Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you take insurance?
A: We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Aetna. We accept additional insurances as well, and submit as an out of network provider. As a courtesy to our clients, we take care of all insurance claims submissions. Co-payments can be charged to a credit card on file in our secure system. Sliding scale is available for individuals with financial concerns. Please let us know at the time you request an appointment if you think the fee will be a problem, and we will discuss the options available to you. Please note the services provided outside the office are not covered by insurance.
Q: What degree, certification, or license does Dr. Leslie hold?
A: Dr. Leslie has a PsyD. According to the American Psychological Association, “Doctoral degrees in psychology offer individuals preparation to conduct scientific research, professional practice or both. Most individuals receive either the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree.” The focus of PsyD programs is to provide training to “engage in careers that apply scientific knowledge of psychology and deliver empirically-based service to individuals, groups and organizations.” Dr. Leslie is currently practicing under the psychology licensure of Dr. Howard Farkas, PhD owner of Chicago Behavioral Health. Dr. Leslie also is a Certified Health Coach from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. This institute focuses on the four pillars of health- lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition.
Q: How do I know which service is right for me?
A: You can send an email to discuss the different options, and Dr. Leslie will help you find the best fit. Please note that some of the services offered (Kitchen kickstart & Targeted Talks) are not therapy services or a substitute for individual therapy.
Q: Is the kitchen service appropriate for everyone?
A: This service is not appropriate for individuals with certain eating disorders. If after the phone/video consultation Dr. Leslie feels this service is not the right fit for you, then you will be fully refunded or payment can be applied to another service offered.