FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT AGE GROUP DO YOU WORK WITH?
Ages 14 and up.
While we don't have an upper age limit, we do not work with aging/elder/geriatric health issues, such as dementia or Alzheimer's.
WHAT KIND OF THERAPY DO YOU PROVIDE?
Individual therapy with individual teens or adults.
For teens, therapy will often include parents, caregivers, or family members for a portion of each visit.
This includes parent-child dynamics, co-parenting, blended families, parents/caregivers without their children present, made-family, and relational work between friends, extended family members, or adult siblings.
DO YOU PROVIDE MARITAL/COUPLES THERAPY?
Our team's experience has focused on working with youth, emerging adults, and their family dynamics, so we may not be the best fit for your particular needs as a couple. While Margot is proud of her strong foundational training in relational and couples work through Dr. Brent Atkinson's Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples, which blends elements of The Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Attachment Theory, and applies the principles in her own life and relationships, she has not practiced couples therapy in over a decade.
If you'd like a specialist for couples work, we can refer you to some great couples therapists.
DO YOU OFFER VIDEO VISITS? IN-PERSON THERAPY?
Video visits (telehealth) are available by Zoom Telehealth, a HIPAA compliant platform, or over the phone. You must be located in the state of Illinois to access video visits.
HOW MUCH WILL THERAPY COST?
Oak + Elm Collective Therapy is committed to being transparent about what you will pay.
Fees for therapy services are $200 for the initial visit. Follow-up visits are $130.
Limited scholarships are available for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ young adults, single-parent families and individuals, and those seeking gender-affirming letters of readiness.
If you're using insurance, many factors can affect your actual cost, such as a deductible, copays, and coinsurance.
Contact us. We can discuss your unique needs and resources, if applicable, help you get information from your insurance company to estimate the cost of your care (if applicable), and will be straightforward on what you can expect to pay for therapy. See Notice of a Good Faith Estimate for more details.
WHAT INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO of Illinois
NOTICE OF YOUR RIGHT TO A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
No Surprises Act Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health services will cost. By law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of expected charges for medical services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services, including psychotherapy and psychiatry.
You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit http://www.cms.gov/nosurprises
or call the No Surprises Help Desk at 1-800-985-3059.
DO YOU PROVIDE CLINICAL SUPERVISION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS?
We have more than two decades of experience of providing supervision to interns, pre-licensed therapists, fully licensed therapists, in both individual and group formats. Get in touch to discuss working together.
DO YOU PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING OR PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
Psychological testing must be completed by a Licensed Psychologist.
Medication services must be provided by a prescriber, such as a physician (ex: psychiatrist, pediatrician, or primary care doctor), nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant.
IS YOUR OFFICE ACCESSIBLE?
Language - Services are available in English.
ADA - The office is located on the second floor of a building with no elevator access.
Gender - A private bathroom with all-gender access is available inside the office suite.
Still have a question? Contact us.