FEES for counseling

Federal Poverty Guidelines and are adjusted for cost of living in different areas. Average fee for therapy services has been listed for comparison. 


Sliding Scale Tables

Illinois: Average fee in the area ranges from $113 to $179

California: Average fee in the area ranges from $112 to $175

New York: Average fee in the area ranges from $147 to $256

Toronto: Average fee in the area ranges from $124 CAD to $161 CAD

Current PPO Insurances accepted

ILLINOIS: BlueCross Blueshield | Cigna | Aetna | United Behavioral Health/Optum

CALIFORNIA: Tricare | United Behavioral Health/Optum | Anthem BCBS | Magellan | Aetna

Other private insurances will have to be billed upfront by client and evidence of payment and billing forms can be provided to be submitted to insurance by client for reimbursement.

The Khalil Center approach is to offer a holistic integrative approach to counseling/therapy. Cultural/Spiritual competence is emphasized and Khalil Center integrates aspects of the psychological literature on best practices for application in counseling/therapy.

The Process

When an individual comes to Khalil Center seeking counseling/therapy services, he/she is scheduled for an intake session that is composed of gathering the presenting problem and the historical background of the individual. Please be advised that, the first session is NOT counseling. Rather it is an opportunity for the therapist/counselor to determine whether the client is appropriate for counseling and to collaboratively structure a treatment plan guided by the counselor/therapist.

Usually at the end of the intake session, recommendations are made as to how to proceed. The first counseling session, after intake often involves building the counseling relationship between client and therapist and determining a treatment plan.

All case history and content is kept strictly confidential in accordance with HIPPA privacy regulations and the Illinois Confidentiality Act. The case details are only discussed within the treatment team and supervision for the purposes of optimizing services.

Types of Counseling

  • Individual 
  • Couple 
  • Adolescents
  • Family
  • Group
  • Career Counseling

Who We Serve

  • Adults
  • Youth
  • Children

Types of Issues we work with

  • Anxiety 
  • Social phobias, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc.
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Personality problems
  • Substance use (after-care)
  • Adjustment problems (environmental change that requires adjustment)
  • Marital conflict
  • Identity formation
  • Family conflict
  • Trauma
  • Loss
  • Personal/spiritual growth
  • etc

Couples Counseling Process

Couples interested in couples counseling will also be scheduled for an intake. However, the assessment phase of counseling spans over 3 sessions and the 4th session is a feedback session with a collaborative discussion about treatment planning. The first intake session is to gather the presenting problem and relevant background information (relationship/individual history). The second and third sessions, the couple is split up and individual appointments are scheduled for an individual assessment. This is partially due to the fact that many couples often have issues that they would rather discuss in confidence with the therapist or feel more comfortable to speak about the marital conflict when separated. The fourth session will bring the couple back together for feedback. This model is consistent with an Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy (IBCT) approach.

Things to consider

  • The therapist will NOT resolve your conflicts. Rather, the therapist will help facilitate an environment that is conducive to the acceptance of one another and communication towards the resolution of the couples own conflicts.
  • The therapist is highly interested in helping each individual hear, understand and build tolerance/resiliency in their marriage and with their spouse.
  • There is no guarantee that the therapy will fix the problem, but rather both individuals commitment to change and the process of counseling will be the primary mechanism of change.
  • If there is domestic violence – couples counseling will not be offered. Rather individual counseling (focusing on anger management) will be recommended.