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Before you get started, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider about your coverage for behavioral health services. Some of our therapists are “in-network” with BCBS PPO. If you do not have BCBS PPO or want to see a therapist who is not paneled with BCBS, you may use your “out-of-network” benefits.

If you do not have insurance, you may qualify for services through the Bette D. Harris Family & Child Clinic.

Learn more about billing, insurance, costs & payment options

Matching you with a therapist

To get started, call our Client Care Team at 847-733-4300, submit a request for a call back through the link below or start a chat in this window to answer any questions.

request an appointment

During your call, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs; including questions about your goals for care, availability and payment information. Please expect approximately 10 minutes for this call.

Please note, at this time we are only scheduling appointments for teletherapy sessions.

Registering in the portal

After your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an invitation to register for our Patient Portal. Once registered, you can review and sign the service agreement and fill out standard questionnaires we ask all new clients to complete before their first session. You can also set your messaging preferences for appointment reminder notifications.

Patient Portal

Your first session

Your therapist will send you a secure link through which to access your teletherapy appointment. Before your session, download Zoom by visiting zoom.us/support/download and install it on your computer or find it in your mobile or tablet app store.

A quick guide to accessing your teletherapy appointment
Learn more about the security of your teletherapy session
More information about HIPAA & Zoom

Depending on therapy services, your first session(s) — up to three — may include an initial diagnostic assessment, which is charged at 125% of your therapist’s regular fee.

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Right fit

We recognize the importance of “right fit” with your therapist. If, at any time, you feel that you would like to work with a different therapist, please either speak directly with your therapist or contact the Client Care Center via the Patient Portal (Ask a Question to “General Q&A”) or call 847-733-4300 #2.

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The Family Institute is one of the nation’s leading relationship-based behavioral health organizations committed to strengthening children and adolescents, couples, families and individuals. As researchers, educators and therapists, we work with our clients and partner to see change. Your care is rooted in research and supported by our leading network of therapists.

We look forward to working with you.

Cancellation policy

We request the standard 24-hour notice to cancel an appointment. If 24-hours’ notice is not given, or you miss an appointment, you may be charged the full-fee for your session. This “no show” fee is not covered by insurance.

Please note that 5 business days’ notice is required to cancel neuropsychological assessment appointments.

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