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.


Diane Bailey Yoder

MS, LCPC, NCC
7 years experience
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group... Read More
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Stern

LCSW, MBA
30 years experience
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as... Read More
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Wayne Hill

MS, LPC
15 years experience
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social issues, and compulsive behaviors. My goal has always been to give hope to people who feel stuck, lost or overwhelmed. I have had the pleasure of assisting countless individuals, couples and families improve their... Read More
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Krista Klund

LCSW
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children and Families. I have worked a variety of different venues such as agencies, schools and residential treatment facilities and have experience in both individual and systems therapy. Treatment modalities that... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist
25 years experience
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health... Read More
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dayna Russo

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience working children, adolescents and adults through individual, family and couples counseling. My work focuses on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and personality disorders. I use a... Read More
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Charmaine Jake-Matthews

LCPC
11 years experience
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a psychology professor (teaching & conducting research). Since 2007 I have used a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, couples & families. I specialize in working with those dealing with anxiety, mood disorders... Read More
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Kellie Swoboda

LPC, NCC
5 years experience
Kellie views the therapeutic relationship to be central to her work. She strives to create a safe space for her clients to work collaboratively toward their goals. She employs a strength-based approach to therapy, helping clients to recognize their strengths and abilities, therefore setting and achieving realistic goals. She recognizes the therapy process to be different for every client and works to tailor each session to the individual. She understands that therapy can feel Read More
Kellie views the therapeutic relationship to be central to her work. She strives to create a safe space for her clients to work collaboratively toward their goals. She employs a strength-based approach to therapy, helping clients to recognize their strengths and abilities, therefore setting and achieving realistic goals. She recognizes the therapy process to be different for every client and works to tailor each session to the individual. She understands that therapy can feel Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.