Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Arlington Heights, Illinois

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.


Dr. James English

Psy.D.,Licensed,Clinical,Psychologist
30 years experience
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples and families and use an approach that empathizes collaboration and measurable results. My counseling style creates a warm and accepting environment in which people learn to identify and express their feelings so that we... Read More
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Rebecca Higgenbotham

MS,LCPC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and emotional abuse), narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, and relationship issues. During my 7 years of experience I have provided individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, trauma-informed care, and addiction counseling. My counseling style... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with many different clients. I have worked with clients struggling with many different issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress-related issues, PTSD, trauma (including physical and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Aldo Hernandez

MSW,LCSW
25 years experience
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can be direct at times to be effective and efficient. I am interested in understanding your perspective, so you can feel heard and understood. I look forward to working with you to address the issues... Read More
I am Aldo P. Hernandez LCSW, a bilingual Spanish speaking, therapist with over 24 years of social work experience. I understand the range of emotions clients deal with when it comes to individual issues, parenting, and relationship issues. I can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:25 years

Jennifer Morris

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step in deciding to focus on yourself and give yourself some time and attention which is brave and scary. Social workers, therapist, counselors all receive training to do what we do and many are extremely skillful... Read More
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Angela Colville

LCSW,LMSW
6 years experience
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving and maintaining quality of life throughout the life spectrum. My professional experience has been in assisting individuals and families dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses – issues directly related to these situations – and separate... Read More
Welcome! I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Michigan. I have helped and supported people to cope with and effectively manage anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, aging and grief - improving... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Lovea Smith

M.A.,LCPC
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Jennifer Such

LCSW,CADC
3 years experience
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of IL. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have worked in many different types of settings with both adolescents and adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, BiPolar, trauma, addictions... Read More
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Johanna Jameson

MA,LCPC
6 years experience
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this.... Read More
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Sarah Anker

LCSW
7 years experience
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their lives through therapy. I have working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and family conflict. I take a client focused, client centered, client driven approach. I use Mindfulness and talk therapy techniques. You are... Read More
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

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.