Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Des Plaines, Illinois

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


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

Lora DeLapp

LCPC
3 years experience
Hello! I have been a Counselor for more than 18 years in Illinois and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transition issues. As an Army Veteran, I understand the impact trauma and change can have on one’s life. My goal is to... Read More
Hello! I have been a Counselor for more than 18 years in Illinois and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

Lovea Smith

M.A.,LCPC
15 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 15 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Grant Barlow

MA,LCPC
6 years experience
Greetings, and thank you for considering me as your counselor! My name is Grant Barlow, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor living and working in the Chicago-land area. First, a bit about my experience. During my six years in the mental health field I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients, all with different backgrounds and unique concerns. Some of my more recent experience has been working with individuals who have few resources... Read More
Greetings, and thank you for considering me as your counselor! My name is Grant Barlow, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor living and working in the Chicago-land area. First, a bit about my experience. During my six years in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins

PhD,LCMHC,CCMHC
14 years experience
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of North Carolina and Illinois. I have a PhD in General Psychology from Northcentral University. I also have a Master's degree in Community Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Chicago State University. . I... Read More
Hello, I am Dr. Shelia Williamson Collins, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, CCMHC, LCAS, CCS, a board certified clinical mental health counselor with 14 years of experience in behavioral health. I am licensed as a clinical counselor in the states of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Allison Grace

MSW,LCSW
26 years experience
My approach is extremely collaborative, with unconditional positive regard. If you are looking for a non judgmental, supportive therapist who is willing to think outside the box to help you when you have lost your way, then please let me help you find your path. The most challenging times in our lives are also the moments that contain the highest potential for growth. Our work together would involve challenging patterns that no longer... Read More
My approach is extremely collaborative, with unconditional positive regard. If you are looking for a non judgmental, supportive therapist who is willing to think outside the box to help you when you have lost your way, then please let... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:26 years

Lindsay DeMarlie

LISW,LCSW
8 years experience
Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar... Read More
Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Jennifer Such

LCSW,CADC
3 years experience
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of IL. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. I have worked in many different types of settings with both adolescents and adults that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, BiPolar, trauma, addictions... Read More
Hello, if you have found yourself on BetterHelp’s website, you’re most likely experiencing a struggle in your life that you need assistance with. My name is Jenny Such and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Sarah Anker

LCSW
7 years experience
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their lives through therapy. I have working with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, and family conflict. I take a client focused, client centered, client driven approach. I use Mindfulness and talk therapy techniques. You are... Read More
Taking the first step in caring for ourselves can sometimes be the most challenging. Good for you for starting this process! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in working with individuals looking to making changes in their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

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.