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Sliding-scale therapy in Chicago

Making the life decision to seek therapy for an emotional issue or problematic mental health concern is critical to one’s well-being. Unfortunately, it is common for people who need therapy to avoid it because of financial concerns. Depth Counseling is excited to provide low-fee and sliding scale therapy in Chicago, offered by dynamically trained clinicians and graduate students. We believe depth-oriented therapy should be available to people at all income levels.

When you need help through therapy, income should not be the inhibiting factor. Sliding scale psychotherapy is based on your situation and income. The majority of people who come to our Loop/Downtown, Lincoln Square/Ravenswood, or Hyde Park office get access to professionals to help them face their mental health challenges head-on, in spite of financial obstacles.

How are sliding-scale fees for therapy calculated? 

Sliding scale psychotherapy is designed to give people affordable access to therapy. The fees for sliding scale mental health services are determined by looking at your income and life circumstances. Insurance is accepted, as well. However, if your insurance does not cover psychotherapy, and you are ineligible for Medicaid, we will slide our fee as low as $50 per session.

Please note that not every provider at Depth Counseling has current availability for sliding scale cases.  We suggest that you contact the therapist of your choosing to inquire about potential openings.  If you are unsure of which therapist to choose, please call our main number:  312-786-4990

Issues we treat at Depth Counseling

Our goal at Depth Counseling is to go deeper than just casual talk therapy. Our psychoanalysis/psychotherapy approach is designed to uncover the sources of emotional suffering. In addition to showing you the tools to work through issues, we guide you to true healing through comprehensive, professional counseling.

While we specialize in treating people with anxiety and depression, we also offer: 

Insurance we accept

BCBS PPO and Blue Cross Community Health Plans IL Medicaid


The sliding scale fee is based upon income/life circumstances, and will be determined by you and your clinician during your first session. 

Please contact info@depthcounseling.org for more information on low fee-therapy or request an appointment directly with one of our students.

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