FAQs

Services Offered

Are autism assessments offered?

Yes, Dr. Loftin conducts diagnostic evaluations of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the lifespan (toddler through adult) using best practice measures and expert clinical judgment. 

What about people who do not have ASD?

Many of Dr. Loftin's patients do not have ASD but struggle with similar issues that affect social interaction or communication. Dr. Loftin is trained and licensed in general clinical psychology and is experienced with other issues. If she is not a good match for your needs, she will refer you to an appropriate clinician. 

What types of therapy are available?

For individuals looking to improve their lives, Dr. Loftin offers structured, therapist-directed sessions. She uses a range of approaches, but most sessions are based in cognitive behavioral therapy. Small group therapy may also be a good option for those looking to expand their social skills and practice interacting with new people. Dr. Loftin starts new groups on a quarterly basis. Finally, for families looking for support, parent sessions are often the best approach. Dr. Loftin can tailor a parent intervention plan based on your needs.

What kind of consultations are offered?

Dr. Loftin works with a variety of organizations that offer services and support to people with ASD, including schools, adult employment settings, and transition programs.  She offers training in particular topics related to ASD, as well as program evaluation and consultative support. Dr. Loftin is also available for educational and psychological consultation. Consultation may involve parent education, evaluation of treatment plans, goal-setting, coordination with school and therapists, and ensuring that the child is on a positive trajectory. 

What about forensic work?

Dr. Loftin works with people with ASD who are involved in the criminal justice system. Please call Dr. Loftin or visit the Developmental Disabilities Clinic for more information about forensic services. Forensic work is conducted in Chicago and in New Haven, Connecticut. When her schedule permits, Dr. Loftin can also travel to other states to conduct forensic consultation and provide testimony.

Fees & Payment

What is the fee policy?

Services are billed at an hourly rate. Therapy is billed in 15 minute increments (45, 60, and 90 minute sessions).  

Psychological testing fees include time spent in administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. Before testing is initiated you will be provided with an estimate of total time and cost. 

Phone consultations, outside of the initial call and calls related to scheduling, are billed at the hourly rate based on 15 minute increments.

Cash, checks, and credit card payment via Chase QuickPay are accepted forms of payment. 

When will I be charged for my therapy and testing sessions?

For therapy sessions, payment is expected at the time of service or billed monthly based on agreement.

Payment plans are available for evaluations; with testing fees divided into two, three or four payments. The first payment is due at the time of intake and the final payment is due at the feedback session.

Is insurance accepted?

Dr. Loftin is an out of network provider; however, you will receive invoices that can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider to discuss the reimbursement process and rates. 

Other Questions 

What is the cancellation policy?

A minimum of 24-hour notice is required to cancel appointments. Cancellations within 24-hours of the appointment and no-shows will incur a fee.

Can I get medication?

Licensed Clinical Psychologists are not permitted to prescribe medication in the state of Illinois. If a medication evaluation is appropriate,  Dr. Loftin will make a referral to a physician.

Where is the office located, and where should I park?

Dr. Loftin's office is located at 180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street. Several parking garages are located nearby, and the office is conveniently located near public transportation.