• BETTER BEING COUNSELING​

  • ABOUT

    Brittany Levy, LCPC

    I strive to create sessions that allow people to feel both safe and open in sharing their stories with me. I am a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and exploratory therapist. I enjoy using humor, understanding, and experience to achieve this space.

     

    I believe everyone is the expert in their own lives and therapy is a tool to increase understanding of yourself and the world around you. I'd like to work with you to find new ways to manage your world. I treat each person I meet with an open mind, tailoring my therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of the individual. I utilize feedback and honesty, motivating my clients for action.

     

    I have found my expertise in utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other talk therapy moves clients to create change and understanding. By recognizing your history, emotional and behavioral patterns, and understanding what your brain has done with this information; we can then identify ways to overcome barriers, and move you toward living in your better being life.

     

    I work with all genders, sexual orientations, religions, races, ethnicities. I respect each individual experience and how you see yourself matters.

     

    I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Human Development/Family Studies from Indiana University. I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have worked in non-profit and private practice settings to treat psychiatric crises, outpatient substance abuse, and mental health services. I have experience and a skill set that provides knowledge to work with a variety of concerns.

     

    In my free time I enjoy spending time exploring Chicago with my family and friends. I have many interests that range from reading at home to exploring my community and city. I value learning, bringing this desire for knowledge to my personal and professional life.

  • SERVICES

    Who Do We Serve?

    • Adults
    • Young Adults

    Areas of Focus

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Trauma
    • Abuse
    • Self Esteem
    • Stress
    • Life Transitions/Adjustments
    • Relationship Issues
    • Employment Stressors
    • Grief/Loss

    Approaches

    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. Part of the therapy includes alternating eye movements, sounds, or taps. Rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, EMDR allows the brain to resume its natural healing process.
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Using mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress techniques.
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Understanding relationship of beliefs, thoughts and feelings; identifying behavior and patterns.
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Live in a way that fits personal values and increases flexibility. 
  • RATES & INSURANCE

    Rates

    We offer a free 10-15 minute phone consultation to help you decide if we are the right fit.

     

    If you don't plan to use insurance rates are as follows:

     

    Initial Assessment: $210

    Individual Sessions: $150

    Accepted Insurance

    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

    Blue Choice PPO

    Blue Choice Preferred PPO

    Blue Options/Blue Choice Options

    Cigna

    Optum/United Healthcare

     

     

    *Out of network- Many insurance plans have out-of-network benefits, so we encourage you to contact your insurance provider to obtain more information about your individual coverage. Many clients utilize their out-of-network benefits and are reimbursed at comparable rates to in-network providers.

    Accepted Payment

    Please be prepared to pay for services at your session. If you are utilizing insurance, you are responsible for paying your deductible or co-pay at your session.

    We accept cash, credit card, Chase quickpay, or HSA.

    Cancellation Policy

    If a session is cancelled in 24 hours or less, you will be charged a full rate session fee that is not covered by insurance. If you are sick or need to cancel prior to 24 hours, please contact us to schedule a HIPAA compliant video session or to reschedule.

  • CONTACT US

    Conveniently located! We are just a block off of the Montrose Brown Line, a 15 minute walk from the Ravenswood Metra stop, and we offer free parking!

    Please allow for up to a 24 hour response time for email inquiries.

     

    At this time we are offering services only via Telehealth utilizing a HIPAA compliant platform.

    4256 N. Ravenswood Ave
    Chicago, IL 60613
    Hours Vary- contact us for details.
    (773) 349-2748