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Erika Owen, MS, LCSW
Erika is a social worker in Chicago specializing in working with individuals and families experiencing challenges around children with acute or chronic medical needs. More specifically, Erika has spent the past five years in medical social work meeting with families both inpatient and outpatient who are trying to navigate the terrain of life with a child who has additional medical needs. Erika specializes in working with those experiencing major life transitions due to medical illness, caregivers trying to make impossible medical decisions in behalf of their child, families who are enrolled in (or want to learn more about) palliative care, and the complexities around end of life.
WE START WHERE YOU ARE
One of the first values we learn in graduate school is to meet the client where they are. This means as we learn about you or your child, we will adjust our approach to meet you in a space that feels familiar. From there, we will partner with you to identify those values which are most important, and work together to move toward their implementation.
Starting therapy does not mean you must abide by a particular set of expectations, so please come in and we can
start where you are.
SERVICES WE OFFER
CHILD THERAPY (AGES 3+)
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS PPO
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Yes, we are in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Copays are paid for in full by the client at the beginning of each session via check or electronic payment. For those out of network, we will be happy to provide you with a reimbursement form or “superbill” which you can present to your insurance provider in order to seek partial reimbursement for services rendered.
HOW OLD ARE YOUR CLIENTS?
We see both individual and family therapy clients at every stage of life and will incorporate even the youngest members of a family into the work we do together.
DO YOU OFFER VIDEO SESSIONS?
Yes. Due to the current climate, we are only offering video sessions at this time. We use a HIPPA approved telemedicine platform called doxy.me. All you will need to do is click on a link that we send you prior to a session.
HOW MUCH DOES EACH SESSION COST?
We offer a free 30 minute consult to speak briefly about what you are looking for in a therapist and the services we are able to offer. If you decide to move forward with meeting again, the initial 60 minute assessment is $140. Subsequent 50 minute sessions are $120. Please do not hesitate to contact us with financial concerns as we are happy to discuss a sliding scale.
Video appointments available Monday-Saturday
"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else."
Contact me today to learn more and book a session.