>>>Getting Started
Please contact me at 847.868.2246 or with questions or to schedule an appointment. For privacy reasons, please note that when I leave a voicemail, I will only identify myself as “Amanda” and will not identify the reason for the call.

Therapy begins with an initial period of assessment, typically a couple of sessions. During this time, I will assess your past experiences, present concerns and future goals. Once goals have been identified, you and I will develop a plan for our work together. It is common for treatment plans to include additional modalities of work, such as family or group.

As in any relationship, I believe that an important ingredient in the therapeutic process is the fit between you and your therapist. As such, I see the first appointment as not only a time for me to assess your needs, but also for you to assess whether or not I am the right fit for you. I encourage you to ask questions and communicate openly about your expectations, needs and preferences, and I will do my best to help you determine whether I am the right fit for you. I have strong relationships with colleagues to whom I can refer should the need arise.

>>>Before Your Arrival
Once you have scheduled your appointment, I will email you the intake forms, which you may print and complete prior to your arrival, or you may plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete them in the lobby prior to your appointment (they will be on a clipboard near the office door).

I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO. For other policy holders: I encourage you to contact your insurance provider with questions about out-of-network benefits. Please contact me with additional billing questions.