Lisa A. Ditchek, Psy.D., P.C.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer you are looking for here please use the contact form or call us at: (847) 390-0800.
Is Therapy Confidential?
Confidentiality is an ethical responsibility of all psychologists. Information about our work together is not shared with anyone else without your written consent. I follow the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association in terms of confidentiality. It may be useful for me to consult with your medical doctor from whom you receive treatment. In this case, communication is established only after you have signed a release of information allowing such collaboration. Insurance companies require a diagnosis and may request certain information about your treatment prior to authorizing payment to cover the cost of treatment. I will release this information only with your signed consent. Some people opt to pay privately in order to avoid this disclosure of information.
Do You Accept Insurance?
I accept most major insurance plans including Medicare. To determine if you have mental health coverage, check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions: What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an in-network vs. out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
- Do my sessions need to be authorized or pre-certified by my insurance company?
If I am a participating provider with your particular insurance company, I will submit the claims for you. Otherwise, I will give you a statement for you to submit to your insurance company and they will reimburse you directly. If you prefer not to use insurance I will discuss a payment arrangement with you.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
The first appointment is an opportunity for you to meet me, feel comfortable, begin identifying the reason(s) that led you to making the appointment, and formulate goals you wish to accomplish. Once that is determined, I can help you decide which method(s) would be most effective for you to meet your goals. I work collaboratively and value your input.
For More Info
Fill out the form below or call me directly to schedule an appointment. My office is conveniently located on Northwest Highway just east of the Tri-State Tollway (294) in Park Ridge, Illinois.
I accept most major insurance plans including Medicare.
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Address: 1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 116A, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Phone: (847) 390-0800
Business Hours: Call for Appointment