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Artesian CollaborativeGroup practice

Group practice

5 providers

Cross-cultural issues-Anxiety-Depression-Trauma-Couples counseling-Family sessions-Stress management-
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Practice Information

Sometimes we have what we need inside, but we have trouble tapping into it. We want to change but we just aren’t sure we have the stamina, ability or reserve to make it through. Sometimes we just don’t know where to start. All it takes is one step to move closer to the support you need to meet your goals. At Artesian Collaborative, LLC all our therapists are dedicated to helping our clients navigate through the tension and pain in life towards growth and change. We recognize that your identity, culture, history, relationships and experiences all come together to create who you are. Therapy is not a one size fits all model and requires us to collaborate through a diversity of treatments, techniques and modalities to unearth your internal resources, build skills and take steps towards your values.

Our providers:

Sunitha Chandy Psy.D.- Supervision and Training Services

Ben Tudor, LMFT- Couples, Family, Individual, Child and Adolescent Therapy

Jackie Chavez, AMFT- Couples, Family, Individual, and Adolescent Therapy

Sithara Stohr, LCSW- Individual and Adolescent Therapy

Ben Durchslag, LCSW- Couples, Family, Individual and Adolescent Therapy

Megan Reddy, Ph.D.- Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments

Ayna Kaur Virk B.S. Clinical Intern - Couples, Family, Individual and Adolescent Therapy

Morgan Sweeney Clinical Intern - Couples, Family, Individual and Adolescent Therapy


What services does your practice offer?

We offer individual, couples, and family therapy, consultation and coaching to help address the issues you are facing and move towards grow and thriving. Our therapists have training in CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness practices, interpersonal therapy, family systems, cross-cultural engagement, stress management, suicide prevention and trauma based treatments. Therapy is a relational process and whether you are in individual or family therapy will work to be mindful of how your growth impacts your relationships.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Artesian Collaborative specialize in working with diverse clients as they navigate through the challenges and stressors in front of them. We have specialized in culturally integrative treatment and have worked with a broad range of issues, including anxiety, depression and trauma based disorders. We tailor treatment to the needs of our clients and we use multiple modalities in treatment to address the needs and personalities of the people we meet with. Our focus isn’t just on defining and solving the problem but fostering and developing the skills you need to be successful. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Why should I choose your practice?

There are many amazing therapist and therapy practices in Chicago. Finding someone you connect with and trust is fundamental to making therapy work. All of our therapist take a collaborative approach to therapy. We take a strengths based approach, and want to work with you to unearth the skills and abilities you already have while working with you to develop the resources you need to achieve your goal. Treatment needs to fit your life and your context; you need to feel safe and care for while also challenged to do the work needed to achieve your goals. Our passion is to support our clients on their unique growth journeys.

How does payment work at your practice?

We understand how overwhelming dealing with insurance can be and we work to make this process as informative and simple as possible.  We are currently in-network with BCBS PPO, BCBS Choice PPO, Aetna PPO, Humana, and Medicare. We also offer self-pay rates.  We are also able to check your benefits to see if your insurance provider offers out-of-network benefits.


Sunitha  Chandy
Sunitha Chandy

Psychologist, PsyD

Psychologist, PsyD

Ayna  Kaur Virk
Ayna Kaur Virk

Pre-Licensed Professional

Clinical Intern

Sithara  Stohr
Sithara Stohr

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical

Master of Arts, MA

Morgan  Sweeney
Morgan Sweeney

Pre-Licensed Professional

Clinical Intern

Ben  Tudor
Ben Tudor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Licensed Individual, Couple & Family Therapist

Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 071008056


English, French, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish


Cross-cultural issues - Exploring topics of culture, race, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family sessions - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicare

Artesian Collaborative is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Northwestern University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$50 - $200
  • Initial session:$250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"It was a super nice correspondence. I felt like they cared, and I liked their answers to my questions!"
- Zencare client February 2021
"Ben was helpful, patient"
- Zencare client August 2021

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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