InTouch & Motion

InTouch & Motion

Illinois Accepting Online
Ravenswood Not Accepting In-person
Old Irving Park Accepting In-person
Updated September 3, 2021

InTouch & Motion is a creative arts therapy practice in Chicago, IL whose providers offer individual therapy for adults, children, and adolescents as well as couples, family, and group therapy sessions. We offer our support in English, Polish, Japanese, and American Sign Language.

Our goal is to create an environment in which you can explore your process to growth beyond just words, and get in touch with all aspects of yourself using the creative process as the in-road to healing. We express ourselves and experience our world in ways that language can not fully articulate. Insight comes in many forms, and we create an environment that facilitates options an opportunities to dive in a bit deeper and use both your mind and body as resources in relieving your pain and connecting to hope, joy, and ability to thrive.

COVID-19 Update: InTouch & Motion is offering in-person and telehealth therapy sessions at this time.

Briana  Aldave
Briana Aldave

Master of Arts, MA

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)

Sondra  Malling
Sondra Malling

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)

Rachel  Epley
Rachel Epley

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT)

Jacqueline  Swietochowski
Jacqueline Swietochowski

Registered Art Therapist, ATR

Sara  Heidbreder
Sara Heidbreder

Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Jordan  Ferranto
Jordan Ferranto

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist


About

What services does your practice offer?

InTouch & Motion is a creative arts therapy practice in the Old Irving Park and Ravenswood areas of Chicago. We offer individual therapy for adults, children, and adolescents as well as couples, family, and group therapy sessions.

In addition to traditional counseling, as creative arts therapists we focus on the creative process - in mind, body, and spirit - and how creative thinking, art making, movement, sound, breath, and other mindful practices can support your growth and healing. We offer dance/movement therapy, art therapy, heart-centered hypnotherapy, and past life regression.

What are your practice's specialties?

Many of our clients come in when stress has reached a breaking point, whether it’s due to the reemergence of traumatic past events, significant life changes, burnout at work, or loss of creativity and motivation. Stressful moments play out across the landscape of the body and mind; by learning to tune into physical cues and sensations, clients calm overwhelming emotions and move in the direction of positive change. Stress is complicated, confusing, and often difficult to articulate. Using creativity and art making can help make emotions more visible and bring new insights, while helping you understand them or communicate about them with your partner or family. If you seek to learn how to accept or express parts of yourself or your experience, this is the space for you. Curious? Want to know more? Schedule a call for a free consultation and lets see if your journey begins here.

Why should I choose your practice?

At InTouch & Motion, we know that talking about it isn't enough. Connecting to all aspects of your experience - mind, body, and spirit - can support you in gaining insight, finding balance, and feeling joy again.

How does payment work at your practice?

At InTouch & Motion, we are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and Blue Choice PPO plans. We also will submit claims directly to both in and out-of-network plans for you. Our fees range from $140-$185 depending on the provider and service offered. Group therapy is available and ranges from $30-$60 per session. We are happy to assist you in understanding your insurance's estimate of benefits.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Sexual trauma - Coping and healing after traumatic sexual experiences

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Existential crises - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Mindfulness practices - Integrating present moment awareness as a tool that allows people to disengage from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. The therapist teaches the practice of present moment awareness through non-judgmental observation of the mind and body




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Initial session: $185 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

InTouch & Motion's therapy fees vary depending on provider.

Sessions with Amanda Mitchell, Sondra Malling, or Jennifer Bacani:
Intake session - $185 (55min)
Ongoing sessions - $160 (55min)

Sessions with Jaqueline Swietochowski, Julie Brannen, or Amy Goldbeck:
Intake session - $165 (55min)
Ongoing sessions - $140 (55min)

InTouch & Motion offers complimentary direct billing for insurance clients.


Location(s)

Old Irving Park practice
4028 Illinois 19, Loft B, Chicago, Illinois 60641
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 10:00am-9:00pm

Ravenswood practice
4001 North Ravenswood Avenue, Unit 204, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am-5:00pm

Languages

American Sign Language

English

Polish


Therapy Groups

InTouch & Motion
Expecting and New Mother's Support Group

Connect with other mothers and mothers-to-be while learning skills and resources to help you manage life as a new mom in these unique and challenging times.

InTouch & Motion
Resilient Remembrance: A Sexual Trauma Support Group

Learn how to manage triggers, cope with feelings of vulnerability, and challenge difficulties talking about or expressing your experiences in this 6-week therapy group designed for individuals who have experienced sexual trauma.