Ballis and Associates Therapy Services

Lincolnwood, IL

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How does your service stand out?

We are trained to offer Gottman level 2 therapy to clients. We can help to increase couple happiness and decrease conflict based on the Gottman principles. We also offer emdr to those who want to improve their performance in any area such as sports, public speaking, work performance, relationships, etc. EMDR helps decrease emotional reactions based by the past negative memories. Additionally we have a certified drug and alcohol license to address symptoms of addiction or support someone affected by them. We have many years of experience working with children and offer play and cognitive behavioral therapy. As we've moved into a new office we are advertising at the lowest rate we are able to offer. Your insurance may lower your fee but my offer is the lowest price. We usually charge over 150.00 an hour. We offer ten sessions for the introductory price and then reassess your price after the ten sessions. Our price includes 50 minutes of psychotherapy per session. The first session is an assessment session so we can see what areas need to be focused on in the sessions. If you choose to complete the Gottman couples assessment we receive a very detailed report that allows me to target specific areas in your relationship with specially formulated interventions developed by the Gottman institute. You would pay that fee directly to the institute and complete the assessment on your own away from your partner. I will read some of the results but the report is not meant to be read by the couple as it often negatively impacts treatment and is not advised by the Gottman institute. To send you an invitation we need your email addresses and your names. As well as which partner is paying for the assessment.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love assisting others in self discovery and coming up with a plan to become their best in whatever goals they choose to achieve in therapy.
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Location

Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have taken some extra classes in the field of addictions because of the rise of addiction difficulties in our society and to better understand the roles it plays in people's lives. This can be either as a user or a concerned family member. I offer addictions counseling in conjuction with my other specialties for those who personally have in substance use issues.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Many times insurance will pay for most of your session many times it's cheaper than without insurance.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone who has the training in your area of interests. Find someone who is interested in listening to you and achieving goals. I like to find ways of encouraging people to identify and come up with their own solutions to any difficulties they may experiencing. People generally have the answers inside themselves and just need someone to help them recognize it.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What would they look like to improve.