Frequently Asked Questions

What is therapy like?
A great therapy session should feel like a conversation. You’ll sit on a couch and we’ll ask you to share what’s going on in your life, what’s bothering you, and how you feel about it. Speak as openly and candidly as you want. We’re here to listen without judgement. Together, we’ll work to address your concerns; it’s a bit like problem-solving. Our style as a practice is very interactive. We’re here to ask explorative questions, provide mindful feedback, and actively work with you to give you the tools you need to be empowered and create the change you want to see in your life.
Why should I see a therapist?

Fleming Family Therapy is qualified to counsel on a variety of issues. Some of these are more serious, such as depression (including PPD), infidelity, or self-harm. We also frequently provide services to people who feel stagnated in their life, want to address self-doubt, or who simply want a safe space to focus and their goals for an hour each week.

Bottom line is that we have one job: to support you. Working with a therapist is a valuable opportunity to talk about what’s happening in your life without any interruptions or impositions. Providing you with a safe space where you’re able to speak freely and honestly means we have the potential to solve problems faster and with greater success.

Do I need to have "issues" to see a therapist?
Not at all. We specialize in many areas and see clients with a variety of needs. Our counseling services range from addressing severe emotional conflicts to goal setting and helping our clients achieve them. Therapy works because it’s tailored to you. We’re here to help you conquer dating anxiety, master communication skills, work through infidelity, or cope with infertility.
How long/frequent are sessions?
Each session is 50 minutes in length. To start, we’ll meet weekly. After the first few sessions, we’ll talk about a plan for moving forward. Remember, therapy really about whatever you need. That could mean a one-time conversation, temporary support during a big life event, or an ongoing experience to optimize your emotional and mental health. It all depends on you, your comfort, and your progress. And if you ever feel the need to have more than one session each week, we’re happy to accommodate that as well.
Do you take insurance?

Fleming Family Therapy is in network with BlueCross BlueShield PPO, BlueChoice,  Aetna, and United/Optum insurance plans. If you have a different plan and wish to use your insurance benefits, we can provide the invoices you need to submit for out-of-network reimbursement.

*(Please note that only our fully licensed clinicians accept United/Optum.)

Is therapy confidential?
Absolutely. Everything we discuss in sessions remains strictly confidential, with one exception. As therapists, we are ethically and legally obligated to take appropriate actions if we suspect a client is at risk of harming himself, herself, or someone else.
How do I know if you’re the right therapist?

Finding the right therapist is important, which is why we offer complimentary initial phone consultations. We encourage every new client to take advantage of this offering. During the phone call, you’ll get a good idea of our practice as well as your therapist’s style and personality. You can schedule your phone consult through the forms on our site, reach out via email (, or call us directly (312-809-5866).

What if you can't help me?
Our priority is to get every client the help they need. Occasionally, this means referring to an outside specialist. If during our first evaluation we determine a client’s needs fall outside of our expertise, we will refer them a provider specially trained in that area. We are passionate about patient care and wholeheartedly believe it’s unethical to take on a client who we are not properly equipped to treat.

Ahora ofreciendo nuestros servicios en español, Now offering our services in Spanish