Why counseling?

People come to counseling for a wide range of reasons: relief from stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties, to name a few. Others seek counseling because they long for deeper meaning in their lives or a greater sense of peace. Whatever the goal, the process is a unique collaboration with a caring therapist to bring about the change they want.

Does counseling work?

Yes. Research has consistently shown that individuals who receive counseling, are significantly more likely to overcome their problems and have improved well-being, than individuals who received no treatment.

How do I find a therapist that is right for me?

Often the best way to choose a therapist is to use your instincts about what “feels right” in the first few interactions. For instance, do you sense that the therapist is seeming to “get you” and the issues you are bring to counseling? Is there a sense of give and take or does the interaction seem stiff or formal?

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss any aspect of counseling when you make your first call.

How long does counseling take?

This can vary widely from one individual to another, and the nature of the problem(s) that a person is trying to improve. We will work with you to tailor a plan that meets your specific goals and time frames.

Can I use my insurance?

In most instances, the types of issues addressed in counseling are covered by insurance. We are an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Aetna PPO, Medicare and an out-of-network provider for other PPO plans. As a convenience, we’ll take care of billing your insurance for you. Please contact us at (815) 640-1669 if you have any questions on how this works.

Do you have evening and weekend appointment times?

Yes, we offer both.

How do I get started?

You can contact Martin Therapy Group by calling (815) 640-1669. If you happen not to reach us directly, leave a voice mail with a telephone number and a good time to reach you. We will return your call in less than 24 hours.