Frequently asked questions
Where is your office located?
We are located 1136 S Delano Ct Suite B201, Chicago, IL 60605. Located in the Rooselvelt Shops Collection. Our offices are on the west side of the complex on the 2nd floor. Parking in the "Blue zone" will put you nearest to the office. We offer 2 hour free parking with valadation.
How long is a therapy session?
Therapy sessions are 50 -60 minutes in length. Occasionally, and as my schedule permits, my clients will book a double session of 100 minutes if they are experiencing a crisis or acute stress in their lives that week.
Is what I share confidential?
Absolutely. What you share with me in our sessions is completely confidential except in the case of 1) immediate threat of harm to self or other, 2) suspicion of child or dependent elder abuse, 3) in the case of a court subpoena. We’ll discuss all of this and my other office policies during your initial intake session.
What can I expect from our first session?
Our first in-person meeting is what’s known as an intake session. It’s different from a traditional therapy session because this will be a time for me to gather your case history, and together we’ll talk about why you have decided to pursue therapy and what your goals are for our time together. It’stherapy and what your goals are for our time together. It’s also an opportunity for you to get to know me, to ask me any questions you may have, and to see how you feel in my offices and with me. At the end of the session, we can decide together if it feels right to move forward in scheduling another session and beginning the rest of the therapeutic journey. Please note that this first session is not complimentary; it is a fully paid session. If you would like a complimentary 15-minute consult call to assess if you and I feel like a good fit in advance of the first session, I recommend you book this first.
How often should I come in? How many sessions should I expect?
We will determine this during your initial evaluation. Generally you are scheduled for a weekly visit. The number of sessions you’ll need depends on your personal situation. You could use as few as 5 - 10 sessions, as much as six months of meetings or the average of 11 sessions.
What can I expect from therapy?
Once you have made a decision to see a therapist, you still might be apprehensive about the process. Many people feel nervous before the first appointment. Therapy is a shared journey; a shared process. And, although you and I will travel together, it is ultimately your journey and you will make your own decisions. I do not have answers for all your concerns, but I do have the ability to listen carefully and will ask thoughtful questions. Your answers to these questions will help shape the direction of our work. You can expect to be respected. You can expect that I will offer opinions and suggestions from time to time but I will not tell you what to do.
What theoretical approach do you use?
I pull from a variety of theories and techniques. I find Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques are often helpful for my clients
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 24 hours notice of cancellation or you will need to pay for $75.00 cancellation fee.