Terri Schmidt, LCSW

Therapy & EAP Corporate Consulting

Terri Schmidt, LCSW

Therapy & EAP Corporate Consulting

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terrinschmidt@gmail.com

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Scheduling

While I understand that sometimes an appointment needs to be rescheduled, 24 hours notice is required for a cancellation. If you forget to contact me regarding your schedule change, I will charge you the full amount for that appointment. I cannot bill an insurance company for a session that has not taken place.

Emergencies

“Emergency” is defined as a life-threatening situation. If someone is experiencing a situation like that, the safest place to go is to a hospital emergency room for an evaluation. If it is a situation involving domestic violence, or an active suicidal threat, please call 911 immediately! However, if it is non-life threatening, I will give a free 15 minute phone consultation whenever possible. After that, we can schedule either a phone session or an in-person session at a mutually agreeable time.

Prescriptions

Only medical doctors can prescribe medications such as anti-depressants. In many cases, your family physician or gynecologist will be able to prescribe medications, and we will confer together with your permission. In other cases, it may be necessary to refer you to a psychiatrist who is a medical doctor with a specialty in mental illness.

Payment

I accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. Please come prepared to pay at the end of each session.

Appointments

Appointments are made by phone. The voicemail is dedicated and confidential.

Insurance

At the present time, there is some uncertainty about how health insurance will be affected by the Affordable Care Act. It is most important that you call your insurance and verify your coverage for mental health/counseling if you intend to use your insurance. While I am in-network for most insurance companies, coverage is always subject to change based upon your own job status and insurance decisions made by your employer.

It is important to realize that ultimately it is your responsibility to pay for services in the event your insurance rejects your claim. It is also your responsibility to assist with whatever insurance problems develop.

Here are some questions that you should ask your insurance company:

  • Does my insurance provide coverage for out-patient mental health services?
  • What are my annual deductible, co-pay and co-insurance responsibilities?
  • Is this provider in network?
  • Do I need to get a pre-authorization for mental health services?
Location

My office address is at 1580 N Northwest Hwy #121, Park Ridge, IL 60068. It is handicapped accessible. Contact me to schedule an appointment at my office.
 
 

“Spanning the mental health spectrum from corporate administrations to critical patient needs, to an understanding dialogue with a colleague or friend, Terri Schmidt, is always there for those in need. With an imposing and extensive academic background in mental health that is balanced with her all-embracing wide-ranging compassionate experience, she leads patients upon a path of self discovery, understanding, and treatment, in a world unfortunately immersed in stress, chemical dependency, and mental health issues. Setting problems and challenges upon a path of healing, Terri Schmidt makes the world a better place for us all.”

Dr. Robert Rail

“Surviving the International War Zone”

CALL ME:

847-827-7639

EMAIL ME:

terrinschmidt@gmail.com

VISIT ME:

1580 N. Northwest

Highway, Ste. 121-F
Park Ridge, Ill. 60068

CALL ME:

847-827-7639

EMAIL ME:

terrinschmidt@gmail.com

VISIT ME:

1580 N. Northwest

Highway, Ste. 121-F
Park Ridge, Ill. 60068

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