Betsy Colvin, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Betsy  Colvin
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Betsy Colvin

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated November 29, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Adoption & foster care

Professional statement

Betsy Colvin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is working on line through telehealth. Betsy Colvin provides expert care for teenagers and young adults who experience distressing emotional states. She gives her clients a safe space to talk about what’s stressing them out, weighing heavily on their minds, bothering them at home or school, or leading them to dark thoughts. Some of Betsy’s clients resort to unhealthy behaviors to cope with their pain. Betsy helps those clients process through their pain and adopt healthier ways to manage their emotions.

Betsy’s approach to therapy draws from many evidence-based modalities. She teaches her clients about the importance of attachment and feeling connected to others. She also encourages them to explore how the relationships early in their lives impact their current ways of connecting with others. For her younger clients, she uses play therapy or parent-child interaction therapy to help clients express their emotions, especially the ones that are difficult to put into words.

Betsy earned her Master’s degree from Dominican University. She is an expert at helping teenagers and young adults process through the challenging feelings that arise at that time of life. She teaches her clients how to cope with their emotions and move forward in their lives.


Message to clients

I know that it can be a difficult thing to come in and see a new therapist or make an appointment to come in for therapy. I want to reassure you that if you are reading this then you are probably ready to make that next step. I would love to work with you and help you through what is going on in your life.

I just want to let you know that I am here to help you and support you through this time. I know that therapy brings up some difficult things that need to be discussed but let me reassure you that I am here to help you and listen to you. I won't go beyond what you can handle at the time of us starting as I want to start where you are comfortable. The harder topics will come up in time throughout the therapy process.

Be gentle with yourself. It is a process to go through therapy and it takes time. It won't all be "fixed" overnight but it will get better while working through therapy. I just want to let you know that I am your support and your biggest fan during this time.


Specialties

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

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $145 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $145 (50min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
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 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 7pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 10am - 6pm
  • Sat 10am - 3pm
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Anderson Clinical Services, Owner/Counselor, 2019 - Present
Stenzel Clinical Services, LCSW/Counselor, 2012 - 2019
Family Christian Health Center, Counselor/LCSW, 2010 - 2012
Bethany Christian Services, Foster Care Case Manager, 2000 - 2007

Dominican University, Master's in Social Work, 2005
Gordon College, Bachelor's in Social Work, 2000


Licensure

Illinois: 149.013955


Languages

English