Payment Options

Cash or Check

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Due at time of service

Checks should be made payable to "Chicago Center for Psychotherapy" or "CCP". Checks can be mailed to Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, 137 N. Oak Park Avenue, Suite 327, Oak Park IL 60301

PayPal

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All major credit cards accepted

Please add description of payment (e.g., copay for 12.24.17 with Sara). A 2.9% convenience feel will be automatically added (this fee is collected by PayPal, not CCP)

QuickPay/Zelle

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All major banks accepted

Please send payments to conbauer@comcast.net.

Please add description of payment (e.g., copay for 12.24.17 with Sara )

There is no convenience fee for using QuickPay/Zelle

Make an Online Payment

PayPal can be used to pay for “self-pay” sessions or for paying co-payments/co-insurance/deductibles

 All major credit cards are accepted

Insurance Information

We are an in-network provider for:


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Medicare
  • Employee Resource Systems, Inc. (ERS)


Many of our clients are out of network (have insurance with a company other than BCBS), and they pay us in full at the time of service.  CCP then provides them with a monthly “superbill" (basically a statement with diagnostic information) that they provide to their insurance company for out of network reimbursement (usually between 60-80%). You would need to check on your particular policy to confirm what your out of network benefits are. Many clients end up out of pocket no more than their in-network copay.


We will check your BCBS benefits for you and submit claims to your BCBS insurance. Your co-payment is due at the time of service. Please check whether you have met your annual deductible before you schedule your first appointment if you plan to use your insurance benefits. If you have not met your deductible, you will be responsible for payments at the insurance contracted rate until you have met your deductible.

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Fees

Our regular fees are:


- $130 per 45-minute individual session

- $150 per 55-minute individual session 

- $160 per 55-minute conjoint/couples session


The initial evaluation period, which can last from one to three 60 minutes sessions, is billed at $210.00 per session. If you do not have insurance coverage or do not want to use your benefits, and you cannot afford our regular fees, we offer a few sliding scale fee spots based on your income. 


We charge our agreed upon hourly fee for other professional services you may need, though we will break down the hourly cost if we work for periods of less than one hour. Other services include: report writing, telephone conversations other than for scheduling appointments, attendance at meetings with other professionals you have authorized, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and the time spent performing any other service you may request of me. Clients will be given 30-day verbal notice prior to any change in fee structure. 

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