Therapists in Arlington Heights, IL and Nearby Locations

Find a therapist in Arlington Heights, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Arlington Heights, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, and more.

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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
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Lombard, Illinois

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Illinois

Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
Ashley Nolan
LMFT, MA
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Illinois

My name is Ashley Nolan and I have an online therapy practice, Present Space for Illinois residents. I am wired to speak truth in a loving and safe way. I invite you to join me in Present Space and experience new ways of relating to your thoughts...
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Illinois

The most rewarding aspect for me in my role as a therapist is watching someone learn that they are capable of helping themselves in a way they did not previously think possible. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and difficult life...
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Illinois

Aren't you tired of being told to "relax", "stop overthinking", "you are too sensitive" and "you worry too much"? People tell you this as if you don't want to relax, stop overthinking, let things get you upset and worry! If you could, you would!...
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
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Illinois

My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. As I get to know you, I will seek to understand...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply,...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I have a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams school of social work at UIC Chicago. I have practiced in the Chicagoland area for 30 years and now also offer Telehealth. I take a...
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Illinois, Ohio

When we experience difficult times in our lives, it is not uncommon for us to feel like our lives are unraveling. My passion is bringing a helping hand to individuals during this time who experience depression, anxiety, trauma, & relationship...
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Naperville, Illinois

Joe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Having worked closely with Veterans, families experiencing crisis, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental...
Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
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Bloomingdale, Illinois

I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community...
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Illinois

Rebecca Castro is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the Chicagoland area. Rebecca aims at providing a calm, unbiased, and safe space...
Samantha Zylstra
LMFT, LCPC, LCSW
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Naperville, Illinois

In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change.
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Chicago, Illinois

I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
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Illinois

Dr. Levitt has more than 40 years’ experience in working with clients who suffer from self-harm, eating disorders and symptoms related to histories of trauma and abuse; he has also been instrumental in developing practice-based models of treatment...
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Joliet, Illinois

Dr. Pagan-Romney has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and prior, a Master’s degree in Counseling...
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Illinois

I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life...
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Illinois

Are you familiar with the saying, “Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows”? As much as we wish it weren’t, it is true! Life isn’t always comfortable and happy. Sometimes we are faced with loss, pain, sadness, and worry. Life can sometimes...
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Illinois

Matthew believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their own innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. Matthew views the role of the...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I was drawn to social work and therapeutic practice through both a commitment to social justice and a genuine curiosity for the stories and narratives of others. I grew up listening to my grandparents recount their early lives, often spending hours...
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Illinois

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural licensed clinical social worker. I received a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. I value...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near...

Mental Health in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Despite boasting a population of 75,000 people, Arlington Heights is technically a village, the most populous community in the United States to be so designated. It is a suburb of Chicago located in Cook County, Illinois. Points of interest include the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, housing one of the largest collections in the state, and the Arlington Park Race Track, which hosts a Breeders’ Cup qualifying event called the Arlington Million.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Statewide, Illinois cut mental health service funding by $113.7 million between 2009 and 2012. The results of this budget cut have been significant:

  • Emergency room visits increased by 19% between 2009 and 2012 for people in psychiatric crisis
  • Six mental health clinics in Chicago closed between 2009 and 2015, along with several community mental health agencies across the state
  • In 2015, the largest mental health provider, in a manner of speaking, was Cook County Jail, which housed 45,840 people with a mental illness out of a total of 76,400 inmates

Several Cook County area participants in a study conducted in 2012 expressed frustration both at the lack of availability of mental health services and the generally inadequate insurance coverage available for mental health treatment. The example used is that insurance will pay for treatment for a physical condition like congestive heart failure indefinitely but may limit the number of visits to a mental health professional even in the case of a chronic mental condition. Another reported that it is often only in the event of a mental health crisis that one can receive treatment, and there is also a possibility that one may instead wind up in jail in that instance.

To address these difficulties, Illinois applied for a waiver of Medicaid rules in 2016 that would allow them to invest 2.7 billion dollars to better serve individuals covered by Medicaid who have a mental illness to prioritize community-based, preventive care over institutional care. The waiver was approved in May 2018, and Illinois is now funding ten mental health pilot projects for the following purposes:

  • Home health visits for children of opioid-addicted mothers
  • Substance abuse recovery programs that help people manage withdrawals
  • Short-term inpatient substance abuse treatment.

While the programs resulting from the Medicaid waiver are undoubtedly a step in the right direction, whether Illinois can do more for people with mental health issues who do not qualify for Medicaid remains to be seen.

Demographic Data for Arlington Heights, Illinois

The median age of Arlington Heights residents is 43.1, somewhat higher than the statewide median of 37.9 years. Approximately 50.5% of the population of Arlington Heights is female. The three most common ethnicities represented in Arlington Heights are white (82.2%), Asian (9.2%), and Hispanic (5.3%).

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Arlington Heights, Illinois

The percentage of adults self-reporting mental health as fair or poor in a 2012 Cook County survey was 9.2%, comparable to the national percentage. However, some groups were found to be more likely to report mental health as fair/poor than others:

  • Gender: 11.5% of women reported fair/poor mental health, compared to 6.8% of men
  • Race/Ethnicity: 19.2% of Hispanic respondents reported fair/poor mental health, compared to 8.2% of white respondents and 3.1% of respondents of other ethnicities
  • Income: 23.8% of low-income respondents reported fair/poor mental health, compared to 7% of middle- and high-income respondents.
  • Age: 11.9% of adults aged 40 to 64 reported fair/poor mental health, compared to 7.9% of adults aged 18 to 39 and 4.5% of people 65 or older.

Notably, 10.2% of the Hispanic population of Arlington Heights lives in poverty, and the largest demographic of people living in poverty in Arlington Heights is female. When broken down by age, the largest subsections of females living in poverty were age 75 and older (13%), age 65 to 74 (8.4%), and ages 35 to 44 (8.1%). Therefore, more than one factor may have been in play for some of the respondents of the above survey.