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Dr. Brauer is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois, and provides a wide range of psychological services. While he is well equipped to help with a wide array of psychological issues, his primary areas of specialization are psychological evaluations and treatment of anxiety disorders. We can work through in person visits, as well as some limited possibilities for tele-health options (some evaluative measures and treatment modalities require in person services, and CANNOT be done by remote meetings).
Sometimes clients are looking for discussions and guidance in finding ways of making their lives more fulfilling, more content, and less stressful. They do not necessarily have any sort of mental illness, or that is not what they are looking to address, but rather are looking for ways to feel better about their lives, to explore issues of spirituality, or wellness, or otherwise finding more meaning in their day to day lives.
We provide these services for those who would like to explore means of becoming more content and comfortable in their lives, to explore the pitfalls and barriers that sabotage them, and pull them into depressive or anxious modes. Because these services do not involve insurance companies, we can set goals together without worrying about what the managed care people think you should be doing, and focusing instead on what you want out of your sessions.
Good Faith Estimates
We do not work at all with insurance companies any more.
We work on a fee for service basis, and will offer receipts if you wish to try to pursue reimbursement through your insurance on your own. Our fees are $200 per session, and we will discuss in the initial session how many or how frequent the sessions may be. There is no requirement for any particular number of sessions, and you may stop at any time you wish, so an estimate of total cost would depend entirely on what your goals and desires are. We typically end sessions with suggestions for "homework;" things you can work on at home, on your own, so that you can space sessions to allow time for personal work if you wish, or end with things to work on in your own life whether you intend to return or not. So the total cost will be up to you, based on your own desires and goals.