Getting Started

You may contact me by email or by telephone at 847-951-2570. Your messages are kept confidential. I understand that many people first contact a psychologist at a time of distress, and I will make every effort to respond quickly and schedule an initial appointment as soon as possible.

At our first appointment I will want to listen to you regarding your reasons for seeking therapy and the results you hope to achieve. I may ask questions for clarification and to learn about your history, and we will discuss the best treatment modality for your needs. I will try to answer any questions you may have about the process.

The time required for the counseling process depends on the issues of concern and the goals of the client. Appointments are usually once a week, but this may vary depending on the amount of contact and support a client needs at a given time. Consistency is important. Individual, couple and family appointments usually last 50 minutes, while group sessions last 90 minutes.