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Frequently Asked Questions

Congratulations on taking your first step toward improving your mental well-being! If you’ve never attended talk therapy before, you’re probably curious as to how it all works. Below, we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions with responses to help you gain a better understanding of what our therapy services entail. 

General Frequently Asked Questions

Therapy is a form of self-care in which a person engages in a confidential conversational exchange with a mental health professional with the intention of developing further self-understanding & awareness of their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors & patterns. The outcome of therapy is empowerment, enhanced mental well-being, & personal growth.

Therapy is a commitment to the self that can be challenging and takes courage due to the vulnerability, shame, emotional pain, & confrontation that arises.

Immigration evaluations are psychosocial assessments that can be helpful to an immigration case that deals with Extreme Hardship Waivers, VAWA, DACA, U-Visas, and T-Visas. These evaluations outline the impact that your immigration experience has had on your mental health.

A closer look at our immigration evaluation services:

  • What is the cost?
    Regular cost (4 weeks) is $800. Expedited cost (1-2 weeks) is $1000. Payment plans accepted.
  • How many appointments?
    Therapists conduct a three hour interview with you. These interviews are broken up into three 1hr meetings once a week. Therapists will take 1 additional week to write a 10-12 page report.
  • How soon will I have my evaluation?
    Evaluations are completed in 4 weeks. Expedited evaluations are completed in 1 to 2 weeks.
  • What happens if I need it as soon as possible?
    Let the Client Care Coordinator know what date you need it and they will set you up with an expedited evaluation.

Currently, appointments are virtual. If you are looking for an in-office appointment, let the Client Care Coordinator know and we can make that accommodation for you. Only certain therapists provide in-office therapy.

Hourly therapy appointments can last anywhere from 50-55 minutes.

At the beginning of therapy, it is important that the therapist and you establish a close and trustworthy relationship that understands your needs and is based on good communication. We recommend meeting once a week for at least 3 months to establish the therapeutic relationship and meet your goals.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered short-term therapy and can last 5 to 20 sessions. Psychodynamic therapy is long-term therapy and can last years. 

You and your therapist can discuss how many sessions may be right for you

Family therapy helps to identify familial patterns that contribute to behavior problems or mental health issues and helps family members break those habits. Family therapy involves open communication and problem-solving sessions with the family and therapist.

Couples therapy or marriage therapy helps couples work through challenges, understand their relationship better, and develop healthier ways of relating and communicating. Therapists use specific techniques, skills, and interventions to support the couple’s goals.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) regulates a variety of health care and occupational professionals and provides professional licenses to those professionals who are qualified. Mental health licenses include:

  • LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a master’s in social work (MSW) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice independently to help individuals and families identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems. 
  • LSW is a Licensed Social Worker who has a master’s in social work (MSW) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice under the supervision of an LCSW to help individuals and families identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems. 
  • LCPC is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who has a master’s in counseling (MA) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice independently to help individuals and families identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems. 
  • LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a master’s in counseling (MA) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice under the supervision of an LCPC  to help individuals and families identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems. 
  • LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a master’s in counseling (MA) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice independently to help families and couples identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems.
  • AMFT is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has a master’s in counseling (MA) and completed the requirements in Illinois to obtain their professional license and practice under supervision to help families and couples identify and treat personal and interpersonal mental health problems.

Yes, finding the right fit therapist can be a process. Let the Client Care Coordinator know if you want to try working with another therapist at Latinx Talk Therapy or if you would like external referrals.

Billing FAQs

Maybe. We take most major insurance plans, but there are some exceptions. Please let our Intake Coordinator know what insurance you have and they will speak with you about the insurance process and your particular plan’s benefits.

Depending on your insurance, you may have either a copay, coinsurance, or a deductible due. Your portion of the payment is due at the time of service.

The deductible is the amount of money you must pay out of pocket before your insurance will begin paying on your behalf.

Payment is due at the time services are rendered and will be processed using the card on file.

If You Have Any More Questions, Give Us a Call!

If you’re unable to find answers to your particular questions about our services, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re more than happy to provide all the answers and guidance you need. Contact Latinx Talk Therapy, today!

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