Therapy at New Light
JPA offers fee-for-service outpatient psychotherapy at its Lincoln Park office for people navigating challenges in all stages and walks of life.
A trusting relationship is the foundation of the therapy we provide our clients every day. At New Light, therapists meet with clients in a comfortable, confidential setting. Clients safely explore what's on their minds, sharing their stories at their pace. Our therapists help people heal past hurts, gain clarity, improve communication skills, better handle stress, develop problem-solving techniques, and overcome change and loss. We help people conceptualize, create, and sustain the lives they want to live.
Our non-judgmental stance respects our clients' values, beliefs, and right to self-determination. We help people gain insight and maintain their goals. New Light gives people the support and tools they need to thrive.
Meet The Team
Alec Ross, LCSW
Sr. Director of Clinical Practices
Suzanne Wychocki, LSW
Director, New Light
Doug Shacke, LSW
Amy Smith, LCSW
Rachel Cope, LCSW
Taylor Messing, LSW
Clients work one-on-one with their therapist in a safe, caring, and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. Therapists guide and structure sessions to deepen understanding, identify obstacles to goals, and solve problems.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
As children and adolescents grow, they develop the social skills and emotional intelligence necessary to lead healthy, happy lives. When they experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their ability to thrive, they may benefit from the supportive outlet that therapy provides.
Differences in communication styles can lead to misunder-standing and eroded empathy and intimacy. Therapy can often help couples re-establish intimacy, improve communication, and foster mutual respect and closeness.
We work closely with families of all backgrounds and configurations to support and foster empathy and communication. Family therapy views change in terms of the systems of interaction among family members and emphasizes relationships as an important factor in psychological well-being.
We offer support groups for those who want to dialogue with others in a group setting. The goal of groups is to create a safe, open and trusting community where individuals share experiences, receive support and collaborate around ideas. The interpersonal relationships developed will allow participants greater insight into their identities, the opportunity to belong to a group that understands their experiences firsthand and the option to gain skills to better handle stress, develop problem-solving techniques and cope with change and loss.
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Please verify your coverage with us before your first session. We can work with you to make sessions affordable.
Individual (child or adult) psychotherapy (60 mins) is $125.00/session. Couples or family psychotherapy (60 mins) is $175.00/session.
We offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments. Payment, co-payment, co-insurance or any applicable deductible is due at time of service.
All new client paperwork will be completed in person at your initial appointment.