How long are sessions and how often do I come?
Both individual and couples sessions are 50 minutes long. Especially at the beginning of therapy, a weekly commitment is necessary to gain traction toward meeting your goals. We admit we are sticklers on this policy! We want to see you feeling better as efficiently as possible; when you feel you have made good progress we can begin to discuss decreasing the amount of times you come to therapy.
What insurance do you take?
We are an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice plans. This means that your plan will offer some type of coverage for sessions assuming you meet diagnostic criteria. Please call your insurance company (you can just use the number on the back of the card) to verify your exact coverage. Likely you will have a co-pay you would pay at the time of the session, or coinsurance, which means you pay a proportion of the cost of a session at each session.
What if I don’t have Blue Cross Blue Shield?
That’s ok! We will still accept out of network insurance plans – there’s just a different process. Revive will submit the insurance claim on our end, but you will pay our full fee at the time of the session. Depending on your insurance plan, you would be reimbursed directly by the insurance carrier.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can call us at 312.714.5168 or send an email to email@example.com. You can also submit an appointment request through the website. Please note, we try to get back to schedule clients and talk briefly about the issues you are facing as soon as possible. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, this will likely be the same day that you reach out.
Are you close to public transportation?
Yes! Revive is located on the southeast corner of North and Sheffield in Lincoln Park, a few minutes west from the North/Clybourn red line stop. It is also accessible by brown line or the North Avenue bus. If you’re driving, there is a parking garage attached to the building with an entrance on Sheffield, slightly south of North Avenue. From the garage, take the elevators to floor 3, walk across the third level (past the gym), and take the elevators at the end of that corridor up to Floor 7. We are Suite 750.
What can I expect in a first session?
A first session is really an initial assessment of the problems you are facing as an individual or a couple. We can’t possibly cover every single detail of your life, but we aim to get a good picture of what is troubling you, as well as how we will be able to help; we will ask you about your goals, go over a few therapy logistics, and begin to formulate a treatment plan.
If my major problem isn’t a “relationship problem”, can I still make an appointment?
Absolutely! We believe that relationships impact or are impacted by most personal “non-relationship” issues – but – that doesn’t mean that we can’t meet you where you are at and help you manage whatever is affecting your mental health. In general, we take a cognitive-behavioral approach to help you feel better. This means that we will examine and work on changing negative thoughts and behaviors together.
I want to come but my partner doesn’t. Is that ok?
Yep! We believe one person can be a change agent in their relationship. Of course you can only control your part, and we will not be able to change your partner by you coming to therapy. But if your partner is absolutely against coming, then we can come up with an individual treatment plan to help you accomplish some realistic goals for yourself.
I haven’t had the best experiences in therapy. What kind of therapist are you?
It makes sense to be cautious and even nervous when meeting a new therapist, particularly if you haven’t clicked with someone in the past. Your relationship with your therapist is really one of the most important factors in you making progress in therapy (and the research shows this!). So – it’s incredibly important. I am a structured, goal-oriented therapist who appreciates good insight but will challenge you to grow by changing behaviors. In general, I believe our effort level in the therapy room should match – I work hard and I expect you to work hard too. I enjoy providing psychoeducation to increase your understanding of the issues you are facing, providing a supportive environment so that we can connect the dots of your past, and helping you make concrete changes. I consider myself personable and someone that I hope you can relate to.
Do you do online therapy?
Online therapy is possible, depending on the circumstances. We can discuss this via phone or in person if you have already begun sessions. To maintain HIPAA compliance, we would require you to download a video service that is approved and maintains standards for confidentiality. This would be discussed if and when it becomes the preferred option.