Des Plaines, Illinois Therapists

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Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

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Illinois

With over 15 years of experience, Dr Battle treats children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Children and Adolescents, from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg,...
Dyanne Bresler
LCPC, MA
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Park Ridge, Illinois

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Illinois

"No one comes to adulthood totally unscathed by the experience of growing up" is one of my favorite sayings, and I think a task I often encounter in therapy is to help others discard some of the rules and beliefs formed when they were growing up,...
Malory Dahl
LPC, MA
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling, Specializing in Forensic Psychology, from Adler University and have a variety of clinical experiences that have crystallized a passion for providing personalized mental health services to a diverse...
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Illinois

Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
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Illinois

My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. As I get to know you, I will seek to understand...
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Illinois

I offer a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment where we can begin to develop rapport and build the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that clients have a choice of clinician and without rapport, clients may have a difficult time finding the comfort...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply,...
Julie Torrence
MS, OTR/L, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Evanston, Illinois

Feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by life's challenges? By focusing on the root cause of these issues, you can begin to feel better quickly. I begin by teaching my clients practical tools they can start using - right away - to relieve their...
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Schaumburg, Illinois

Jordan is a contracted Licensed Social Worker and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest. Jordan believes in working with his clients where they are at and building on the skills they already have to be...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Schaumburg, Illinois

I work alongside clients to define the needs or goals to their therapy. Together we explore what is hindering them from achieving their goals or having their needs met. Once we know what is stopping a client from reaching goals, we can start putting...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
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Illinois

Dr. Levitt has more than 40 years’ experience in working with clients who suffer from self-harm, eating disorders and symptoms related to histories of trauma and abuse; he has also been instrumental in developing practice-based models of treatment...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I was drawn to social work and therapeutic practice through both a commitment to social justice and a genuine curiosity for the stories and narratives of others. I grew up listening to my grandparents recount their early lives, often spending hours...
Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
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Bloomingdale, Illinois

I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community...
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Illinois

Rebecca Castro is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the Chicagoland area. Rebecca aims at providing a calm, unbiased, and safe space...
Melissa Finley
LCPC, MA
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Illinois

Melissa Finley is a licensed clinical professional counselor practicing in Villa Park, who offers therapy and parent training services. ​​​She is an interactive therapist, versed in treatments that have recorded evidence of being effective...
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Illinois

The most rewarding aspect for me in my role as a therapist is watching someone learn that they are capable of helping themselves in a way they did not previously think possible. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and difficult life...
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Illinois

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural licensed clinical social worker. I received a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. I value...
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Bartlett, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
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Illinois

I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and...
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I provide counseling for adolescents and therapy for emerging adults and adults who are in their 20’s and early 30’s. I can help you reduce your anxiety and/or depression and find solutions to things in your life that cause you high stress while...
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Illinois

If you are feeling unsettled, uncertain, or unhappy, and looking for change, I can help. It's hard to know how to help ourselves when we feel anxious, stuck, and/or lost. Often it's difficult to determine the cause of our painful feelings and what...
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Matthew believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their own innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. Matthew views the role of the...
Carroll Cradock
Ph.D Psychology
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Des Plaines, Illinois

Des Plaines, Illinois is a suburban city that rests on the Des Plaines River. It is part of Cook County and has a population of 58,193 people. Notably, the city was the home of the very first McDonald’s restaurant opened by franchise owner Ray Kroc in 1955.  Although the original building was previously demolished in 1984 when Ray Kroc passed away, a replica was built as a museum shortly after. Although this museum was a popular, tourist hot spot for years, the building will soon be demolished again due to consistent flooding issues. Apart from this historic museum, there are several other places of interest in Des Plaines, Illinois including Rivers Casino, Deval Crossing, and the beautiful Des Plaines Forest Preserve that surrounds the river.

Des Plaines’ largest employers include Universal Oil Products, Holy Family, and Oakton Community College. This city’s unemployment rate of 5.2 percent is equal to the national average. The median household income of the city is $67,415, and the per capita income of Des Plaines is at $32,212. The poverty rate is relatively low at 8.9 percent. While these statistics reveal a healthy economic system in the city, Des Plaines has a higher than average cost of living with an index of 118. This is mostly due to expensive housing with the median value of homes listed at $242,600. This reveals that individuals in the city will have a harder time meeting the financial demands required to make ends meet in Des Plaines.

A major issue that cities throughout the United States are struggling to address is the rise of mental illness in the country. No city, not even Des Plaines, is free of mental health issues. In fact, 12.8 percent of people in suburban Cook County claimed that they had 8 or more mentally unhealthy days per month and 26.4 percent claimed to have had 1 to 7. In addition, approximately 15.73 percent of Illinois’ population, or 1,526,000 people, are known to have a mental illness. In is imperative that the people of Des Plaines are aware of the mental health situation of their city and the resources that are available to those who need them.

Mental Health Statistics in Des Plaines, Illinois

Exploring the mental health situation in Des Plaines, Illinois reveals key ways in which the community is struggling:

  • Only 69.7 percent of individuals located in Des Plaines and other nearby areas that are serviced by the Presence Holy Family Medical Center claim that they get any exercise within a month. A lack of exercise and a poor physical health can negatively affect one’s mental health.
  • Substance abuse and binge drinking are often a result of a poor mental health and can lead to homelessness, overdose, addiction, or alcohol poisoning. In the Des Plaines area, about 17.5 percent of individuals are at risk or binge drinking and 3.4 percent are at risk for chronic drinking.
  • Fortunately, the overall suicide rate in Cook County in 7.61 percent which is lower than both the state and national average.
  • More than 50 percent of those experiencing homelessness in Des Plaines are identified as severally mentally ill. Additionally, nearly half have chronic substance abuse issues.
  • In the state of Illinois, approximately 5 percent of people with a mental illness did not receive any treatment. Additionally, 59.4 percent of youths with major depression went untreated.
  • Problems accessing mental health care is a huge barrier that prevents those who need professional help from getting it. An inadequate number of mental health providers is one factor that makes this process harder. In Illinois, there is only one provider for every 530 people.

Mental Health Resources in Des Plaines, Illinois

Although there are many mental health resources available in Chicago, residents living in Des Plaines likely do not want to travel approximately 50 minutes to get the help they need. The closest behavioral health clinics for the area include:

  • Family Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Home Psychotherapy Services
  • Advocate Medical Group Behavioral Health
  • Des Plaines Behavioral Health

Finding a therapist that works with you and addresses your specific mental health needs is very important for improving your overall mental health. E-Counseling understands how difficult it can be to locate a mental health professional in your area, which is why they have put together a therapist directory for your convenience. Search through their list of therapists in Des Plaines today.