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Get Started with Therapy

Looking for a therapist in Chicago? We're here for you! We accept insurance, self-pay, and sliding scale payment options for those with special financial needs.

How are you looking to grow?

Individual Therapy

We can help you navigate pain and tension, turning them into growth opportunities that improve your life and relationships. We'll provide support that fits your cultural context and unique situation. Finding the right therapist to help you reach your goals is key. View our available therapists below and book today!

Couples & Family Therapy

Fear, sadness and anger often feel contagious. When we are struggling with these issues our families often struggle with us. Luckily joy, hope and growth can be infectious as well. When we address problems in their context we are able to make changes not just for ourselves but with those that matter the most.  

Psychological Assessment

Assessment offers diagnostic clarity for clients who may present with symptoms that cross multiple diagnostic categories - such as ADHD, learning disorders, anxiety, and depression - or for those who present with major mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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Services Offered
Available Therapists

Meet Our Therapists

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Jackie Chavez M.A.

Individual, Couple & Family Therapist

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Jackie strongly believes in balance and growth, meaning she works together with her clients to turn pain into purpose.

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Ben Tudor LMFT

Licensed Individual, Couple & Family Therapist, Practicum Program Director

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Ben is passionate about bringing the real world into the therapy room in order to improve people’s daily lives.

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Victoria Smith Ellison LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Victoria is a holistic therapist who is passionate about cultivating spaces for individual and collective connection and healing.

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Ben Durchslag LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Ben collaborates with clients to create a safe and secure environment to help them return to their core selves.

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Sunitha Chandy PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Lead Trainer

She/Her

Dr. Chandy’s goal is to help people transform pain into growth that improves their lives, relationships and communities.

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Ayna Kaur Virk B.S.

Clinical Intern

She/Her

Ayna is ready to help you explore and grow, using a narrative therapy approach to help you make sense of your story.

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Sithara Stohr LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Sithara loves helping clients explore the intersectionality of their identities and values as they work toward their personal goals.

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Megan Reddy PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Assessment Specialist

She/Her

Dr. Reddy provides Psychological and Neuropsychological assessments for Artesian Collaborative clients.

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Morgan Sweeney

Clinical Intern

She/Her

Morgan is a relational therapist who works with individuals, partners, and families of all configurations to heal and grow.

We offer telehealth and in-person appointments at our office in downtown Chicago.

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We're glad you're here!

If you’ve landed on this page it's likely that you’re gearing up to take a new step to tackle the challenges in front of you. You may find yourself asking a myriad of questions about who we are,  how to find the right therapist, what a session is like and much more. Let us first say, we are so glad you are here.

What we know from research is that therapy works the best when you feel safe, cared for and can be honest. There are many different techniques and styles of therapy out there so we encourage all our clients to ask questions! We’ll always work to provide what you need, explain what we are doing and help connect you to care that works for you, even if that’s not with us! Our goal is to see you thrive.

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Your First Session.

Each session is personalized. You are a unique individual who comes from a unique background and community. During your first session, it is important for us to take the time to get a snapshot of what’s been going on in your life. From there we can work together to come up with treatment goals that help you move towards growth. In addition to discussing what brought you to this moment, we’ll ask questions about your background, family and social life. This is a great time to ask as many questions as you want! Remember feeling comfortable and connected to a therapist is a vital part of therapy.

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As we work together, our sessions can take many forms.

There are many different techniques and styles of therapy. In general, your sessions can be a mix of personal and relational exploration and processing; learning, building and practicing therapeutic skills and techniques.

No topics are off limits in therapy. Whether that's religion, race, politics, sexuality, relationships, conflicts or culture; our role is not to tell you what is right and wrong, but to help you understand and navigate your context.

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Our Approach

At Artesian Collaborative we work with individuals, couples and families as they pursue emotional, behavioral and relational change. We tailor treatment to the needs of our clients and we use multiple modalities in treatment to address the needs and personalities of the people we meet with.  Our focus isn’t just on defining and solving the problem but fostering and developing the skills you need to be successful. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals. Therapy is a relational process and works best with honest and open communication.

Psychological & Neuropsychological Assessment Services

Assessment answers complex questions about brain processing and performance. Whether concerns relate to attention, activity level, impulsivity, executive functioning, learning difficulties, intelligence, memory, or cognitive decline, assessment allows for greater understanding of a person’s strengths and weaknesses. Individualized recommendations for next steps are offered during an in-depth feedback session to discuss results.

Our assessment services are provided in partnership with Dr. Megan Reddy of
Reddy Mind. We provide testing for the following:
 

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Learning Disorders & Academic Achievement

  • Intellectual Disability & Adaptive Functioning

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Neurocognitive Disorders/Dementia

  • Memory Screening

  • Post-Concussive Syndrome

  • Depressive & Bipolar Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • PTSD and Complex Trauma

  • Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective & Other Psychotic Disorders

  • Second Opinion of Previous Assessments

All in-person testing services take place in Glenview, Illinois.

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FAQ

FAQ

I don’t know if I need therapy. How can I know?

If the emotions or situations in your life are significantly impacting your social, physical, relational, spiritual,or work/academic life that is a sign that something is going on. Therapy is just one of the many resources available to help you get the support you need to handle the challenges in your life. If you’re not sure if therapy is the right fit, set up a 15 minute consultation call and ask our therapist’s all your questions!

 

How long are the sessions?

Typically, sessions are 50-55 minutes long.

How much does therapy cost?  Do you accept insurance?

We are in-network with BCBS PPO, BCBS Choice PPO, Aetna PPO and Humana. If you have a different insurance provider we can check and see if they provide any coverage for out of network providers. Our standard self-pay fee is $250 for an initial evaluation and $200 for individual or family therapy.

What if I can't afford it?

We recognize that some are in a situation where the standard fee is not affordable. We offer a limited number of sliding scale slots and our therapists will work with you to help connect you to care that fits your needs budget.

How can I schedule an appointment?

There are several ways to schedule an appointment. You can give us a call at 773-980-9679 x1, send an email to connect@artesiancollaborative, or request an appointment using our online form. We also recognize that finding the right therapist fit is key to good outcomes in therapy so you can also schedule a 15 minute consultation call with any of our available therapists. They can tell you more about our services and help connect you to a therapist who fits your needs.

Do you offer telehealth?

Yes! You can meet with any of our therapists via a secure video chat. We also offer in-person counseling sessions at our office in downtown Chicago in the loop.

What should I expect after I schedule?

Once you schedule an appointment we’ll ask you to send us a copy of your insurance card and date of birth so we can check your insurance benefits and let you know the costs of therapy before your first session. We’ll also send you some forms to fill out before your first session. Those forms gather some details about what's going on and review our privacy policies and confidentiality. We’ll send you the date and time of your appointment with information on how to get to our offices, where to wait and how we’ll come and get you OR a link to your video session. At any point you can always reach out to your therapist with questions, we’re here to help you!

Where are you located?

Our office address is 77 W. Washington St. Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60202. 

 

If you're meeting with one of our therapists in person our office is located in downtown Chicago in the loop. We're on the 15th floor of the Chicago Temple Building at the corner of W. Washington Street and N. Clark Street, just across the street from Daley Plaza. Use the Washington Street entrance, take the elevators to the 15th floor, and Artesian Collaborative is the first office on the right.

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