Looking for a specific therapy?
WE OFTEN HELP OUR PATIENTS WITH:
⟡ Worry, fear, or anxiety that is getting in the way of life goals or values
⟡ Emotion management
⟡ Eating disorders and body image concerns
⟡ Adjusting to a new life transition
⟡ Realizing career goals and navigating career changes
⟡ Feelings of worthlessness, sadness, or guilt
⟡ Relationship challenges
(interpersonal conflict, difficulty maintaining relationships, intimacy concerns)
⟡ Problematic alcohol or drug use
⟡ Uncertainty about what one wants out of life
⟡ Other avoidance behavior
(e.g. skipping work, spending the day in bed, avoiding social engagements, excessive internet use)
Therapy provides a secure space for you to explore any areas of your life which trouble you. We will access and build upon your innate strengths to learn new ways to approach problems or longstanding habits. You will learn skills which you can immediately apply to improve your life and well-being. Therapy is often brief (typically, 6-8 months) and intended to provide the tools needed to work through your current struggles and to equip you for whatever challenges might arise in the future.
HOW TO BEGIN INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
To explore the possibility of working together, use this form to request an intake appointment or to schedule a 10 minute phone consultation with the practice owner. In this phone call, we will discuss your concerns, services you’re interested in, and your desires for therapy. If we believe that our practice is a good mutual fit, then we will suggest a therapist for you and set up your initial session. After we've set up your initial appointment, we will send you a link to our online secure patient portal where you can complete all of the necessary paperwork and insurance information in advance.
In your first few sessions, your therapist will gather an understanding of your needs and help you determine specific and concrete goals for therapy.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Group therapy is led by one of our Licensed Clinical Therapists and includes roughly 5 to 10 group members. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Many people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Some of our groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as binge eating or relationship struggles. Other groups focus more generally on strengthening coping skills, helping people learn to manage intense emotions, or become more present in their day to day lives.
NAVIGATING MILLENNIAL DATING
We believe all couples can benefit from couples therapy to promote greater intimacy, reduce conflict, improve communication, and to learn tools for long-term success. We recommend couples therapy not only when experiencing conflict or an ongoing issue, but also during times of transition (e.g. after becoming engaged, bringing home a new baby, moving to a new city, or one partner beginning a new job).
When people come together to form a relationship, their individual backgrounds, families, experiences, past relationship history, personalities, and cultures must all come together. It’s difficult to navigate all of these unique factors as our own circumstances merge with someone else’s. At any point in your relationship (early dating, engaged, married for one year or fifteen) you and your partner may be facing problems for which there are simple solutions.
COMMON ISSUES WE ADDRESS IN COUPLES THERAPY:
Relationship stress due to various life issues (health, career, finances, etc.)
Issues of trust
Division of labor
Revitalizing long-term committed relationships
Corporate Workshops & Presentations
We are passionate about educating and sharing effective tools with our community. We produce interactive, engaging, and practical learning opportunities. Our clinicians are up to date on cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioral health research; and our expertise enables us to tailor presentations to the specific needs of any organization. We have presented to large and small companies, communities, schools, universities, and at conferences nation-wide.
Lindan Lawson, LCSW Director of Training, will assess your school, clinic, or corporation’s needs and will develop a customized presentation or workshop to meet your goals. We can develop customized presentations for companies who are interested in helping their staff become more effective, efficient, productive, and content in the workplace. We cover a wide range of topics, geared to teach and implement evidence-based practices that are designed to enhance your employee's knowledge and performance.
Self-Care and Wellness
Improving Workplace Relationships
UNIVERSITIES / HIGH SCHOOLS
Wellness and Self Care
Special Practice Issues (e.g. work with specific populations or treatment issues)
If you are interested in learning more about our workshops and presentations, please feel free to contact us directly using the form below:
We offer an array of continuing education opportunities to mental health professionals interested in advancing their professional skillset. Our therapists have trained individual clinicians and entire clinical treatment teams at all levels of care (outpatient, IOP, PHP, RTC). We cover a wide a range topics, geared to teach and implement evidence-based practices that will be designed to enhance knowledge and performance. Our Director of Training, Lindan Lawson, will work with you to assess your needs and create a customized plan to meet your goals.
Clinical Training in DBT
Clinical Training in ACT
Developing Effective Team Consultation
1:1 Supervision for therapists
Educational Presentations on specific topics
(e.g. Body image/Eating Disorder educational workshops)
Insurance + Rates
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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I've tried therapy before. How are you different?
We want you to move forward and we'll help you get "un-stuck." Some types of therapy focus more on the past than on the present or future. No matter how much insight we might gain about ourselves, insight alone does not produce growth. In our work together, we'll be curious about unworkable patterns that are holding you back; and with a great deal of compassion, we'll work on finding healthier ways to meet your needs while helping you live more whole-heartedly.
We use interventions that are empirically validated.
Our level of experience sets us apart. We are highly trained clinicians that have worked in many different treatment settings (inpatient units, residential treatment, partial hospital, and intensive outpatient programs).
We pay attention to data and make sure that you are benefitting from our work together. From day 1, you will complete an outcome measure that will help us establish a baseline. You will complete this same measure at pre-determined intervals throughout our work together, so that we can evaluate your progress and make sure that you are benefiting from treatment.
I'd like to book an appointment, what do I do?
Please reach out! You can contact us using the "contact us" form, by Email: email@example.com or by phone (312)626-1800.
If you'd like to have a brief phone conversation before scheduling, to ask questions or to see which of our therapists is the right fit, please Email info@proactivepsychotherapy to schedule a brief phone call.
We know that when you are ready to book a session, you don't want to wait weeks to see someone. You will often be able to book same-week appointments.
After we have confirmed a time to meet, you will receive a link to our online portal. You can complete all of the initial paperwork and include your insurance information up front, so we won't spend time on this during our initial appointment.
You will receive an Email with directions to the office. We look forward to meeting you!
What are your session fees?
Initial intake appointment - 60 minutes - $165
Individual Therapy Session - 50 minutes - $150
Couples Therapy Session - 60 minutes - $165
Payment is due on the date of service. All payments are processed via our secure online portal which makes payment automatic and allows you to check your invoices online.
Will insurance cover my sessions?
We are in-network providers with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. If you have BCBS PPO, we recommend you call the number on the back of your card and find out answers to the following questions, as you are ultimately responsible for any amount that is not covered by your plan.
What are my in-network benefits to see an outpatient mental health provider?
How much is my deductible and how much of it has been met? Do I have any co-insurance?
Do I have a co-pay?
We are out-of-network providers for all other insurance plans--including Blue Choice. This means that you are responsible for payment, in full, at the time of service.
If you would like, we are happy to “courtesy bill” for you, meaning that after we receive payment from you, we will submit a claim directly to your insurance company; and your insurance company will reimburse you whatever percentage is in your contract with them for out of network therapy. It is best to check with your insurance in advance to determine your out-of-network therapy benefits and the amount you can expect to be reimbursed. Some of our clients get up to 75% reimbursement from their insurance company, which makes their total cost about the same as a co-pay.
*Please note that if you choose to use your insurance, we will need to include a mental health diagnosis, as this is required by insurance companies in order to provide reimbursement. For this reason, some people prefer not to apply their benefits for therapy.