How to set up an appointment
Scheduling an appointment can be done by calling (312) 320-4837. If you do not reach me directly over the phone, you can leave a message on my voice mail. All messages are confidential. Typically, I return the call within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. During our first phone conversation, I will be available to discuss the reason for your call and you can ask me any questions you might have about my practice or approach to therapy. We will also discuss fees and possible times for us to meet. My office is conveniently located in Downtown Chicago.
My services are contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. If you have this insurance, I am generally considered an in-network provider. However, certain plans have their mental health benefits managed by a third-party. If this is the case, I will not be considered an in-network provider. BEFORE YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE PROVIDER TO VERIFY THAT I AM COVERED UNDER YOUR BENEFITS.
If you are covered under a different plan that provides coverage for out-of-network providers, I can assist you by providing all the necessary information on your receipt so that you may file it with your insurance provider. In such instances, you will be reimbursed at your insurance provider’s rates.
Good Faith Estimates for Cost of Services
Effective January 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your healthcare services will cost. Under the law, healthcare providers (including mental health providers) need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call
During our first appointment, we will discuss the reason for your visit and what you might want to receive out of our work together. By the end of our first session, I can offer some impressions about which treatment approach might be most helpful in meeting your treatment goals. We can discuss any questions you have about my initial thoughts on how to best help you in therapy. If you feel that you would prefer to see someone else or receive some other form of therapy, I will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional.
Telehealth and Client Illness Policy
Out of consideration for the health of all of my clients, my practice is still conducting teletherapy with the majority of clients at this time. Clients who believe they need to be seen in person for clinical or privacy reasons may discuss this option with their individual providers. If you or someone in your household is currently symptomatic with COVID-like or cold and flu-like symptoms, I kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment to tele-health or for a later time, even if you test negative for COVID-19.
COVID-19 precautions for in-person sessions
The majority of My clients are being seen via telehealth at this time. However, clients for whom the benefits of in-person therapy outweigh the risks of in-person sessions during the pandemic may be seen in-person, by mutual agreement between the clients and myself and by following in-person appointment protocol detailed in a linked before you attend your in-person session.