Arlington Heights, Illinois Therapists

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Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

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Illinois

With over 15 years of experience, Dr Battle treats children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Children and Adolescents, from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg,...
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Schaumburg, Illinois

Jordan is a contracted Licensed Social Worker and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest. Jordan believes in working with his clients where they are at and building on the skills they already have to be...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
In-Person Sessions:

Schaumburg, Illinois

I work alongside clients to define the needs or goals to their therapy. Together we explore what is hindering them from achieving their goals or having their needs met. Once we know what is stopping a client from reaching goals, we can start putting...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I offer a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment where we can begin to develop rapport and build the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that clients have a choice of clinician and without rapport, clients may have a difficult time finding the comfort...
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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...
Dyanne Bresler
LCPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Park Ridge, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

"No one comes to adulthood totally unscathed by the experience of growing up" is one of my favorite sayings, and I think a task I often encounter in therapy is to help others discard some of the rules and beliefs formed when they were growing up,...
Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Bartlett, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
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Illinois

I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and...
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Illinois

I provide counseling for adolescents and therapy for emerging adults and adults who are in their 20’s and early 30’s. I can help you reduce your anxiety and/or depression and find solutions to things in your life that cause you high stress while...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

If you are feeling unsettled, uncertain, or unhappy, and looking for change, I can help. It's hard to know how to help ourselves when we feel anxious, stuck, and/or lost. Often it's difficult to determine the cause of our painful feelings and what...
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Illinois

Malory Dahl
LPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling, Specializing in Forensic Psychology, from Adler University and have a variety of clinical experiences that have crystallized a passion for providing personalized mental health services to a diverse...
Julie Torrence
MS, OTR/L, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Evanston, Illinois

Feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by life's challenges? By focusing on the root cause of these issues, you can begin to feel better quickly. I begin by teaching my clients practical tools they can start using - right away - to relieve their...
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Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Elgin, Illinois

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Illinois

I love helping people live their best life. I can help you figure out what your best life means to you. It is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. It is easy to spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others and believe we are lacking. Everyone...
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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...
Melissa Finley
LCPC, MA
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Illinois

Melissa Finley is a licensed clinical professional counselor practicing in Villa Park, who offers therapy and parent training services. ​​​She is an interactive therapist, versed in treatments that have recorded evidence of being effective...
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Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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

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...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
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Algonquin, Illinois

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Illinois

My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I...
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Julie received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University in 2016 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelors degree in education from Indiana University and has taught in both public...

An Overview of Mental Health in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Despite boasting a population of 75,721 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 19 percent 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 76,400 inmates

A number of 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 one 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.

In order 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 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, it remains to be seen whether Illinois can do more for people with mental health issues who do not qualify for Medicaid.

Demographic Data for Arlington Heights, Illinois

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

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

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

Don’t Let Challenges Stop You From Seeking the Help You Need

There is a resource available to you to help you find a suitable therapist despite the challenges involved. It’s E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory, and it was created to make it simpler for you to find and connect with a trustworthy counselor or therapist in your area.