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Psychological Services for Autism

ACCESS at Anixter Center
2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-5277
Cook County
A comprehensive primary health care facility that provides coordinated medical, psychiatric and psychological outpatient services to adults with autism in the Chicago area.
Ages: 18 years and up.
Private and public insurance accepted.
One- to three-week wait list.

Advanced Behavioral Solutions
953 N. Plum Grove Road, Suite B
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-9001
Cook County
email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations to clarify diagnosis to determine the parameters of one's functioning (e.g. intelligence and learning difficulties), and inform treatment/service planning. Facility offers testing in several domains relevant to psychological functioning including personality, emotional, behavioral, intellectual, academic and neuropsychological assessment measures. They customize a testing battery on the basis of issues presented and goals of the evaluation, conduct the assessment, gather other relevant data, synthesize and interpret data, write a comprehensive report with specific recommendations to remediate any identified problems, and hold a feedback session to clarify results.
Ages: 2 years and up.
Cost for intake/assessment: $280 (full record review).
Cost for testing: varies.
No wait list.

Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital
Department of Developmental Pediatrics
Deana Khoshaba, PsyD
1675 W. Dempster St.
Yacktman Pavilion, third floor
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-9519
Cook County
Provides diagnostic assessments, including measures to assess for autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Ages: 2-21.
Private insurance accepted.
Current wait list.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology Service Dept.

Kris Umfress, PhD
1675 Dempster St., Y2108
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-6192
Cook County
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.
Ages: 3-18.
Most insurance accepted.
Two- to three-month wait list.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Cliff Saper, PhD
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 755-8046
Cook County
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.
Ages: 18 months to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Three-week wait list.

Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center
Alexian Brothers Medical Plaza
1786 Moon Lake Blvd., Suite 202
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Cook County
This center provides individual therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.
Valerie Luxon, PsyD sees young children, adolescents and adults with ASD and also works with other diagnoses.
Ages: 5-65.
Cost: free therapy service for low income families.
For more information and to see if you child qualifies contact:
Brianne Lukowski, PsyD
(847) 755-8536 or
email: brianne.lukowski@alexian.net

Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute
Amy V. Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Jill Dorflinger, PhD
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 610
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 755-8046
Cook County
email: amy.davis@alexian.net
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control.
Ages: 18 months to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Davis: Three-month wait list.
Dorflinger: Six-week wait list. Cancellation wait list recommended.

Michael S. Appleby, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 211
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-0211
Cook County
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Wait list varies.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
Provides in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps. Beckman specializes in assistive technology (e.g. text-to-speech; voice recognition).
Ages: birth and up.
Insurance not accepted. Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $200 (60 minutes); $180 (45 minutes).
No wait list.

BrainTree Neuropsychological Services
Mona Stepansky, PhD, ABPP-CN and Courtenay Ainsworth, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologists
1101 Lake St., Suite 306
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-3771
Cook County
email: monastepansky@gmail.com
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that will render a diagnosis of autism and/or common differential diagnoses. The evaluation includes a school observation, parent intake, 2-3 days of testing, and direct feedback session with the family. Each child with autism presents with varied cognitive strengths and weaknesses, so the evaluation will provide individualized recommendations for the child in the school setting and for private therapies as needed (the clinicians are also available to attend 504 or IEP meetings).
Ages: 2-21.
No insurance accepted, but will assist families in submitting to their insurance company.
No wait list.

Burkhardt Services and Neurohealth Associates
Reid Schwartz, PhD
60 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 917-0755
Cook County

Second location:
477 E. Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
DuPage County
email: reidmschwartz@gmail.com
Provides neuropsychological testing/independent evaluations for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD and spectrum assessments.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: testing based on individual needs.
Two-week wait list for Lombard location.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
Provides consultation, evaluation and treatment services by a clinical developmental psychologist to help children and families affected by autism and other developmental challenges.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Allison Lobel, PsyD
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2342
DuPage County
email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to address the developmental, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of the child and family.
Ages: 2 and up.
Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Chicago Children's Clinic, LLC
Robert Daniels, PhD
1731 N. Marcey St., Ste. 505, Chicago, IL 60614
10024 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 222, Skokie, IL 60077
778 Frontage Road, Suite 123, Northfield, IL 60093
(312) 587-1742
Cook County
email: rdaniels@chicagochildrensclinic.com
Provides assessments and expert testimony in legal proceedings.
Ages: 6 months to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted. Most PPOs receive some reimbursement; however, payment is due at time of service. Claims are filed on patients' behalf.
Cost: $330 (hourly rate at PhD level).
Cost: $75-$200 (hourly rate at MA level).Sliding fee scale available.
Four-week wait list.

Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.
Michael J. Frey, PhD
Kelly Grandt-Dudle, PsyD
John P. Frampton, PsyD
Jennifer M. Stein, PhD
Carrie Gottainer, PsyD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 632-0334
Cook County
email: shrinkcps@aol.com
Provides diagnostic assessment and testing based on individual patient needs.
Ages: 3-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Nichole Dawson, PhD
Pediatric neuropsychologist
40 S. Clay St., Suite 204W
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 789-0423, ext. 1
DuPage County
email: nldawsonphd@comcast.net
Provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. Expertise in assessment and treatment planning for autism spectrum and related disorders, including education and advocacy support for parents for IEP development.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: varies based upon services provided.
Wait list varies.

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region
Autism Diagnostic Clinic
830 S. Addison Ave.
Villa Park, IL, 60181
(630) 620-4433
Primarily DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties, but no restrictions
Provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities for individuals from early childhood through early adolescence.
Insurance accepted.
Cost: evaluation begins with $500 family fee.
No wait list.

Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC
1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-7890
DuPage County 

Second location:
14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 112
Plainfield, IL 60544
(630) 428-7890
Will County
Provides assessments for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Other services include neurological testing, educational testing, achievement testing, projective/emotional testing and treatment planning.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC
Home- or community-based assessments.
(877) 947-7924
Serving Counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services.
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $1,500-$4,200 (for diagnostics and/or psychoeducational testing).
No wait list.

Jennifer Gorski, PhD
1103 Westgate, Suite 205
Oak Park, IL 60301
(773) 904-0425
Cook County
e-mail: jgorskiphd@gmail.com
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.
Ages: toddler through adulthood.
Insurance not accepted, sliding fee schedule available.
Cost: varies depending on service provided.
No wait list.

Jewish Child and Family Services
Elaine Kersten
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4379
Cook County
Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Private insurance accepted.
Short wait list.

Ruth Kraus, PhD
950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0595
Cook County
Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. Also provides treatment therapy for children and adolescents with Asperger's disorder.
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $225 (hourly rate).
Six- to eight-week wait list.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc
Dinah Kotthoff
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196
Serving: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook Counties.
email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services, which takes place over the course of five sessions over four to six weeks.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $2,650 (approximately).
No wait list.

Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Century Medical Park
Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski, PsyD
16001 S. 108th Ave., Suite 2
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 403-9000
Cook County
email: ndcbrain@aol.com
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $400 (initial visit).
Four-week wait list.

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
Rebecca Nelson, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist
Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Cook County
(847) 570-2208
Ages: 6 months to 5 years
Provides diagnostic services, including infant and young child developmental assessment for at at-risk populations (e.g., prematurity and other pre or perinatal conditions or injuries), pre- and post-adoption consultation and assessment, assessment of school readiness, early learning or cognitive challenge, developmental delay, speech and language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, mixed developmental disorders, other atypical development concerns, and early intervention or other therapies and early childhood special education review and planning specific for an individual child’s needs.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Wait List: varies, typically one month.

Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm
Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
1979 N. Mill St., Suite 202
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 428-2344
DuPage County
Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments.
Ages: 5-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Rush University Medical Center
Autism Assessment, Research, & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rachel Loftin, PhD
Westgate Building
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 563-6637
Cook County
Provides comprehensive evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorder and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: evaluation begins at $3,000.
Possible wait list.

Rush University Medical Center
Michael N. Nelson, PhD
Child psychology
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Suite 245
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-6656
Cook County
Special interests and programs include: neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive assessment, neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, assessment of school readiness, learning disabilities, assessment, special procedures, intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment and neurodevelopmental assessment.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Sinha Clinic
1400 Lincoln Highway, Suite C
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 762-9606
Kane County
Provides diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing (full battery, TOVA only, TOVA with trials).
Ages: 5-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-3240
Cook County
Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center
Katie Decker
13318 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-4273
Will County
email: kdecker@trinity-services.org
Provides a two-day comprehensive diagnostic testing to help families understand their child's strengths and deficits and will assist in future planning.
Ages: 2-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Sliding scale fee available
Four-month wait list.

University of Illinois Institute of Disability and Human Development Family Clinic
Fredricka Theus, PsyD
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490
Cook County
Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale for uninsured families.
Three- to six-month wait list.

University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-4624
Cook County
email: lroth@psych.uic.edu 
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: evaluation begins at $2,800-$3,600.
Six-month wait list.