Free 15 minute consultation
If you are unsure if therapy or services are right for you, please feel free to schedule a FREE 15 minute in person or phone consultation session.
The ultimate goal of individual psychotherapy is to improve an individuals mental health by spending 1:1 time with your therapist. Sessions typically occur once a week for a total of 55 minutes. However, the duration and frequency of these sessions may vary, depending on your needs. These sessions can be done in person, via telephone, and/or through our Telehealth services (see below for more details).
During these sessions you are encouraged to dive into solving your problems using the framework of evidence based psychotherapies. Click the link below to learn more about evidence based psychotherapies.
A psychological assessment is typically completed at the first session of therapy and lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. A psychological assessment is a method in which a psychologist objectively examines current emotional functioning in conjunction with a thorough review of the individual’s personal history and any available medical or mental health records. Some situations may require the clinician to examine a client’s anxiety, depression, and intelligence levels; however, tests which are selected are chosen based on the clients main presenting problem.
If you live in Illinois, but are unable to meet in person we are able to connect with you through our HIPPA compliant video chat. This option is appropriate for most individuals; however, there are some limitations depending on the nature of the presenting complaint and psychological history. Overall, research shows there is no difference in outcomes for individuals who participate in either in person or telehealth services.
Dr. Kandah’s fee is $250 per a session. She offers a sliding scale for a limited number of spots to assist clients of various financial backgrounds and those who do not have adequate insurance coverage.
For a low fee, Dr. Kandah has an advanced psychology doctoral student to assist those who do not have the means to afford the typical costs associated with psychotherapy. Please feel free to learn more about these services by contacting info@HealthyLifeChicago.com.
At this time Healthy Life is in-network for BCBS PPO, United Health Care (Optum), Lyra, and Medicare. A receipt for services is available for those who would like to submit for reimbursement through their own insurance.