Personal Solutions Counseling
Setting up an appointment
Things to have prepared if you call for an initial appointment:
What to expect at your first appointment
The purpose of your first appointment is for an "assessment," or "evaluation." The assessment process includes: reviewing any clinical forms that you completed and discussing with you the extent, duration, and severity of your problems or issues. Your therapist will develop an initial diagnosis and service plan based on this information.
Please be sure to read the Informed Consent for Psychotherapy Services prior to your first appointment. If you have any questions, your therapist can answer them before or during your first meeting.
We will bill your insurance for you. We will usually be able to let you know your coverage and benefits ahead of time. You may pay with cash, check, debit or credit card. We will ask you to pay your co-pay, coinsurance, or remaining deductible at each session in order to avoid building up a balance.
We no longer accept American Express due to their unreasonable fees. If you pay with the PayPal button on our homepage, please add $1.50 service charge for every $50.00 paid.
Call for Pre-Authorization
if you have one of the following
just call the 800# on the back of your insurance card and then provide us with the authorization number
American Psych Systems - APS
(Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO - Advocate Medical Group)
Cigna (for EAP services) United Healthcare or United Behavioral Health Humana HMO Magellan Behavioral Health Value Options (EAP)