Common Questions

General Questions

Valor Counseling is conveniently located at 104 East Roosevelt Road, Suite 203, Wheaton, IL 60187

The office building is located near downtown Wheaton across the street from Mariano’s. The building is brick and has a green ribbon statue out front. The entrance to the parking lot is located on Main street.

The suite is on the second floor. There is an elevator for convivence.

Just reach out. Either call 630-410-1818 and leave a message or submit a contact form and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Valor Counseling offers therapy to adults (18+) and couples.

Valor Counseling does not specialize in therapy for anyone under 18, eating disorders, or self-injury

Questions About Fees & Insurance

If you are paying out of pocket without insurance the initial assessment session is $180 and every session after that is $160. If you are utilizing insurance your fee will depend on your insurance coverage. Valor Counseling will check your insurance and provide you a quote of your benefits before your first appointment.

Yes! Valor Counseling is currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO. Valor Counseling does not currently accept any HMO plans, Medicaid, or Medicare.

That completely depends on your individual insurance coverage. Valor Counseling will check your insurance and provide you a quote of you benefits before your first appointment. If your coverage is not what you were hoping for, you can cancel your appointment with no consequence.

Unfortunately, Valor Counseling does not take any Medicaid or Medicare plans at this time.

Valor Counseling is unable to offer a sliding scale at this time.

Fees are due the day of service.

Credit cards, debit cards, HSA accounts, FSA accounts, and cash.

Questions About Therapy

First of all, welcome! Deciding to come to therapy can be terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

A few things you can expect upfront. After you reach out you will hear from our practice to get some very basic information, answer any questions, and get you set up with an appointment. Before your first appointment you will have to fill out and sign a few documents through a secure online portal. If you are using insurance you will get a quote of your benefit before your first appointment.

For the first session or two your therapist will be conducting an assessment to get to know your story and for you to get to know your therapist. There is nothing you need to do to prepare for therapy. That said, it can be helpful for you to consider the questions: what brings you to therapy? and what do you want to get out of therapy? If you do not have answers to these question that is completely fine.

Sessions range from 45 minutes to 50 minutes depending on you and your insurance.

That depends on you and what brings you to therapy. I know that answer is not very clear, but it truly depends. Therapy is not a one-time thing though. Therapy will take at least a few sessions to get to know your story, provide you support, teach you new coping skills, and reduce your symptoms.

Generally, therapy is most effective if it’s weekly until you get up and going. This of course also depends on you, what brings you to therapy, and logistics.

Yes! The law requires therapist to hold everything you say as confidential with a few exceptions. Those exceptions are basically if you are a threat to yourself or another person. Your therapist will go over those exceptions in more detail at your first session. Also, you will be provided paperwork before your first appointment that will go over the limitations of confidentiality.

If there are any other questions or concerns please feel free to reach out.  Contact Us or call 630-410-1818

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Starting therapy can seem very overwhelming. Here at Valor Counseling I want you to feel as comfortable as possible. That starts with choosing a convenient comfortable location. The office is centrally located in Wheaton, IL but my clients come from all over the Chicagoland area including:

  • Chicagoland
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  • DuPage County
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