Websites and books are provided to offer support and information to learn more about your journey toward overcoming trauma and healing.

Websites

PTSD Alliance

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Between Friends 

RAINN 

Veterans Crisis Line 

YWCA RISE Children’s Center: Counseling for Survivors of Rape, Incest and Sexual Exploitation  

Illinois Coalition Again Sexual Assault  

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Other Resources

National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.656.HOPE (4673)  

Chicago domestic violence crisis line – 800.603.HELP (4357) 

For veterans and those concerned about them – 800.273.8255 

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline – 888.293.2080 

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence – 877.863.6338 

Illinois Coalition Again Sexual Assault – 217.753.4117 

Books

                    

                    

                  

     

We can help!

Our team of dedicated clinicians have expertise to help guide you along your journey. These resources can be a tremendous help, but you don’t have to do this alone!

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Read some frequently asked questions about counseling and accepted insurance plans.

Your privacy is important to us, and confidentiality is an important piece of the therapeutic process. All your information is kept strictly confidential. However, there are specific exceptions:

  • With your signed permission, we may collaborate with other providers such as your psychiatrist or primary care physician
  • By law, we are required to break confidentiality and report to the appropriate authorities if we learn that you are a danger to yourself or others or if we learn of actual or threatened harm to those who are vulnerable such as children, elderly, or those with special needs.

Our paperwork details the limits of confidentiality, and we will discuss this more fully during our first appointment.

Often, people think they must be in crisis or that things must be “really bad” before they go to counseling. Counseling can help offer support and validation, determine if and how to make necessary changes, and achieve goals.

Maybe you worked with a counselor in the past but feel like things are becoming difficult again. This happens; life happens.

Just as with many things in life, we, too, may require ongoing maintenance to deal with new struggles or to continue managing ongoing stressors.

We work together to learn about your experience and determining what may be most useful for you.

We offer counseling services only, not medication management. However, we are happy to refer you to psychiatrist, or you can ask your primary care physician to assist you with medication management.

With your written consent, we can collaborate with your psychiatrist or physician regarding your mental health care.

We are in-network with a variety of insurance options. As an “in-network” provider, we have a contract with the insurance company so you are able to utilize your in-network health insurance benefits. There are many types of insurance plans within a network, so it is advised to call your insurance company to see if Restorative Counseling is covered in your network. A few of the many plans accepted by Restorative Counseling are:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health (Northwestern University students)
  • BlueChoice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Meritain (not Meridian)
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Resources (for Loyola University Chicago students and University of Chicago students)
  • United Medical Resources (UMR)