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Joyce Marter, MA

Joyce Marter, MA


Counseling, Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe that seeking psychotherapy is healthy and proactive and that we could all benefit from therapy or counseling at different points in our lives. I ..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Chicago, IL 60601

Joyce Marter, MA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00877

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Claire Arene, MSW, LCSW

Claire Arene, MSW, LCSW


Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My practice is established on christian principles, and predominantly focused on helping individuals and couples; including families, experiencing relation..." read more

Waukegan, IL 60085

Chicago, IL 60601

Claire Arene, MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01594

Christy Lincoln, LCPC

Christy Lincoln, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Do you want to feel better? I can help. You intuitively know what you need to do. I can provide proven, solution-focused techniques to help you get there...." read more

Chicago, IL 60657

Christy Lincoln, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00287

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April K Robinson, M.A., LCPC

April K Robinson, M.A., LCPC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Hyde Park Counseling & Therapy is rooted in a wellness model & strength based philosophy. As a therapist,I strive to promote peace & authenticity within th..." read more

Chicago, IL 60615

April K Robinson, M.A., LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11120

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Joan Ferdinand Keleher, MS, LCPC

Joan Ferdinand Keleher, MS, LCPC


Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"All individuals have within themselves the power to heal themselves given a safe, supportive, non-pathologizing therapeutic relationship within which to le..." read more

Wilmette, IL 60091

Chicago, IL 60611

Joan Ferdinand Keleher, MS, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00848

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Nitaya Chawla, PsyD

Nitaya Chawla, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"It takes a lot of strength to take the first step towards knowing that you need to assistance. I am always amazed about the strength of human beings. The t..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Nitaya Chawla, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18377

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Leo Loukas LCPC

Leo Loukas LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"At Chicago Therapy solutions we assist our clients with making change. The process is simple enough; together we set a goal and lay out a directed plan to..." read more

Chicago, IL 60654

Leo Loukas LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14726

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Ryan J. Higgins, LCPC

Ryan J. Higgins, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Therapy can help by addressing the need for support, develop understanding of patterns in thinking and behavior, and begin to build personal resilience to ..." read more

Chicago, IL 60604

Ryan J. Higgins, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05471

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Lise Schiffer, LCSW

Lise Schiffer, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I am a solution-focused therapist with 30 years of experience helping people change their lives. My approach is to listen deeply, conceptualize issues, and..." read more

Chicago, IL 60645

Lise Schiffer, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09733

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Patricia Walker, Ph.D.

Patricia Walker, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FACULTY, INSTRUCTOR IN PSYCHOLOGY ETHICS. Are you a professional who wants to improve your work life..." read more

Chicago, IL 60611

Patricia Walker, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17499

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Lake Michigan touches several cities in the Midwest, but the largest is undoubtedly Chicago. Located at the southern part of the lake, the Windy City is home to over 2.7 million people1. It is part of Cook County and is the 3rd largest city in the country. In addition to the historical and cultural attractions that draw millions to the city every year, visitors come for business as well. Chicago is recognized as a global city and is a leader in commerce, communications, industry, finance, and transportation. It is also known for its famous sports teams, including the Bears, the Bulls, the White Sox, and Wrigley Field’s own Chicago Cubs.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the Illinois Division of Mental Health, 37,600 children in Illinois were treated for severe emotional or mental health disturbances in 2007. Approximately 2% of all children served received care through inpatient facilities, and another 2% received mental health services through community-based services and programs2. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported that 14.8% of adults living in the Chicago metropolitan service area used illicit drugs at some point between 2005 and 2010. During that same time, 4.2% used prescription pain relief for nonmedical purposes. A total of 9.2% of all area adults reported a substance abuse issue, and 6.1% reported having had at least one depressive episode during a 12-month period3.

 

Windy City Provides Wide Safety Net of Mental Health Care
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health provides behavioral health services for all its residents on a community level. In the Chicago area, individuals can receive a wide array of necessary services to address all their mental health needs. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)4 is a comprehensive avenue of care that uses teams of different professionals. These teams take on small caseloads and assume full responsibility for all areas of care for those in their charge. Unlike case management, ACT works to provide treatment and not just oversight to clients in need.

 

Youth living in the metropolitan area are served through the Child and Adolescent Services office which works with state and local providers. Psychiatrists and counselors are available to provide school-based psychological treatment, individual counseling, prevention, intervention, and transition services. Comprehensive Community Service Regions (CCSRs)5 are uniquely dedicated to contract with agencies and providers within specific areas to ensure that services can be delivered to Chicago-area residents. Some of the concerns that can be addressed through CCSRs are substance abuse, mental health, juvenile justice, criminal welfare, and other behavioral or psychological issues.

 

Other basic services provided through the Division of Mental Health include crisis response and intervention, programs for those who are hearing or vision impaired, interventions for children with incarcerated parents, family services, individual therapy, job training, unemployment assistance, rehabilitation, psychosocial support, medication management, training and administration, and others6. The Division of Mental Health works hard to reach all its residents in need and collaborates with community, school, state, and local resources to ensure that every resident can access and receive the care they need.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/popest/about/terms.html

2 Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health. (2013). Illinois Institutional Services for Children with DD, SMI, and SED – Pub. Act 095-0662. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=37256

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Chicago.pdf

4 Illinois Department of Human Services. (2013). Assertive Community Treatment. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30471

5 Illinois Department of Human Services. (2013). Description and Overview of Child & Adolescent Services. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=65224

6 Illinois Department of Human Services. (2013). Types of Mental Health Treatment. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32490