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DR. Michael Shery, clinical psychology

  2615 Three Oaks Rd, Ste 2A, Cary, IL 60013 847 275 8236 (24 Hrs);




“Since 1976, state-of-the-art counseling which treats the problem, not just the symptom…”






 Doctoral degree: University of Southern California, 1975






         Referrals accepted from Alexian Brothers, Good Shepherd, Centegra, Loyola, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and the Mayo Clinic hospitals and physicians.




Counseling, Therapy and

Expert Evaluations for: 



Anxiety - Depression -Marriage -Adolescent-  

- ADHD - Alcohol -Substance Abuse -Anger - Fitness for Duty - Disability -Adoption - Weight Loss Surgery 






Questions? Call Dr Mike NOW:


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 ACRS Services are Covered by Humana



We take care of all the details for you:  To make an appointment for our Cary office, in the southern Mchenry and northern Kane County area, click here:  New Patient Registration  or to learn more about the psychological services we provide call us at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).



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Humana: Consumer Rights and Responsibilities



 As a Humana plan member you have certain rights and responsibilities when being treated by

Humana-contracted physicians. The rights and responsibilities statement reminds members and

physicians of their complementary roles in maintaining a productive relationship.


Humana plan members have the right to:


Be provided with information about your Humana health plan, its services and benefits, its

providers, and your rights and responsibilities as a member


Choose your primary care physician from our network of affiliated physicians and to change

to another primary care physician in the Humana network (For HMO plan members only)


Privacy and confidentiality regarding your medical care and records. Records pertaining to

your health care will not be released without your or your authorized representative’s written

permission, except as required by law


Discuss your medical record with your physician and receive, upon request, a copy of

that record


Be informed of your diagnosis, treatment choices, including non-treatment, and prognosis in

terms you can reasonably expect to understand, and to participate in decision-making about

your health care and treatment plan


Have a candid discussion with your practitioner about appropriate or medically necessary

treatment options for your conditions, regardless of cost or benefit coverage


Expect reasonable access to medically necessary health care services, regardless of race, national

origin, religion, physical abilities, or source payment


File a formal complaint, as outlined in the plan’s grievance procedure, and expect a response to

that complaint within a reasonable period of time


Be treated with courtesy and respect, with appreciation for your dignity and protection of your

right to privacy


Make recommendations regarding the plan’s “rights and responsibilities” policies

Receive Humana’s “Notice of Privacy Practices”


Expect your personal information to be kept secure and used appropriately for payment and

health plan operations


Expect Humana to adhere to all privacy and confidentiality policies and procedures


Expect the following activities concerning your personal information –


Request an accounting of disclosures of personal health information for reasons outside of

payment and health plan operations


Receive an authorization form for any proposed use of your personal health information

outside of routine payment and health plan operations


Request an alternate form of communication of personal health information if the release of

a portion or all of the information could endanger life or health


Right to complain regarding an alleged breach of privacy


Right to agree or object regarding Humana’s intent to release your personal information

outside of payment or health plan operations


Right to request an amendment or correction of your personal information to a designated

record created by Humana

Member Rights and Responsibilities


Right to request access to inspect and copy information


Right to request Humana to restrict the use and disclosure of your personal information and

the right to terminate the restriction request


Humana plan members also have the responsibility to:


Give the Humana plan and your health care provider complete and accurate information

needed to care for you


Read and be aware of all material distributed by the plan explaining policies and procedures

regarding services and benefits


Obtain and carefully consider all information you may need or desire to give informed

consent for a procedure or treatment


Follow the treatment plan agreed on with your health care provider and weigh the potential

consequences of any refusal to observe those instructions or recommendations


Be considerate and cooperative in dealing with the plan providers and respect the rights of

fellow plan members


Schedule appointments, arrive on time for scheduled visits, and notify your health care

provider if you must cancel or be late for a scheduled appointment


Express opinions, concerns, or complaints in a constructive manner


Tell us in writing if you move or change your address or phone number, even if these changes

are only temporary


Pay all copayments or premiums by the date when they are due


Be honest and open with your physician and report unexpected changes in your condition in

a timely fashion


Follow health care facility rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct


Carry your Humana identification card with you at all times and use it while enrolled in the

Humana plan

GHC-19165 11/05





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For an appointment call 1-847-275-8236 or go to>New Patient Registration



Presented by:


Dr. Mike Shery who is the director of ACRS and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has practiced clinical psychology for approximately 24 years and is affiliated with almost all health plans, including: ValueOptions, Medicare, Cigna, Cigna Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Aetna, First Health, Healthstar, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, ComPsych, Magellan Health, HFN, Tricare, Humana, most union local plans, most school district plans, Unicare, ChoiceCare, CAPP, Multiplan, PPONext, Private Health Care Systems, Humana-Military, Mental Health Network, Managed Health Network, United Behavioral Health and Beech Street.


He is board certified as a specialist in professional counseling by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy He a member of the American Counseling Association.


The office is located in Cary, IL, near Crystal Lake and Algonquin, in northern Kane County and in southern McHenry County. In select cases, phone consultations are available for those who don’t live locally> Telephone Counseling.


To make an appointment>New Patient Registration  or to learn more about the psychological services he provides call him at 1-847-275-8236 (24 Hrs).




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Services for:

Panic Disorder

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Addiction Counseling

Adult ADHD Treatment

Anger Counseling Management

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment

Counseling Management Stress

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Management

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Centegra Horizons

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Marital Counseling

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Psychiatric Medication

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Social Security Disability

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Richmond, IL: Counselors-Psychologists
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In-Office Services are located in Cary, Illinois and are convenient if you're coming from: 

  • Algonquin,
  • Northern Kane County, Illinois
  • Cary,
  • Crystal Lake,
  • Lake-in-the-Hills,
  • Barrington,
  • Elgin,
  • Dundee,
  • Gilberts,
  • Fox River Grove,
  • McHenry 
  • Southern McHenry County Illinois



Depression treatment

Couple counseling

Family and Marriage Counselor

Counseling Therapy

Counseling Services

Counselor Marriage 

Depression Treatment Center 

Divorce Counseling

Adolescent Counseling

Drug Abuse Treatment

Child ADHD Treatment

Drug Addiction Counseling

Eating Disorder Treatment 

Family Counseling

Drug Counselor

Relationship Counseling

Family Counselor

Family Psychiatric Treatment



Bipolar Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

ADHD Treatment

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Pre-Marriage Counseling

Pre-Marital Counseling

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Behavioral Medicine

Personality Testing

ADHD Testing

Counselor Psychotherapist

Partial Hospitalization

Drug Treatment Program

Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Therapy

Bereavement Counseling

Grief and Loss

Geriatric Psychotherapy

Geriatric Psychology

Geriatric Psychiatry


More Services:

Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder

Alcoholism Treatment

Psychological Counseling

Psychiatric Treatment

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy