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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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Amy Silver MA, LCSW

Amy Silver MA, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"As a therapist I provide a greatly individualized approach to treatment. My work with clients is personalized around their distinct experience, areas of st..." read more

Evanston, IL 60202

Amy Silver MA, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19523

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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Michelle Chaban, PsyD.

Dr. Michelle Chaban, PsyD.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to manage the demands placed upon you? You may find you feel irritable, anxious, depressed, or unable to find jo..." read more

Deerfield, IL 60015

Evanston, IL 60201

Dr. Michelle Chaban, PsyD. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23071

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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, especially within her relationships, is significant to her happiness. My passion is supporting and guiding you, as a woman..." read more

Evanston, IL 60201

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

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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