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Susan Mullen LCSW, CADC

Susan Mullen LCSW, CADC

Profession(s): Clinical Social Work

"All of us strive for acceptance, validation, and a sense of belonging; unfortunately, there are times in life when those goals are not met within the world..." read more

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Susan Mullen LCSW, CADC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13222

Laura Mick DeNatale, PhD

Laura Mick DeNatale, PhD

Profession(s): Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

"Finding a therapist that is a good fit for you or someone you care about is important. I have 20 years of experience helping adults, adolescents, and child..." read more

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Laura Mick DeNatale, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07975

 
 
Anna Grinshpun, LCPC, AMFT, NCC, BCPC

Anna Grinshpun, LCPC, AMFT, NCC, BCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"I believe in tailoring my approach to the individual/couple/family I'm working with. I like to check in regularly with any client(s) I'm working with to ge..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Anna Grinshpun, LCPC, AMFT, NCC, BCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16393

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Mark Pletcher, MA, LCPC

Mark Pletcher, MA, LCPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I have a unique approach to counseling and coaching which comes from over twenty years of exploring "what works" with individuals and couples. I help peopl..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Mark Pletcher, MA, LCPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16742

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Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips

Verified Credentials

Psychology, Pastoral Counseling

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

"I help clients understand and use their feelings in relation to their thought processes; that is, I integrate clients applying changes in thinking and feel..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

Gary Phillips Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11080

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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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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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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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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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Susan McCoy LCPC, ATR-BC, RYT 200

Susan McCoy LCPC, ATR-BC, RYT 200

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy

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

"Life is a journey from the moment of conception to our passing breath. Along our journey we experience transitions. Often we move from one phase of life ..." read more

Chicago, IL 60613

Evanston, IL 60201

Susan McCoy LCPC, ATR-BC, RYT 200 Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18587

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Mark T. Hicks, LCSW

Mark T. Hicks, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am a very caring therapist with many years of individual, couple and family therapy experience. Have worked successfully with very difficult emotional, c..." read more

Chicago, IL 60626

Evanston, IL 60201

Mark T. Hicks, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04962

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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