Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cicero, Illinois

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


Dr. Sue Denk

Psy.D., LCPC
25 years experience
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will... Read More
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

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

Sarah Reynertson

MA, LCPC
7 years experience
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an... Read More
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Lori Streator

LCPC
11 years experience
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my clients start. I have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I have realized over time that our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I have a background in child... Read More
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Shannon Franco

BSW, MA, LCPC
4 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence, both victim and perpetrator. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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

Kimberleigh Hagar

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in mental health. I believe that therapy is such a beneficial service that gives individuals the opportunity to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human.... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Cicero, Illinois

Cicero is an incorporated town in Cook County, Illinois and a suburb of Chicago. It is the 11th most populous municipality in the state with a population of 84,103 as of 2013. Its municipal history is somewhat tumultuous as certain areas have been annexed into the city over the years and other portions have broken away and formed new cities of their own. As a result of these upheavals, Cicero now occupies approximately one-sixth of its former territory.

Mental Health Concerns in Cicero, Illinois

Violent crime is a major contributor to mental health issues in Cicero. The prons aged 12 and older in the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville MSA were classified as having a substance use disorder in 2012, higher than the overall percentages for Illinois and the United States, both at 9.0 percent. In 2016, 18.9 people per 100,000 in the state of Illinois as a whole died of a drug overdose, 15.3 of which were specifically opioid-related deaths.

The Divorce Rate in Cicero, Illinois

Though demonstrating a gradual decline over a four-year span from 2010 to 2013, Cook County, where Cicero is located, consistently demonstrates one of the highest divorce rates in Illinois, accounting for approximately one-third of the divorces in the state every year. In 2010 and 2011, Cook was the only county in Illinois to see divorce rates over 10,000. The county with the next-highest divorce rate during the same two years was DuPage County, which saw 2,292 divorces in 2010 and 2,310 divorces in 2011.

 

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Cicero, Illinois

Mental health services in Illinois are struggling due to a lack of state funding. When it comes to dollar amounts cut from mental health programs, Illinois ranks third in the nation, cutting $113.7 million from mental health services between 2009 and 2012 and closing several community mental health agencies throughout the state, as well as six mental health clinics in Chicago, according to a 2015 study by the Chicago chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The state government created a strategic plan to help those suffering from mental illness when it began closing mental health institutions, but NAMI-Chicago claims that it did not receive the necessary funds to implement it fully.

The Affordable Care Act, also known as ACA or Obamacare, provides insurance coverage for the mentally ill previously denied them by private insurance companies for decades. Unfortunately, providers do not have funding, staff, or other infrastructure required to serve people with mental illness, even though the ACA helps them pay for services.

Hope for Those Living With Mental Illness in Cicero, Illinois

Even though there are challenges involved in providing mental health services in Illinois, help is still available for those in Cicero who need it. One valuable resource for those seeking assistance with mental health issues is the Town of Cicero Mental Health Board, which provides information and referrals on a confidential basis and welcomes walk-ins.

Another valuable resource for those seeking mental health services in Cicero is E-Counseling.com. Its therapist directory was specifically created to help connect those in need of therapy with caring and trusted mental health professionals within their city or metro area.