Find a Therapist in Chicago, IL

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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

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

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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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Jose M. Viruet, LCPC, CRADC

Jose M. Viruet, LCPC, CRADC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology

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

"I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with fifteen years of extensive and specialized experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and ..." read more

Chicago, IL 60646

Jose M. Viruet, LCPC, CRADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24026

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Lisa Lackey, LCPC, CSAT

Lisa Lackey, LCPC, CSAT

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"We are a counseling center specializing in treating sexual addictions, relationship challenges, childhood traumas and other addictive behaviors. The staff ..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Chicago, IL 60601

Lisa Lackey, LCPC, CSAT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10044

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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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John A. Knoerzer, LCSW

John A. Knoerzer, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a LCSW therapist in the Albany Park area of Chicago. I work with individuals, couples and families, and have over 15 years of experience working in va..." read more

Chicago, IL 60625

John A. Knoerzer, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07534

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Amit Kakkar, PsyD

Amit Kakkar, PsyD

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Counseling, Coaching

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

"I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with New Insights Behavioral Health Services. I have fifteen years of extensive and specialized experience in providi..." read more

Chicago, IL 60630

Amit Kakkar, PsyD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24317

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Danielle Kepler, MA, LCPC

Danielle Kepler, MA, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

"Danielle has found her clinical practice in Chicago to be inspiring and intellectually impactful. As a traveler herself, she has appreciated learning how t..." read more

Chicago, IL 60622

Naperville, IL 60563

Danielle Kepler, MA, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14390

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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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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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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