Group practice

2 providers

Anxiety - Depression- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Relationship issues- Stress management- Work stress-
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Practice Information

Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health has been serving the Downers Grove and surrounding areas for over 20 years. Our 6 person team of experienced clinicians provide therapy for a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, mood disorders, and ADHD.

We work hard to provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for clients seeking therapy. Our clinicians offer a personalized approach that is tailored to your individual needs to help you meet your goals and build a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to our clinicians, our office staff is available Monday - Friday to assist with scheduling, billing/payment questions, as well as providing additional referrals/resources.


What services does your practice offer?

Irving & Associates in Behavioral Health is a comprehensive group practice located in downtown Downers Grove. We offer individual, couples, and family therapy sessions for individuals 8 years and older.

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at Irving & Associates offer a range of specialties, including anxiety, depression, stress management, and trauma. Each individual therapist also offers their own specific specialty:

Kathleen Irving specializes in grief/loss and working with older adults.

Olivia O'Hare specializes in substance abuse/addictions and working with first responders.

Carolyn Boyer specializes in chronic pain management.

Carolyn Murray specializes in trauma/PTSD.

Benjamin Cowell specializes in working with children 8+ and LGBTQIA individuals.

Samantha Kovac specializes in working with teens, college students, and teachers.

Why should I choose your practice?

Irving & Associates is unique in that we offer a wide range of services and strive to provide you with the best care possible. We often help clients create "care teams" and collaborate with other professionals (i.e. doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, EMDR therapists, etc.) to help meet all of our clients needs.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are in network with several insurance companies and offer direct billing to your insurance. Insurance benefit verification is available upon request to provide an estimate of cost for services. Payment is due after insurance claims are returned to the practice.

If you do not have health insurance, our self pay/sliding scale fees range from $50-150 depending on the clinician and service offered. The cost of self pay/sliding scale sessions will be set with your selected therapist during the first appointment.

We accept various forms of payment and payment plans are available upon request.


Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 071005377




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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$40 - $160
  • Initial session:$185 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$160 (50min)
  • Individual sessions - PhD Level:$185 (50min)
  • Initial session - PhD level:$225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions - PhD level:$185 (50min)
  • Family sessions - PhD level:$185 (50min)

Additional session information

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
Therapist's note

Insurance benefit verification is available upon request.