The Couch Method

The Couch Method

Illinois Accepting Online
Lincolnwood Accepting In-person
Updated April 27, 2021

The Couch Method is a therapy practice servicing individuals, families, children and adolescents located in Lincolnwood, IL. Therapists at The Couch Method bring thoughtfulness, compassion and expertise into sessions with their clients. The Couch Method believes in bringing THREE MAIN TENANTS into the therapy room including EDUCATION, INSIGHT and SKILLS. At the Couch Method we believe that in order to get better, most clients need all three. With education and knowledge, our clients feel more empowered and secure. With insight about their histories, clients can begin to understand not simply how to feel better, but WHY they might be feeling and behaving this way in the first place. And thirdly, as much as talk about our pasts can be a helpful and necessary part of the treatment process, we believe in giving our clients more immediate relief, by providing creative and effective skills to manage current symptoms.

Because our practice values, professionalism and integrity, we work with our clients to set goals and track progress. Often, goals might include processing through trauma and neglect, setting boundaries in relationships, increasing self-esteem and developing a secure and solid identity. Other goals for children, adolescents and their families might include managing life transitions, creating meaningful connection, managing oppositional behaviors, social skill development and providing tools for mood related challenges (such as anxiety and depression).

And as much as we value professionalism, we equally recognize the importance of an authentic and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Our therapists know that the therapeutic bond is an immensely important one. Clients who seek treatment often feel vulnerable, raw, overwhelmed, and hopeless, and therefore, we approach these relationships with intention, immense care, warmth and professionalism, with an aim to provide individualized treatment.


About

What are your practice's specialties?

The Couch Method specializes in the treatment of individuals with trauma and complex trauma. This means we are an excellent fit for individuals who experienced one traumatic incident or those with a long standing history of abuse or neglect during childhood or during a relationship (partner-related abuse). The Couch Method is ideal for those with challenging relational patterns (they find themselves in relationships that are unsatisfying, conflict ridden, or confusing to navigate). The Couch Method also specializes in anxiety related disorders, oppositional-defiant behavior in children and adolescents, and with helping young adults launch and transition into adulthood with a secure and compassionate sense of self.

What services does your practice offer?

The Couch Method is a full service therapy group practice in Lincolnwood, IL offering individual, couple and family sessions. We provide therapy for individuals ages four and up. We believe in providing integrated care to each client.

Why should I choose your practice?

At The Couch Method, we believe that you deserve really good and intentional therapy from thoughtful and knowledgable therapists. All of our therapists have trauma related training and bring professionalism, humility and respect to the treatment process. Our therapists are open to feedback and want you to feel better.

How does payment work at your practice?

At The Couch Method we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice. If you do not have one of these health insurances, our fees range from $125-$225 depending on the provider and services offered. We provide a superbill for you to provide to insurance companies for possible reimbursement for out of network claims.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Coping with long standing abuse and neglect from a family member or partner.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder). Coping with negative and repetitive thought patterns and repetitive behaviors (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating. Understanding and developing effective communication, healthy boundaries and secure attachments with others.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect. Understanding one's own needs.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety and/or depression, identity development, and launching.

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout child and teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation, perfectionism, and social skills.




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Initial session: $225 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Group sessions: $100 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

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

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 1pm-9pm
  • Wed 1pm-9pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 1pm-9pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Lincolnwood practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 1pm-9pm
  • Wed 1pm-9pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 1pm-9pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Head of Practice's Licensure

Illinois: 071009496


Languages

English