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Mary Ann Fosco, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

PO Box 101
Downers Grove, IL  60515-0101


Counseling Services 

  • Improve your relationship with self and others

  • Empower yourself
    Overcome obstacles

  • Balance personal/ professional life goals

  • Anxiety
    Mild Depression

  • Co-dependency

  • Binge-Compulsive Eaters

  • Substance abuse/ addictions

  • EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

  • Tele-Counseling

Couples Counseling
Developing practical skills to improve your relationship

  • PAIRS Training- Practical Application of Intimate
    Relationship Skills
    - Communication
    - Negotiating    

    - Building trust in 

  • Prepare and Enrich

Group Services

  • Psycho-educational  

  • Women's issues

  • Binge/Compulsive Eaters

Group Presentations

  • Civic

  • Community

  • Business Organizations 


Creating A Safe Harbor For Change

Frequently Asked Questions

This section is designed to help answer some of the common questions that clients have prior to starting counseling. Information is subject to change.

  • How long is therapy?
    Counseling can be brief, short-term or long-term depending on the client’s needs. 

  • How long is each individual session?
    Sessions are typically 45 minutes each.  

  • What If my session takes longer than 45 minutes?
    Longer sessions are pro-rated based on the 45 minute fee. 

  • How long are couples sessions?
    Couples sessions are generally 50 minutes.  Longer sessions are pro-rated based on the 50 minute fee. 

  • What are phone sessions?
    Some clients want to talk to Mary Ann between sessions.  You are free to call any time.  You will be charged according to the length of the session.   

  • When would a client do a phone session?
    -in between sessions.
    -when they cannot make it to the office.
    -when they move out of town.
    -when they are traveling.
    -when an alternative to an office session is necessary.

  • What is your cancellation policy?
    For all services, clients are asked to give 24 hours cancellation notice or they will be charged. If a client is late for an appointment, they will still be charged for the full session.

  • When is payment due?
    Full payment is due at time of session.


  • Do you take insurance?
    Insurance coverage is accepted under the following guidelines:


    My credentials are: MS, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), and NCC (National Counselor Certification).

    Your insurance is a contract between you, your employer and the insurance company. I am not a party to that contract unless I am a preferred provider with your insurance company. My requirement is payment in full at the time of your session, and that you be reimbursed by your insurance company.

    My fees are generally considered to fall within the acceptable range by most companies, and therefore are covered up to the maximum allowance determined by each carrier.

    We accept health insurance coverage and participate in most PPO programs including but not limited to: Aetna Behavioral Health, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield/Unicare/HealthLink, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, Managed Health Network, United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health and Value Options. Please contact us if you do not see your insurance company listed.

    Not all services are covered benefits. Please check your policy to determine coverage. NOTE: While filing of insurance claims is a courtesy that I extend to my clients, all charges are your responsibility from the date services are started.  After initially contacting Mary Ann, and if you are planning to use insurance, please contact Medical Billing Advocates at (773) 433-3838 in order to process your insurance claim.

    My credentials are: MS, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor), CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), and NCC (National Counselor Certification).

  • What is the best way to reach Mary Ann?
    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (630) 969-5339

  • What does LCPC stand for?
    Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • What does NCC stand for?
    National Counselor Certification

  • What does CADC stand for?
    Certified Addiction & Drug Counselor

  • What does EMDR stand for?
    Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing