Therapists accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in Illinois specializing in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Seeing a Therapist Who Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Below you'll find a list of therapists and mental health care providers who offer online and in-person appointments. You can use the filters above to refine your search.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois therapists, psychologists, and counselors are available for in-person appointments and video therapy sessions. 

Therapy with an in-network Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois counselor may cost you nothing or no more than your copay, which typically ranges from $0 to $50. Some Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois plans may require you to pay coinsurance instead of a copay, which means you’ll cover a certain percentage of the therapist’s fees out-of-pocket. 

You may have to pay the therapist’s full rate if you haven’t met your annual deductible with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, even if the therapist is an in-network provider.

Depending on your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois insurance plan, there may be restrictions on the types of therapy services covered (e.g. couples counseling, grief counseling, psychological testing). Additionally, some plans may require you to get a referral from your primary care physician.

To check the specific costs and coverage details associated with your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois health insurance plan, give them a call at (800) 538-8833 or visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois website to review your behavioral health benefits online. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps people take positive action in their life. It involves learning to accept unpleasant thoughts, emotions, or experiences without viewing them as problems. ACT is often used to treat stress, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You’ll find mental health professionals who specialize in ACT listed below. 

Finding Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors in Illinois

Finding a therapist in Illinois is easiest in the city of Chicago. Online therapy may be a good option if you live in more rural areas or if a therapist with a particular specialty is not located near you. 

Out of pocket costs for therapy in Illinois will run between $100 - $130+ per session. For couples counseling and family therapy, costs might start at $100 - $125+ per session. First appointments with a therapist tend to be a little longer and may cost a little more. Also, it’s important to note that specialized services can cost more.

There are currently over 38,000 counselors working in Illinois with licenses, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Psychologists (Ph.D. and Psy.D.). 

If you think you might qualify for free or reduced-cost services from the state, take a look at the IDHS website and/or see if you qualify for Medicaid.

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