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.


Berit Gemar

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I... Read More
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Amelia Lambert

MSW,LCSW
16 years experience
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by obstacles that can be difficult to manage on our own. Reaching out for help in those times can be incredibly difficult. Working with a therapist during those struggles in life can help find the insight... Read More
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 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

Kristin Bailey

MSW,LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe in yourself, overcome obstacles, and work on being the best version of you. Together, we can work to make this happen. I believe in a holistic approach, in looking at the whole person. I specialize in... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

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

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

Rebecca Paruszkiewicz

LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm happy to have the chance to provide therapy to those that may not have the time or energy to go sit in someone's office for an hour a week! Working in community mental health, I've helped... Read More
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christine Savas

NCC,LCPC,CMHIMP
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working in non-profits with at-risk young adults in the city of Chicago as well as experience in private practice working with a myriad of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, adjustment, ADHD, among several others. However, I am... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amy Cabbage

MSW,LCSW
19 years experience
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting problems, and ADHD just to name a few. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is... Read More
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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.