It is a sign of strength to seek out support in stressful or difficult times and we thank you for taking the first step by contacting us. 

(312) 880-9349

1300 W. Belmont Ave.
Suite #10
Chicago, IL 60657

General Inquiries &
Speaking Engagements



When you arrive for your appointment, you can enter the building on Belmont. This door is locked, so you will either need to enter a code (which you may get from Dr. McGowan or Dr. Trauthwein) or buzz suite 10 to be granted access. When you enter the building, you will see a door on your left and a sign for Lakeview Psychology Group. 


New Clients

To provide Lakeview Psychology Group with the basic registration information needed before we schedule your first appointment please call and speak to our intake clinician. When you contact our intake clinician, please have all you health insurance information available. Once your intake information has been processed, Dr. McGowan or Dr. Trauthwein will contact you within 24 hours to set up your first visit.

For your first appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early. You will find your paperwork on the file holder outside the office door. Some of the forms may be downloaded from this website prior to your appointment and you may save time by filling out these forms before your session. Please bring a photo ID, your insurance card, a credit card to place on file, and any paperwork you have completed. You may be seated in the waiting area, across from our office, until your appointment time

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that information sent over the internet is not confidential and e-mail is not a secure form of communication. Therefore, you may choose to limit the disclosure of sensitive information until we speak on the phone. A phone consultation is required prior to scheduling an appointment. Filling out this form, sending an e-mail or placing a call does not imply a therapist-client relationship.

Insurance and Payments

Dr. McGowan is an in-network provider for Illinois Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO. If another carrier insures you, your health insurance may cover a portion of her services as an Out of Network Provider. Lakeview Psychology Group is happy to provide you with an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company for partial or full reimbursement, and to help walk you through this process should you need our assistance.

Lakeview Psychology Group accepts cash or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover). Payment is due at the time of service.