Both in-office and Telehealth sessions are approximately 45-60 minutes in length.  The frequency of sessions is generally 1 time per week to begin, unless an exception is warranted.

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1 –  For all face-to-face therapy sessions:  main office located in Oak Park, Illinois.                          Parking lot adjacent to the building.

2 – All office sessions are scheduled in advance.  When services are established, you will receive a confirmation email from the office with more specific details.

1 – All Telehealth sessions will be conducted according to Illinois state law guidelines. Please make sure that you are located in Illinois during the scheduled appointment.  All other questions and guidelines will be reviewed prior to  scheduling.

2 – The online platform used is a Hipaa compliant medium which protects the privacy and rights confidentiality rights for all individuals. 

3 –  Your therapist will give you the information to reach the waiting room.  This will be provided in a confirmation and reminder of your scheduled session details, including day, time, and any additional info.

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Once your concerns are identified, you, in collaboration with Dr. Donna, begin the process of determining the goals that you wish to accomplish.  Throughout the process of therapy you will be encouraged to address your own progress while revisiting these goals.  During this review, you have the opportunity to revise as needed… all in accordance with your own values and aspirations.  The work will have an emphasis on your strengths and ability to resolve your problems in a way that is congruent with your style, needs and values.

Whenever feasible Dr. Cotton encourages family involvement in treatment.  Even in individual treatment this can be helpful because you can begin to understand yourself and your child in the context of the  family as a unit.  This is also a way that family members can learn how they can support each other, overcome their challenges and each rise to greater heights.

Payment Options

Most insurance companies cover mental health, sometimes referred to by insurance plans as behavioral health.  We accept most insurance plans.  We also provide services through EAP plans.  Please be sure to bring your insurance card to the first appointment.  Prior to arriving to the office we can email the forms to be completed on your first visit.  For those individuals without insurance we can work with you on an appropriate scale basis.

Specialties include helping with a variety of issues including, but not limited to the following:

  • Early Intervention/children
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adult Trauma
  • Coaching
  • Grief
  • Coping skills
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Couples counseling