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Steadfast Center offers individual and relationship counseling services for people seeking support and healing from recent and past emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, neglect, and other painful experiences.

We understand how these experiences can wound us and impact relationships, work, joyfulness, and fulfillment. They often make it difficult to trust ourselves, and we might feel “broken” and unsure about whether our lives can change in the ways we hope for.

Steadfast Center therapists are specialists in working with anxiety, depression, dissociation, and complex PTSD resulting from relational trauma. As a trauma-informed practice, we seek to understand the origin of these struggles. We view our clients’ symptoms and behaviors with curiosity and compassion, as adaptive ways of coping with circumstances that are overwhelming and dysregulating.

Relational trauma can sometimes result from:

  • Parents/caregivers who struggle with narcissism, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, addictions, anxiety, and depression

  • Abusive, neglectful, or manipulative parents/caregivers or partners

  • Bullying or maltreatment in educational or work environments

  • Other potentially traumatic experiences such as the loss of a relationship, a health crisis, or a major life transition

Our therapists work to repair this trauma by modeling a healthy relationship that values trust, respect, empathy, mutuality, open communication, and accountability. We are committed to creating a therapeutic experience that feels genuine, safe, courageous, and productive.

What outcomes can I hope for?

Clients tell us that through their counseling relationship, they have become less fearful and more joyful. They transform past hurts and feel like they are becoming the best, most authentic version of themselves.


Through our work at Steadfast Center, we know that a consistent and committed healing process often results in:

  • An increased sense of identity, confidence, and self-worth

  • Improved insight, clarity, and decision-making power

  • Greater peace, wisdom, joy, and motivation

  • Healthier, more balanced, and fulfilling intimate relationships

  • More compassionate and supportive parenting/caregiving

  • Having more connection with and caring for other people

  • Knowing what it means to trust and feel like your “best self”

  • Breaking the generational cycle of the impact of trauma on families

Fees and Insurance

Counseling sessions are typically 60 minutes in length at a fee of $185-200/session, with the initial session including assessment at a fee of $225. Fees can be self-pay or billed to insurance.


There may be an option for a self-pay sliding scale fee arrangement, such as with a Steadfast Center intern.


Steadfast Center therapists are in-network with the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (employer-sponsored plans)

  • Christie Clinic Employee Health Plan

  • Health Alliance Medical Plans

  • Humana

  • Immergrun

  • University of Illinois Student Insurance (Student Resources through United Healthcare)

If you plan to use your insurance, please contact your insurance company before beginning counseling to verify benefits.

"No Surprises Act" and Good Faith Estimates

On January 1, 2022 the "No Surprises Act" went into effect, which is designed to provide more information about the costs associated with seeking medical care.


Under this law, people who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much services provided by Steadfast Center are anticipated to cost you out-of-pocket over a 12-month period.

You have a right to receive this estimate in writing at least one business day before you see a provider for a scheduled service (session). You can also ask your provider for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.


If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. It is helpful for any disputes if you save a copy or image of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 1-800-985-3059.

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