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Thomas Hammerman, LMFT

Thomas Hammerman, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"One of the most important things in life is having a satisfying, secure, and strong relationship with your partner. Regrettably, things can occasionally co..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Thomas Hammerman, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15596

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Alyse Rynor, LCSW

Alyse Rynor, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults

"How a woman feels about herself is important, for it can affect all of her relationships. I'm passionate about the work that I do, as I support and guide w..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Alyse Rynor, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10307

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Carol Cann, MA, LCPC, CADC

Carol Cann, MA, LCPC, CADC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Psychotherapy is a partnership that focuses on your individual goals. Beginning with empathic listening, I will join with you to seek a solution and/or gr..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Carol Cann, MA, LCPC, CADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00255

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Emily Lieber

Emily Lieber

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Making the decision to go into therapy is not always easy. However, in a safe and supportive environment, I can help you to figure out why you feel stuck...." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Emily Lieber Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14090

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James Weiss, LCSW

James Weiss, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I have always found it difficult to answer questions about therapeutic models because the question implies fitting people into specific causal patterns bas..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

James Weiss, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07570

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Philip Osborne, LCPC

Philip Osborne, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My theoretical grounding is the family systems perspective, and my methods are cognitive and behavioral, as well as emotionally supportive. I use a variet..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Philip Osborne, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02803

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Mary Leopold, MA, LCSW

Mary Leopold, MA, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Adults

"My approach with my clients is gentle, straightforward, interactive, and tends to focus on the positive aspects of clients' personalities. In working with ..." read more

Northbrook, IL 60062

Evanston, IL 60201

Mary Leopold, MA, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13722

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Nancy K Smith, LCSW, CSAT, C-EMDR

Nancy K Smith, LCSW, CSAT, C-EMDR

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I have been trained in many specialized areas of psychotherapy, so that I can help a wide variety of clients in a number of ways to address their problems...." read more

Chicago, IL 60604

Evanston, IL 60202

Nancy K Smith, LCSW, CSAT, C-EMDR Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15117

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Nancy Simon, LCSW

Nancy Simon, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Many people have told me that they feel safe with me. For more than 24 years, I have helped people lift themselves out of depression, anxiety, self-limiti..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Nancy Simon, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13785

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Max K Shapey LCSW

Max K Shapey LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I practice psychotherapy that it is interactive: I respond to what my clients tell me; I offer advice when appropriate; and provide guidance for deeper und..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Max K Shapey LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10669

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Evanston, Illinois is located in Cook County, just north of the Chicago area. With a population of 75,4301 residents, the city offers small-town living with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. One of the main attractions of the city is Northwestern University, which draws thousands of students and academics. It is the largest employer in the city. The city is also known for its many famous entertainers and artists, including the late filmmaker, John Hughes, who chose to film several of his iconic 1980s films in Evanston, including Home Alone and Sixteen Candles.

 

Mental Health Statistics
The Illinois Department of Health reported that 3.3% of Cook County area residents had poor mental health in 20113. According to the Department of Public Health, 585 county residents committed suicide between 2005 and 20072. In 2007, 449 Evanston residents received treatment for substance abuse and Cook County residents received over 52% of all services provided by the Alcohol Abuse Task Force for the top ten counties in Illinois4.

 

Mental Health Programs in Evanston
The Illinois Department of Human Services Mental Health Division oversees all mental health care for residents of Evanston and surrounding areas. The division comprises many departments that target specific needs and segments of the population. It focuses on helping residents receive the care they need so that they can succeed in every area of their lives through education, support, vocational counseling and training, assessment, and counseling services.

 

Aside from traditional services, the division also developed Project Connect. This comprehensive care system helps children with serious emotional disturbances and provides support, education, advocacy, and respite care for their families. By making community care available, the division hopes that children with mental health care needs can receive adequate care within their families and communities, without having to rely on inpatient treatment or hospitalization. Project Connect is available to children ranging in age from birth through 21 and is especially critical for transition-aged youth, young people with special educational requirements, and children who are in the process of a developmental or life transition. Screening and assessment occur at various points to ensure all children who require services are being helped in the most effective manner possible. Project Connect is also focused on reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and is actively involved in culturally sensitive social media marketing in order to bring the message of mental well-being to all residents5.

 

NOLA also offers a free Cope Crisis Line via 211. This hotline is staffed by counselors trained to provide guidance regarding community services and counseling to those in need. The NOLA for Life Playbook is a new campaign designed to promote life in the midst of a violent environment. With a focus on preventing youth violence, this innovative program targets at-risk youth and provides education, awareness, and empowerment5.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/1724582.html

2 State of Illinois. (2012). Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Cook County Health and Hospitals System: Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s Care Coordination Enhancements and Bridge to ACA, Medicaid 1115 Waiver Proposal. Retrieved from http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/PublicInvolvement/PublicNotices/Documents/030712pna1.pdf

3 Cook County Department of Public Health. (2013). Summary: Community Health Status Report 2010. Retrieved from http://www.cookcountypublichealth.org/files/data-and-reports/chsa/CHSA%20Section%208.pdf

4 Illinois Department of Human Services. (2013). State Fiscal Year 2007 Data Book. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/DASA%20Reports/DATABOOKFY07.pdf

5 Illinois Department of Human Services. (2013.) Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29763