DASC’s Response to Our Current Crisis

Like many of you out there, we at DASC are feeling the pain and anger over recent events. Many of our citizens across our city and our country have felt this pain and despair for years. Racism and systemic oppression are not new and have been ignored for far too long. We, as mental health workers, have seen their devastating and traumatic effects time and again. It has now been laid bare for all to see. We at DASC believe in justice and equality for all. We stand against prejudice, discrimination, and oppression in all its forms, be it on the basis of race, class, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or on any other basis. We believe in the universal human rights that we all should be afforded.

Making mental health care available, engagement in our community and treating everyone with compassion and respect have always been core values at DASC. Those values have never been more important than in this moment. We are, and always will be, here for all members of our community. We absolutely support giving voice to the voiceless and want to hear and understand their expressions of justifiable anger in the face of such horrific injustice. We also hope that our communities can heal, come together and learn from one another’s experiences to create a better tomorrow. We are proud to stand with our community members to help make this happen.

Statement on COVID-19: DASC now providing all services virtually

We are committed to being here for you through this uncertain time. We have worked diligently to convert all of our services into virtual ones. We have both individual therapy and group therapy options. Please contact us for details on any of our services. BCBS, Medicare, United HealthCare/Optum, and Aetna are accepted. Please call or email for more details. We hope to continue to have as many group options as we need to serve our community’s needs.

It is anticipated that cases of covid-19 will continue to be identified going forward, and the state of Illinois issued a disaster proclamation to assist with responses. In light of recent developments, DASC’s physical office locations remain closed. All DASC services will continue to be conducted via telehealth in an attempt to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  At this time, we are uncertain when our office will reopen for in-person services. The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority and we will notify you of updates as we receive them.

We are using a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform.  Your therapist can assist you in using this user friendly technology. You can access our telehealth agreement form here, which we ask that you sign prior to your first telehealth session. Our physical office locations will be closed, and some groups have been suspended until further notice. If you are a group client whose group has been put on hold and would like to schedule time to meet individually in order to reinforce the skills covered in group, please let your therapist know and they will assist you in scheduling. Our hope is to continue to provide individual treatment and select groups to our clients with minimal disruption.  We are still accepting new clients, and all intake assessments will be performed via telehealth.

Medicare, Aetna PPO, Optum/United HealthCare and BCBS PPO plans have approved payment for telehealth sessions.  We cannot guarantee that other plans will reimburse for telehealth sessions, though DASC will make every effort to seek reimbursement.  Clients who are self-pay will continue to pay the same rates.  If you have specific billing questions or concerns, please talk to your individual therapist.

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Who is DASC?

We are a team of highly skilled professionals who have dedicated our lives to meeting the mental health needs of our communities in Chicago. Too many people suffer needlessly with treatable conditions, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, and Major Depressive and Bipolar Disorders. It is our mission to make the highest quality care available to all members of our community. We are an inclusive environment, welcoming people from all walks of life and every background.

 

DASC is proud to be the Chicago regional clinic with The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC). NSAC was established with the intent of making the highest quality, evidence-based psychotherapy services to treat social anxiety available to those in need. We aim to do this through research, collaboration, dissemination to clinicians and educating the public. Visit NSAC here for more information.

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DASC’s highly trained clinical team has a diverse array of clinical specialties and interests. We are experts in teaching and applying CBT to a wide range of issues.  Our dedicated team now serves over 200 people every week at DASC.

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