You may have questions not on this page, please contact me with any. At the end of the Q & A are resources for your use.

How do I make an appointment for therapy?

Please text or email. Make sure to leave your name on any text or it will be deleted.  Text to 773 230 5109 or email to

What are your fees for therapy?

My fees can vary, based on your financial circumstances. I use a “sliding scale.” My fees can be made affordable for most people.

Do you take insurance?

I am currently authorized for Medicare, United Behavioral Health, Aetna, Humana and Magellan. I am part of the Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) administered by Compsych.

If your insurance carrier is not listed above, please ask me and if I can, I will sign up to be on their “panel.” Until then, I can provide you a “bill” so that you can be reimbursed for an “out of network” provider

How can I pay you?

If you are paying directly or making a co-payment, you can use cash or check, Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle (Zellepay). Contact me for any email information needed, as it is different than the contact for this practice.

What if I miss an appointment?

Generally, you are missing an appointment because something has come up of an urgent nature. If you “just forget,” you will be charged for a session. If you use insurance, be aware that they will not pay for this and so, I will bill  you directly.

How do I arrange for Life Events like unions, marriage, namings, funerals, house blessings and other situations I am unsure of?

Please contact me at by text at 773. 230. 5109 ~ leave your name, the kind of ceremony/ ritual/ life event that you are considering and the date you are wanting, and your best contact number or email.

We will discuss what you are looking for and establish fees that work for you.

Resources – an Interspiritual View

So many books….so many movies… many wise people, good organizations and places that you might enjoy….I urge you to begin to build your own list of these resources. Here are some that may be useful to you. Hover your mouse over names, most have links for you to view.

About kinds of therapy

Go to http://www. This is the primary site for Internal Family Systems. Also, search the Web for articles and for YouTube videos.  Look also under Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

For the work of Peter Levine, Ph.D., which is known as Somatic Experiencing, see

Both models have Wikipedia entries which are relatively accurate, while not complete.

About Trauma, and the current work that is happening, see the work of a pioneer psychiatrist at

For connection to the Natural World, please seek out works by  Wendell Barry, Bill Plotkin, Joanna Macy, Brian Swimme and Will Taegel

For Grief, please refer to Francis Weller‘s amazingly profound work.

For Spiritually oriented resources

In Buddhism, anything from His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, especially “Ethics for the New Millennium.”

Sharon Salzburg, ” Loving Kindness.” Thich Nhat Hanh, “No Death, No Fear.”

In Hinduism, begin with any reading on the Upanishads or other Awakenings. Here is one site to browse.

For Judaism, consult Leonard Felder, “The Ten Challenges.”

In Roman Catholicism, read from the Christian Mystics, St. Francis of Assis, St. Therea of Avila, Hildegard von Bingen, John of the Cross and the current Pope, Francis. Check out work by Mirabai Starr and by Richard Rohr.

In Protestant Christianity, good reading in this pastor,

In Islam, begin with Rumi and then consult with Pir Zia at

For Indigenous traditions, read Starhawk, Search for writings in Aboriginal Spirituality, the more recent work of  Dwight Hopkins, Ph.D. – this is a HUGE area

Twelve step spirituality is a deeply followed tradition. Find a solid meeting and attend in any of its manifestations.