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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.




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Anxiety - Depression -Marriage -Adolescent-  

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






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ACRS Services are Covered by Humana



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Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 7 million medical members located primarily in 15 states and Puerto Rico. Humana offers coordinated health insurance coverage and related services — through traditional and Internet-based plans — to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals.

Humana has proven over its 43-year history that it embraces change and has seized opportunities that have helped to transform its business.

Today, innovation serves as Humana's growth engine as we transform the company's business to give our customers personalized, actionable health benefits information in real time. With the right blend of product designs and the use of digital technology to achieve administrative simplicity for employer groups, physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, Humana is poised to take advantage of the tremendous opportunity offered by the growth of information technology.

Humana offers coordinated health insurance coverage and related services to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals through:

  • Administrative services products
  • Preferred provider organizations
  • Consumer driven plans
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Government-sponsored plans
  • Plans for U.S. military dependents and retirees  

The company's specialty products — dental, life and disability insurance — complement its core health offerings. Humana provides health benefits and related services to companies ranging from fewer than 10 to tens of thousands of employees.

Humana offers a wide range of products and services designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses, too. Small employers can choose from a broad spectrum of cost-effective health plans. With Humana, small businesses enjoy the convenience of having a single source of employee benefits, along with expert advice to get the most from their benefit dollar.

Many individuals also rely on Humana for insurance coverage. HumanaOne, Humana's 
individual insurance plans, offers consumers lasting value thanks to Humana's experience, nationwide presence and ability to secure cost-saving discounts. HumanaOne insurance plans are  designed to provide the kind of flexible, reliable coverage that consumers are seeking, plus many of the features usually found only in group plans.

Those with Humana coverage have access to hundreds of thousands of doctors across the nation. In fact, Humana's ChoiceCare Network includes more than 320,000 physicians and ancillary care providers in 50 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million PPO members.

Humana provides health benefits choices, including SmartSuite® and SmartExpress® to help employers combat double digit increases in medical costs, and in an effort to keep health benefit coverage affordable. These "Smart" products offer a broad array of health plan selections with appropriate levels of cost sharing and allow employees to choose a plan that best meets their individual health and budget needs:

• SmartSuite is Humana's full replacement health coverage and consumer-directed plan option that offers more smart choices to both employers and employees.
• SmartSuite is a benefit solution that offers a broad array of health plan selections with appropriate levels of cost sharing and allows employees to choose a plan that best meets their individual health and budget needs.
• SmartExpress is a family of health insurance plans designed for businesses with 2 to 299 employees that want to better control and predict health care costs.

E-business is transforming Humana's business model
Humana continues to receive accolades for its online, self-service capabilities it provides to its customers. Humana has been recognized for its leadership in and commitment to e-business solutions through technological, procedural and organizational innovation. Humana's e-business approach focuses on meeting the changing information needs for all its stakeholder groups with an emphasis on creating informed health care consumers

  • The Health Plan Wizard guides members as they select from the various plan options for Humana's Smart products. This online tool helps members evaluate tradeoffs between possible expenditures such as copayments and monthly premium amounts. The Wizard asks questions about health care needs and financial status and provides consumers with a side-by-side comparison of plan options to help them select a plan based on their needs.
  • PlanProfessorsm, a comprehensive, ongoing employee communication program that includes newsletters, Web content and direct mail pieces for employers to use in educating employees to become active participants in health benefits decisions.
  • MyHumana is a secured personal home page that allows members to consolidate information, set preferences and drive all health benefit transactions through one location.
  • Maximize Your Benefit provides information about pharmacy benefits. Sometimes Humana members purchase a prescription when a less expensive cost option with the same medical effectiveness is available. In that case, Humana sends letters, secured e-mails or voicemails to inform the member of potential savings to them and encourages them to talk with their physician about their prescription options. This empowers members to decide which drug best meets their needs.
  • Rx Calculator — a web-based tool designed to help members project what their pharmacy costs will be and make a pharmacy benefit plan decision based on their budgetary and medical needs.

To address the vital concerns of privacy and security, we make use of a range of internationally accepted and industry standard security measures including encryption, distinct validation and control centers (also known as firewalls) and much more. In addition, the Humana system is regularly subjected to stringent security reviews and penetration tests by independent firms.

Enhancing our members' health care experience
Humana's innovative wellness and chronic disease intervention programs have received national recognition inside and outside the health care industry — programs such as End Stage Renal Disease, Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes.

Humana takes its members' health very seriously. The company puts extensive energy and resources into providing access to services that seek to help people get well and prevent them from getting sick in the first place.

Our Personal Nursesm service provides guidance to information and tools that can help members understand their health care options, take control of their health needs, and get the most from their plan benefits.

Accredited Health Plans
Humana has received accreditation for its HMO plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Accreditation Healthcare Commission/ Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (AAHC/URAC). Humana continues to maintain accreditation in select markets through both NCQA and AAHC/URAC. For accreditation information about a Humana health plan in your area, contact your local Humana office.




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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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Listed in the provider directories of:


Aetna Behavioral Health




Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO


United Health

United Behavioral Health

Cigna Behavioral Health

PPO Next

Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)



First Health




Beech Street



Union Local plans

School District plans


Preferred Mental Health Management (PMHM)

Mental Health Network (MHN)

Magellan Health





the Mental Health Provider Directory

the Provider Directory

Most Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

All Motor Vehicle Insurers (for auto accident trauma)

All Workers Comp Programs (for work injuries)

and many more...


Services for:

Panic Disorder

Post-Concussion Syndrome


Addiction Counseling

Adult ADHD Treatment

Anger Counseling Management

Anorexia Bulimia Treatment

Counseling Management Stress

Anorexia Nervosa Treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety Management

Stress Management

Anxiety Depression Treatment Center

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Suicide Prevention

Center for Psychotherapy

Center for Counseling Services

Child and Family Counseling

Counseling Marriage

Centegra Horizons

Horizons Behavioral Health

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health

Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Treatment Center

Marital Counseling

Online Phone Counseling

Phone Counseling

Psychological Test

Teen Counseling


Psychiatric Medication

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory


Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation

Victim of Malpractice

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Cary, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
Dundee, East or West, IL: Psychologists and Counselors
Fox River Grove: Directory of Psychologist-Counselors
Huntley: Counselors-Psychologists
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Lake Zurich, IL: List of Counselors and Psychologists
McHenry, IL: Counselor Directory and Town History
Richmond, IL: Counselors-Psychologists
Wauconda, IL: Directory of Counselors-Psychologists
Woodstock: List of Counselors and Psychologists
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Miscellaneous Mental Health and Counseling Articles
Psychological Assessments for Law Practices
The Psychiatric Disability Office
Psychological and Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
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Up-to-the-Minute News
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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