FAQs

How Do I Pay for Services?


We are currently considered in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, United Health Care, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO (Little Company of Mary). We are considered an out-of-network provider for all other insurance plans, but we will gladly provide you with a receipt so that you may submit your sessions to your insurance for reimbursement. We currently accept cash or check, and payment is due at time of service. If you do not have insurance or choose not to use your insurance we also accept private pay patients. RATES FOR SERVICES Initial Psychiatric Evaluation - $160 hour Individual/Family Therapy Session (50 minutes) $130 hour
If you require documentation such as FMLA paperwork, unemployment, report writing etc. you will be charged my prorated rate of $130 hour for the amount of time it takes to complete the services.




How frequently should I attend therapy sessions?


The frequency of sessions will be determined based on clinical need and presenting symptoms. In most cases, I see patients weekly for the first 4 – 6 weeks. After that time we reevaluate your progress and determine the ongoing frequency of treatment. We will work together to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and addresses your individual goals




Teens and Confidentiality


There are special considerations about how information is shared with parents when a teen is in treatment. If your child is in treatment with me, you can anticipate the following: As parents, you will participate in the evaluation stage of treatment, providing me with information about developmental, social and academic history, talking with me about your concerns, and sharing your goals for your child. Much of this information will be discussed with your child present. Some may be reviewed in a separate appointment with you alone. If after evaluation I see your son or daughter for individual psychotherapy, it is important for you to know that he or she has the right to private, confidential communication with me. Some of the issues we discuss will stay between us. I will not disclose that information to anyone, including you, unless given permission by your son or daughter to do so. This will help your teen be open and honest with me so that I can understand and treat the full range of issues he or she is dealing with. It is likely that we will check in periodically as treatment progresses. These conversations will include your son or daughter. I strongly believe that family involvement is central to recovery in treatment of adolecsents. As such I will likely recommend family sessions on an as needed basis with the consent of your teen. I recognize it is very important for you to know what your teen is going through in order to do your best as a loving parent, which is why I will always encourage, prepare and support him or her to be open and honest with you. I assure you that if a problem is revealed in treatment that presents a risk to your teen’s safety I will inform you right away so that we can, together, plan for his or her care.




Hours & Scheduling


I see patients by appointment only. My hours are as follows: Sunday – 9am – 2pm Monday – 3pm – 8pm Tuesday –3pm – 8pm
If these times do not work for you, please reach out and I will try to accommodate. I would be glad to talk with you about scheduling an appointment. You can reach me at 630-710-1432.




Location


My office is centrally located, just minutes from Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. I am on 95th street just west of Pulaski. My building has a large sign that says Pudit Foot and Ankle Clinic. 3830 W 95th Street Suite 103 Evergreen Park IL 60805.




Cancellation Policy/Missed Appointments



If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $50 missed session fee. If this happens on more than one occasion, you will be charged the full fee of $130.





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Empower Women Counseling

10540 S Western Ave Suite 208 Chicago, IL 60655

708-480-2016

ashley@empowerwomencounselingil.com

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