Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bolingbrook, Illinois

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


Kristy Hemmele

MA, LCPC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I use primarily solution focused techniques and my faith to help individuals, couples and families find help and feel empowered. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity,... Read More
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Lori Melhart

LCSW
18 years experience
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local... Read More
Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Traci Wilt

MSW, LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their voice, advocate for themselves, work on coping skills when they are struggling with anxiety, depression or difficult life situations as well as assist with ADHD and focusing. I am client centered and use an eclectic... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Stormy Harrison

LCSW
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with 9 years experience providing individual and group substance and mental health counseling. I also hold a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC) and a Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Certificate (MISA I). I have worked in both adult and juvenile prison settings. I completed my practicum at a local community-based mental health and substance use treatment facility. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with 9 years experience providing individual and group substance and mental health counseling. I also hold a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate (CADC) and a Mental... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Thomas Mattison

LCSW
5 years experience
Greeting and Salutations, I came to clinical social work later in my adult life journey. For the first three decades as a working professional I was a licensed mason and a senior partner in a small, but successful, independent family contracting firm. I spent my days working in the public and private sector of business smashing and repairing brickwork, dealing with contracts, customers, and architects. My change of career path occurred on a clear summer day... Read More
Greeting and Salutations, I came to clinical social work later in my adult life journey. For the first three decades as a working professional I was a licensed mason and a senior partner in a small, but successful, independent family contracting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Karen Armstrong

LMHC, LCPC, LCPP
25 years experience
My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have... Read More
My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Veronica Walker-Douglas

LCSW
25 years experience
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana/Illinois with 25 years of experience providing therapy services to clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-image and physical/mental/emotional well-being. My counseling style is warm, reflective and interactive. I believe in the client’s right to self-determination with the innate ability to navigate their own live in a meaningful manner. I see you as the “expert” and my role as a supportive... Read More
Greetings, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana/Illinois with 25 years of experience providing therapy services to clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-image and physical/mental/emotional well-being. My counseling style is warm, reflective... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Barbara Havens

LMHC, LCPC
25 years experience
Hello, welcome, and thank you for reading this brief note of introduction. I know these things about you already: you have courage, you have done some hard work to get here, and you carry hope that life can be better. Whether a pebble in your shoe or a boulder in your heart, there are times for all of us when it is difficult just to stand upright. A compassionate companion, another perspective,... Read More
Hello, welcome, and thank you for reading this brief note of introduction. I know these things about you already: you have courage, you have done some hard work to get here, and you carry hope that life can... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Renee Rogers

MA, LCPC, NCC, BCC
3 years experience
The Journey Hello, my name is Renee Rogers, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Counselor (BCC) in the State of Illinois. I have over 15 years of professional experience working in the helping field. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University in Child Development and my Master's Degree from Chicago State University in Counseling Psychology. ... Read More
The Journey Hello, my name is Renee Rogers, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Board Certified Counselor (BCC) in the State of Illinois. I have over 15 years of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Linda Gonzalez

LCSW
12 years experience
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience counseling individuals and groups in residential and community-based settings. If you are struggling to cope with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, stress, or new or worsening health issues - I can help. I will provide a safe space for you to express your needs and desires, work with you to examine, explore and expand your understanding of your situation and help... Read More
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience counseling individuals and groups in residential and community-based settings. If you are struggling to cope with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, stress, or new or worsening health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

An Overview of Mental Health In Bolingbrook, Illinois

Across the US, there is a shortage of mental health professionals and a high rate of mental illness. This is contributing to a mental health crisis. Mental health is often overlooked in favor of screenings and prevention of physical health issues. The reality is that mental illness can be just as serious as many of the most common physical illnesses, sometimes resulting in disability and even death. Suicide rates have been rising in the United States. The current rate is approximately 14 per 100,000 people, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in the nation overall. This health crisis is affecting hundreds of cities around the country. Bolingbrook, Illinois, is one of them.

The town of Bolingbrook is a suburb of Chicago, and is located partly in DuPage County and partly in Will County. In 2017, its population was just over 75,000. Its economy specializes in the industries of finance & insurance, transportation & warehousing as well as wholesale trade. It has a poverty rate of 7.7 percent, and an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent.

Mental Health In Illinois

It often helps to compare a city’s statistics to those of the state as a whole. Illinois ranks relatively well on Mental Health America’s list of states in terms of having good mental health and access to treating it. Illinois achieved an overall rank of 11, with more specific ratings of 6 in adult mental health and 15 in youth mental health. In prevalence of illnesses it ranks at number 10, and in access at number 18.

While still not a terrible rating overall, it looks like Illinois could stand to make some improvement in terms of easier access to mental health care. There are many factors that can affect this, such as lack of insurance, inability to pay for care and even stigma still surrounding the issue.

Risk Factors in Bolingbrook

In Bolingbrook and the surrounding area, the poor access to mental health care often link to poverty. While Bolingbrook’s poverty rate isn’t particularly high, it doesn’t mean that those affected suffer any less than those who live in an area with a higher poverty rate. With a median income of nearly $85,000 and per capita income of only about $31,000, there appears to be a wide income disparity in the city.

Amita Health released information regarding health stats and needs across its service area, primarily located within Will and DuPage counties. It stated that just over 38 percent of low-income patients reported poor to fair mental health in 2015, while almost 59 percent of low-income patients reported chronic symptoms of depression.

Unfortunately, poverty and mental illness can create a tough cycle. Often, mental illness can be debilitating enough to prevent the sufferer from working, while unemployment and other poverty issues can be stressful enough to bring on a mental illness.

On the other hand, the suicide rate in DuPage County is quite a bit lower than the rest of the state, at 9 and 9.3 per 100,000, respectively. As previously stated, the national average is about 14.

Resources in Bolingbrook

It is common to feel alone when you are dealing with a mental illness, but there are many other people dealing with the same issues. Always remember that there are people who understand and can help. There are many resources available in Bolingbrook, but if you are conducting research on your own, the search can be overwhelming. There are many great resources available

  • Olimene Counseling Services is a facility located within Bolingbrook which offers various types of counseling, such as individual, couples and family, as well as psychotherapy.
  • The CSC offers a range of services to help patients with a mental illness, such as individual and family counseling, and financial counseling. This facility is also located in Bolingbrook.
  • Howard Counseling Services of Bolingbrook is another counseling facility with multiple types of services. Much of its counseling is focused on helping children and teens specifically.
  • The SASS program from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is available to help fund youth mental health care, and provides other resources.

E-Counseling is another great resource. It is an online directory you can use to search for mental health professionals in the area who meet your needs and can help you meet your goals. Reach out today.