The Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC is now scheduling IADC® sessions with Dr. Botkin in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The sessions are conducted on both Saturday and Sunday. You must attend both sessions. The first session is 90 minutes and the second session can go from 30 minutes to another 90 minutes. The fee is $280 an hour, so the total cost generally runs from $560 to $840. The fee is to be paid at the completion of the second session. Dr. Botkin does not take insurance, but if you wish to file a claim with your insurance company on your own, Dr. Botkin will provide you with all of the necessary information.
IADC® therapy is not appropriate for everyone. A small percentage of people are not appropriate. Dr. Botkin only accepts clients for whom an excellent outcome is very likely. If you are interested, call 847-680-0279 any Tuesday between 10 am and noon CST, and Dr. Botkin will do a brief screening with you and provide you with all the travel information you will need.
Dr. Botkin will take you through the IADC® procedure to address your grief and/or trauma. The procedure works equally well for victims of fear based traumas (e.g. abuse) in which there was no death. In these cases, however, an ADC experience is much less likely. When the grief issue or trauma is based on the death of another person, the likelihood of an ADC experience is about 75%. Even in grief cases when there is no ADC experience, or when the trauma is based on fear or terror, the likelihood of significant relief is excellent. The only requirement is that the client is both able and willing to address and access these core emotional issues while in session.
We recommend that you do not plan on other activities after the first session. Most people feel rather tired. Even Chicago area people often chose to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites (1400 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, IL, 60059; 847-478-1400) on Saturday night. The Hampton Inn is right next to Dr. Botkin’s office. The address of Dr. Botkin’s office is 250 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire, IL, 60069.
For clients traveling from out of state, it is advised that you fly into O’Hare on a Friday, and call American Taxi (847-255-9614) when you arrive. The hotel and Dr. Botkin’s office is located in a very nice area that includes excellent restaurants and movie theaters, all within a short walking distance. You can plan a flight out of O’Hare mid to late afternoon on Sunday.
Please feel free to call or email if you have questions. Also keep in mind that this web site lists IADC® trained therapists who may be much closer to you. Go to the Trained Therapist section to obtain contact information for these therapists.