Based in downtown Chicago, Cornerstone also schedules counseling sessions at several satellite locations, including one evening per week in our church office building (5241 N. Ashland) in Andersonville.
First Free is not affiliated with Cornerstone, but we are glad to make satellite office space available to them as a church partner.
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
Call Cornerstone at (312) 573–8860, or make your request online.
Note: All communication regarding scheduling or the need to cancel an appointment is handled through Cornerstone at the number listed above. Make sure to inform Cornerstone staff which location you wish to receive counseling.
COUNSELING AVAILABILITY at Andersonville Location
Updated November 2019
Wednesdays, 5241 N. Ashland Ave (First Free’s main office)
The office is located just south of the church building, marked with a teal awning. Please ring the buzzer for entry.
Cornerstone Counseling Center of Chicago provides exceptional counseling and personal development services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families from a faith-based perspective. We would love to work with you to find a counselor well-suited to talk with you about your life situation.
Our therapists incorporate cutting edge tools into their work with clients and every client receives individualized care based on their needs and goals. In addition to individual, family, and couples counseling, CCCOC partners with schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations through counseling, seminars, and consultation.CCCOC website >>
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is a counseling session and how often will I meet with a therapist?
Counseling sessions are between 50 and 55 minutes long and the vast majority of clients meet with their therapist once per week. You are not required to meet at the same time/day each week, however many of our clients find it most convenient to arrange consistent sessions with their therapist.
How much does counseling cost?
Our standard fees for a 50 minute counseling session are $180 – $200 for a therapist with a Doctoral degree and $150 for a therapist with a Masters degree. However, counseling sessions are often covered by insurance. Cornerstone is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and AETNA PPO policies. Most other insurance providers offer some out-of-network benefits, though the coverage is usually less than it would be for an in-network provider. For any HMO policy, a client would need to obtain a referral from their Primary Care Physician, and CCCOC is happy to assist with that process. Please note that at this time, Cornerstone does not accept any type of public aid, including Medicare or Medicaid.
What if I don’t have insurance that covers mental health care?
If a client does not have insurance and or demonstrates financial need, he or she may be eligible for our CAPS program. If interested in learning more about our CAPS program, please contact our main office and request for more information. Our CAPS program is based on a sliding fee scale and an application must be completed to be considered for the program.
About the Clinician
Primary Areas of Care: : Emerging adults, adults, spiritual integration, identity concerns, depression, anxiety
Her availability: Main Office & Andersonville
Andrene has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with various presenting problems. She enjoys working with emerging adults most of all because she likes being a part of their journey as they transition from adolescence to adulthood and continue to figure out who they are. In addition, Andrene is passionate about addressing matters pertaining to faith, religion and/or spirituality and often integrates faith and psychology in her work with clients if they so desire. She has also led an anger management group for teens and co-led a parenting group and process group and values the interpersonal dynamics at play in group psychotherapy settings. Andrene believes that group therapy works well for a lot of individuals and can be a source of support and normalization for clients. Andrene usually operates from a cognitive behavioral approach and she takes into consideration the relational dynamic between the therapist and client in the room as well as the clients’ relationships in and outside of therapy.
Andrene currently has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and has been working in the mental health field for almost eight years. She is Cornerstone’s Doctoral Fellow and is currently working on completing a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry and a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in June 2019. In her spare time, Andrene enjoys spending time with people and attending various social events. She also loves to watch one of her many preferred television shows or listen to music when she wants some alone time.