What To Expect
During your first appointment, we’ll discuss your current difficulties, as well as relevant history, and I’ll explain how I may be of help to you. You’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and we’ll discuss scheduling and next steps.
What To Bring
Please bring the following with you to your first appointment:
- Photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, state ID)
- Insurance card (if using insurance)
In order to prepare you for your first meeting with me, I’ll need you to register via the secure patient portal of my website as well as answer questions regarding your current difficulties and relevant history. After you’ve spoken with me and scheduled your first session, you’ll receive a welcome email with your initial username and password. This process will take about 20-30 minutes to complete and will help me to get a head start prior to our first meeting. You’ll also be asked for your insurance information and a credit card for me to keep on file for making copayments and other payments.
Once registered, you’ll be able to use the patient portal to view your scheduled and past sessions, check invoices and make payments, update your contact and billing information, download various documents, change your notification settings, and more. The notification settings allow you to choose to receive email and text message reminders of upcoming sessions if you’d like.
I will collect your insurance information from you during your registration in the secure patient portal. You should also contact your insurance company to ask the questions below to avoid any surprises. You can also visit my Fees & Insurance page for more information on my fees and insurance policies.
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is my yearly deductible and how much has been met so far?
- What is my co-payment per session?
- Is there a session limit per year?
My office is located in the historic Bridgeview Bank Building at the southeast corner of Broadway and Lawrence Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Come up to Suite 608 and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room with complimentary Wi-Fi and distilled water, and I’ll be with you at your scheduled appointment time. Please visit my Location page for more information on public transportation and parking.