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Dana Bennison, LCPC

Dana Bennison, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I use a strength-based, integrative, and systems-oriented approach to help clients achieve their goals and improve their spiritual, emotional, and psycholo..." read more

Winnetka, IL 60093

Chicago, IL 60606

Dana Bennison, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21192

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Marilyn Morris, LCSW

Marilyn Morris, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I view therapy as a collaborative process between you and me. Together we will talk about why you are seeking therapy and come up with goals and strategies..." read more

Chicago, IL 60657

Northbrook, IL 60062

Marilyn Morris, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14353

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Nicolas Warner, Psy.D.

Nicolas Warner, Psy.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I believe positive change is achieved by attaining insight into the origins of difficulties, by gaining self-awareness, and by learning new patterns of rel..." read more

Chicago, IL 60640

Nicolas Warner, Psy.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15018

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Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Got a lot going on? Looking for a sense of direction? Struggling to know where to turn? Let's get you feeling better! Benefits of counseling include: feeli..." read more

Chicago, IL 60611

Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16062

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Rossana Sierra-Swiech, LCPC

Rossana Sierra-Swiech, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults, Elders

"I have heard others say that the best job one can have is to do what they love doing, and this is what I have done in my life. My passion is to help people..." read more

Chicago, IL 60640

Rossana Sierra-Swiech, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23151

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Tiffany D. Sanders, PhD

Tiffany D. Sanders, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

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

"Dr. Tiffany (as she is affectionately called) is known for her infectious smile that brightens up a room and places individuals and clients at ease. She is..." read more

Chicago, IL 60604

Westchester, IL 60154

Tiffany D. Sanders, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23717

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Jakub Owca, LCPC

Jakub Owca, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you fed up with feeling tired? Do you lack desire, motivation, and drive? Do you experience moments during which you feel empty? Do you crave something..." read more

Chicago, IL 60604

Jakub Owca, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21934

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Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"There are numerous reasons why an individual makes a decision to seek therapy. From my perspective, the key factor in being able to examine your individua..." read more

Chicago, IL 60625

Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19440

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Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D.

Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach to therapy is a product of my personality and philosophy about change. By nature, I am active, involved, and engaged when I interact with peopl..." read more

Chicago, IL 60601

Evanston, IL 60201

Howard S. Farkas, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10498

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Melinda Berry MSW, LCSW

Melinda Berry MSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"My goal is to help you achieve your greatest potential. Everyone is unique, has their own way of experiencing and interacting with the world around them, ..." read more

Chicago, IL 60602

Melinda Berry MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20036

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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