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frequently asked questions


who can benefit from counseling?

Seeking mental health counseling isn't just for those suffering from severe mental Illnesses, but for anyone going through hardships and life transition. Whether you have stress in your life, problems with a relationship, or anything else that weighs on your mind, you can benefit from therapy.


Is seeking counseling a sign of weakness?

Nothing could be further from the truth. Getting help with your mental health concerns is not a weakness. Reaching out in the first place takes a lot of strength and willpower on your part. It is natural when seeking help for mental health issues to worry about what others may think of you.


Why should I talk to a counselor?

Life is full of surprises and unforeseen changes that can cause us emotional pain beyond our control. Working with a professional counselor can improve our ability to regain balance, receive un-bias input, and gain new perspective to overcome your challenges.


How long is a counseling session?

Sessions are typically 50 minutes.


where is Panahi Counselnig Located?

We are conveniently located Wheaton Illinois. Our address is: 128 S County Farm Rd, Suite C, Wheaton, IL 60187.


How do I schedule an appointment?

We understand that finding a therapist can be a difficult process. For this reason we have made reaching out easy. Simply fill up the Contact Form providing your basic information for us to reach out. If you prefer to reach out by phone, Call us at (630) 447-8818, If you prefer to Email: ( We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.


How often will I come to therapy?

Typically, counseling starts with the weekly meetings until your therapist get to know you and formulate solid therapy goals together. We usually tell our clients, "this is your therapy and you get to choose how often we should meet". If a client is in crisis, then we suggest meeting weekly until things become stable. Once the crisis is resolved, we move to bi-weekly or even once a month. Therapy is not forever and we all need moments of help and reflection.


What happens in the counseling session?

In the initial session the main focus of the therapy is building trust, safety, and helping your therapist with some basic information about what brings you to therapy. This process will help the therapist come up with a collaborative therapy goal for future sessions. The following sessions will start with the client sharing about what has been happening since the last session and issues needing further discussion. We typically start the session by asking our clients if there is anything they would like to talk about. How are they doing with their therapy goals?


What if I don't want to talk about a certain topic?

Therapy space is meant to be safe and judgment-free zone. We never force our clients to talk about a topic they don't feel comfortable processing. You can just tell us, "I am not ready to discuss it at the moment".


Do you take insurance?

Presently we are in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blues Shield (PPO), and Cigna Behavioral Health. Clients also use their HSA Card or pay out-of-pocket for their session. See full description about insurance by clicking on the question.


Fees and Cancelation Policy

Fee: $175 for initial session and $150 the following sessions. Your insurance may require you to pay for your sessions until meeting your deductible. Late Cancelation made less than 24 hours' notice, but prior to the start of the session incur a $100 late cancelation fee. No-show or cancellation made after the start of the session incur $100.

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