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We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated on the Web pages where the information is requested or collected.

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We collect email addresses as part of your personal information. Relationship Reality 312 does not rent, sell or share your email address with any third party except when necessary for purpose of treatment. E-mails or the information within an email, may become part of your record. You must protect your e-mail account, password and computer against access by unauthorized people. Since e-mail can be used to spread viruses, some which cause e-mail messages to be sent to people who you do not intend to send e-mail messages to, you should install and maintain virus protection software on your PC. Since e-mails can be copied, printed and forwarded by people to whom you send e-mails, you should be careful regarding to whom you send e-mails.

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E-mails may not be the only form of communication that Relationship Reality 312 will use to communicate with you.

Security Policy

Relationship Reality 312 is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines established by government agencies and accepted accrediting organizations.
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All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect in therapy?

In the Initial Consultation, you’ll meet with your therapist and give information about what brings you to therapy. We’ll get the highlights so that we can already begin mapping out how to help you. We’ll talk about your goals and give you ideas about how we can get you to achieve them. If you think your therapist is a good fit, you will schedule another session. All of our therapists are highly engaged in working with you to achieve your goals.

How long will I be in therapy?

Despite popular belief, you won’t be in therapy for years. Our ultimate goal for you is for you to not need us except for the occasional check-in if desired. Because our work is based on evidence-based treatments (meaning our approach is proven by research to be highly effective), most of our work with clients is brief. Some clients are looking for answers and come in for 1-4 sessions to start. For others, it can take 6-12 sessions to learn information and new skills to reach your goals. And for others longer therapy is needed. It really depends on your goals. We will work with you to determine what is best to ensure long-term change.

How often will we meet?

To make the most progress, we typically start with weekly meetings. We want to get a good idea of what’s really going on and develop a game plan to help you achieve your goals. As you practice more and more skills in between sessions, we move to bi-weekly, monthly, and then you come in as needed or you can terminate. We will work with you to ensure that the frequency of sessions works for you.

What kind of clients do you usually work with?

Despite what you see in the movies, therapy is not “only for crazy people.” High-functioning people find many benefits from therapy. The clients who work with us sometimes just get stuck and they feel like they’ve exhausted all possibilities. We would love the chance to help you get unstuck and make your love life even better.

Can I pay for services out-of-pocket?

Yes. Self-pay is a desirable option if you value discretion and feel concerned sharing your information with health insurance companies. Limited sliding scale fees are also available and based on income level.

Can I use insurance?

Yes, but please note you need to qualify for a diagnosis in order to use insurance. We are in-network with BCBS PPO and Choice, UnitedHealthcare, and Aetna. Prior to the Initial Consultation, your therapist will do a courtesy benefits check to get a quote from insurance and determine your payment responsibility. If you have a different insurance plan and are interested in submitting out-of-network claims, we will provide you with a receipt for services rendered after you pay the session fee in full. Your insurance company would then reimburse you. To ensure accuracy, we recommend checking with your insurance company before the Initial Consultation to determine your out-of-network benefits.

Contact Relationship Reality 312

Book an appointment below. To ensure you will work with the best therapist for you, please let us know the following: a little bit about what you want help with, such as communication, trust, disconnection, dating, etc.; your general availability; and if you are planning on using insurance. Please leave your phone number as well as your email address as sometimes our email goes to spam. Your therapist will respond within 24 hours. Thank you and we look forward to working with you. 

We are both in-person and virtual sessions and will check your benefits for coverage.


333 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1010, Chicago, IL 60601