Illinois Department of Human Services

Missing and Exploited Children

National Runaway Switchboard

National Suicide Hotline 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Spanish: 1.888.628.9454

Postpartum Support International

Prescription Assistance

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Hotline (RAINN) 

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS; food, childcare, shelter, financial)
TTY: 1.800.447.6404

Curry Counseling LLC  |  312.919.0002

10024 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 211
Skokie, IL 60077

Do I need to take medications? 

We do not prescribe medications, but we may advise clients to consult with a psychiatrist or medical doctor as assessment and treatment warrants.  We are happy to consult and collaborate with psychiatrists and/or other doctors who are part of your treatment team.

What are some useful resources and websites?

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alanon & Alateen

Chicago Legal Clinic (Free/sliding scale services)

Child Abuse Hotline

Cook County Department of Public Health

Department of Children & Families Services (DCFS) 
TTY: 1.800.358.5117

Domestic Violence
TDD: 1.800.787.3224 
Spanish: 1.800.942.6908 

Homelessness (Youth)

Questions and Answers

How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

A regular session is 45-55 minutes.  Most clients are generally seen once a week.   We may decide, as time goes on, that it makes sense to meet less frequently (bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed).  The number of sessions is defined by the clients' current needs.  Additionally, for various reasons, clients may find it helpful to be seen more frequently, like two or three times per week.

Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Therapy

​Curry Counseling LLC  |  312.919.0002

10024 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 211, Skokie, IL 60077

How do I get started?

New clients usually contact us by telephone or email.  We will discuss the reasons you are seeking therapy, scheduling, and insurance/financial matters.  

It is important that you find a therapist who you trust and feel comfortable with.  We encourage you to use the first few sessions to assess if we are a good fit for you and/or your family.  Therapy is an investment in yourself and/or your family member.

How much are your fees and do you take insurance? 

The rate for our licensed clinical social workers, is $175 for an intake/initial session and $160 for an individual or family session. Dr. Jacobs rate is $175 for an intake session or any on-going sessions.  We do accept insurance.  We are In-Network for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Choice, and Medicare.  We are considered Out-of-Network for all other insurance plans. Payment is due at the time of the session, unless we have made other payment arrangements ahead of time. We accept personal checks and cash.  We believe that therapy should be accessible to all people seeking positive change for themselves, so we do offer a sliding scale. Please contact us to discuss your treatment needs and your ability to pay.​

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What if I have to cancel an appointment?

Appointments are times set especially for you. Thus, it is important to notify us as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend, so that we may make our best efforts to reschedule. Missed appointments or cancellations, without at least 24 hours advanced notice, are subject to fees up to the full cost of that scheduled appointment. Insurance carriers do not cover the cost of such missed appointments.

How long will I be in therapy?

The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of treatment. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in short term counseling, perhaps 8-12 weeks. For others, counseling is an 
on-going learning and growing process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period. 

​Curry Counseling LLC  |  312.919.0002

10024 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 211, Skokie, IL 60077

Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Family Therapy

What is a Good Faith Estimate?
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges. 

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.  We will discuss cost and payment procedures during the initial intake appointment.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. 

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. 
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit

Please Note: A Good Faith Estimate is for your awareness only. It does NOT involve you needing to make any type of commitment.