Alejandra Gutierrez, LCSW
FAQ for new Clients

New Client Information

Starting Therapy is an incredible commitment to yourself. We don’t believe in surprises. Reach out if you have any questions that aren’t answered below. 

Therapy Session Rates

Individual Therapy

$140 / 45 min

Couples’ Therapy

$160 / 55 min

Group Therapy

$45/ 90 min

What to Expect in your First Session

During your first two sessions your therapist will complete a thorough intake assessment which will guide the course of treatment. We believe that we can serve you best with a meaningful understanding of your background and history. We use assessment to give us a shared language to understand what bings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. We use a mix of informal assessments (talk therapy) and evidence based assessment tools. 

Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan is your assurance that you won’t be in therapy forever. We work together to clearly outline what you hope to get out of therapy and create touchstones to chart our path through. With this, you can be sure that our time is most focused on whats important to you and that things can and will get better. We’ll develop concrete goals that allow your clinician to hold you accountable throughout this journey of healing and wellness. 

Session Length & Frequency

Individual Sessions are 45 minutes long and couples sessions are 55 minutes long. Typically you will meet with your therapist on a weekly basis. Longer or shorter sessions can be arranged.

During times of higher acuity, or depending on the presenting problem twice weekly sessions may be available. 

Location & Offerings

We’re located in downtown Chicago. We offer in person and Telehealth services.

We offer individual, couples, and group therapy. All groups are virtual. 

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We accept the following insurance:

  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Optum

If your insurance is not listed we are considered an “out of network” provider. FWC Counseling will produce a super bill as an out of network provider. This document details the services rendered and related fees. This form can be sent to your insurance company for potential reimbursement for clients with PPO, HSA, or other flexible benefits. If you plan to submit for reimbursement we encourage you to contact your insurance company to inquire about behavioral health reimbursement in advance of your initial session. We’re happy to help you with this process or answer any questions you may have

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept HSA/FSA account payments.  

We have a limited number of income based sliding scale opportunities. 



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