you. However, some states allow exceptions to this rule if certain conditions are met. And as noted on my Welcome page, I am registered to practice as an out-of-state telehealth provider for the state of Florida.

What are the age ranges of people you work with in individual counseling?

In individual counseling I work with adults of all ages and with adolescents 14 years of age and up.

How long does a therapy session last?

An individual therapy session typically lasts 55-60 minutes. A couple or family therapy session is generally 60-70 minutes in length. In both types of therapy, initial sessions are usually a bit longer.

A particular type of therapy called Discernment Counseling has its own session-length protocols. If you are contacting me for this kind of counseling, we’ll discuss the protocols by phone before we meet.

Are you in-network with any insurance companies? Are you a Medicare provider?

I’m in-network with BCBS PPO. (Note: if your Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan is Blue Choice PPO, I’m considered out of network.)

I am not a Medicare provider. This means that if Medicare is your primary insurance plan, my services will not be covered, even if your supplemental insurance plan is with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

If you want to work with me and use your insurance benefits, but your insurance plan is not BCBS PPO, then check with your insurance provider to see if your plan includes out-of-network benefits. Many plans offer them. In most cases I can save you the work of filing your own claims by doing so myself, electronically, on your behalf. For more information about this, please contact me.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept checks, cash, and all major credit cards. You may also use an HSA account to pay for my services.

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