Stephanie Franzoni

MA, LPC

Stephanie Franzoni

MA, LPC

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 178014990
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: Insurance options
Choosing to bill for counseling sessions through your insurance carrier is an important decision you must make. According to federal regulations, you may choose to pay out-of-pocket and NOT bill through your insurance policy. Clients who so opt are called, “Self Pay Clients.” Should this be your preference, we (North Shore Counseling, Ltd.) would NOT have the authorization to share your records with your insurance company. The decision you make at the outset of services may be reversed at any time by completing a new form and updating your file.

North Shore Counseling is “in-network” with the following providers:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
AETNA
United Behavioral Health

We will bill most other insurance companies as an “out of network” provider, or we will accept payment at the time of services and provide clients with an “insurance ready receipt” which they can use to get reimbursed directly from their insurance company.

Our Insurance Verification Form can be found among our Intake Forms. Use this form to express your preference to be a Self Pay Client or an “Insurance Client.” You can use page two of the Insurance Verification Form to communicate with your insurance company and determine your benefits & out-of-pocket expenses BEFORE you make that decision!

Self Pay Clients
“Self Pay Clients” pay for sessions entirely out-of-pocket in accordance with the Fee Schedule set forth in the Contract for Professional Services. North Shore Counseling accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. A typical weekly session costs $150 for 53 minutes. When cash is paid, clients are provided a hand-written receipt to document the cash transaction. A more detailed invoice can be provided upon request.

Reduced Fees
“Reduced Fees” are offered to clients who have extenuating financial circumstances. Clients who wish to apply for a reduced fee need to complete the Reduced Fee Application and submit it before scheduling their first appointment. Standard session rates will apply until the Application is processed. Applications can be faxed to us. Clients who wish to pay “reduced fees” cannot bill through insurance, as — according to our contract with insurance companies — we are not allowed to waive copays and deductibles for insurance clients.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

425 Huehl Rd
Unit 19B
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

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My Approach to Helping

I partner with women, men, & couples for sexual and non-sexual issues. I have a great deal of experience working with nontraditional relationships and pride myself on creating a safe space for nonjudgmental therapy. In our work, I trust that you are the expert of your life and I’m committed to meeting you where you are while facilitating an environment for change and empowerment. My approach varies depending on your needs but my goal is to help you move forward. It’s my job to support you through the change process. I have experience working with an array of mental health issues including substance abuse, body image issues, trauma, and depression. I am a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider and can meet you in person, or online for your convenience.

I have advance training in intimacy and desire issues. I have a great deal of experience working with nontraditional relationships and pride myself on creating a safe space for nonjudgmental therapy. When people feel comfortable with their bodies and can communicate with a partner, their sex life is fulfilling and uninhibited.

Far too often ignorance, unfamiliarity with the other gender, and discomfort with one’s body prevent people from connecting erotically. Whether you're single, married, in a relationship, queer or straight, Sex Therapy can help you to improve your sex life and overcome any specific sexual dysfunctions.

I also offer life coaching sessions to help guide you through life’s transitions. Making big changes can be challenging and can provoke anxiety. I can help you create a plan and get to your goal. Having an unbiased outside opinion could be just what you need to take your project to the next level.

Are you ready to work towards total communication and self-acceptance? If so, reach out today to schedule an appointment. You can schedule directly via my online portal at northshorecounseling.clientsecure.me

More Info About My Practice

The best way to book your session is via the online portal on my website. You will be able to see available days and times for the next three plus months.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Intimacy issues. Body image issues. Desire issues. Infidelity. Stress management

Services I Provide

  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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