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Judith Bobbe, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C., A.T.R.

Judith Bobbe, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C., A.T.R.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work

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

"I am a highly experienced and compassionate therapist, prepared to meet your needs, whether in a time of immediate crisis or while working on long term cha..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Judith Bobbe, L.C.S.W., C.A.D.C., A.T.R. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02612

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Erin Liebman, M.ED, ED.S, NCC NCSP

Erin Liebman, M.ED, ED.S, NCC NCSP

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens

"Is your child struggling with the following: ADHD, executive functioning, low self-esteem, friendships, academic achievement, coping skills, or behavior re..." read more

Chicago, IL 60657

Erin Liebman, M.ED, ED.S, NCC NCSP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17766

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Ritamaria Laird MA, LCPC, NCC

Ritamaria Laird MA, LCPC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens

"When children cannot find the words to describe their internal pain, they often communicate their struggles through behavior which can be confusing and ove..." read more

Chicago, IL 60614

Chicago, IL 60618

Ritamaria Laird MA, LCPC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22834

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Christine C. Kieffer, Ph.D., ABPP

Christine C. Kieffer, Ph.D., ABPP

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process that is tailored to fit the patient's--whether adult, child or adolescent--needs. The process of change ..." read more

Winnetka, IL 60093

Chicago, IL 60603

Christine C. Kieffer, Ph.D., ABPP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07719

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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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Cheri DeMoss MA, LCPC, CAADC, NCADCII, MAC, NCRS

Cheri DeMoss MA, LCPC, CAADC, NCADCII, MAC, NCRS

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach often works when other counseling approaches do not. I focus distinctively on the side of the client which helps you explore, learn, and create..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Cheri DeMoss MA, LCPC, CAADC, NCADCII, MAC, NCRS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20232

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Margaret Waugh, LCSW

Margaret Waugh, LCSW


Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Therapy is a unique opportunity to focus on yourself and begin down the path to a healthy, more fulfilling life. Working collaboratively with a therapist c..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Margaret Waugh, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02046

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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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Jim Cosenza, LCSW, CADC

Jim Cosenza, LCSW, CADC


Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified alcohol and drug counselor with a private psychotherapy practice in Uptown Chicago. My clinical app..." read more

Chicago, IL 60640

Jim Cosenza, LCSW, CADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00831

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Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., LCPC

Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counselling, Pastoral Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"We all experience pain, grief, confusion or difficulties at some point in our life. Such problems can bring on feelings of depression, anxiety, or struggl..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14545

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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