Des Plaines, Illinois Therapists

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Dr. Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
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Indiana, Illinois

Julie Brandenburg, Ph.D.; HSPP “Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Everyone experiences difficulties and stress in life. How people manage this is unique to the individual and impacts quality of life. Without the benefit of therapy,...
In-Person Sessions:

Naperville, Illinois

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Illinois

Brittany Roback earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2013. Brittany enjoys using playful therapy techniques with children and adolescents, she enjoys working...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I have a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams school of social work at UIC Chicago. I have practiced in the Chicagoland area for 30 years and now also offer Telehealth. I take a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

Hi, my name is Erica Sokol, LCPC, clinical therapist with Forward Emotion. I graduated from Benedictine Unversity, earning a Masters’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Working with a wide range of concerns and age groups, I have learned, individuals...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Algonquin, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
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Illinois, Ohio

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to treat every person as a whole, acknowledging that you are impacted by the important relationships in your life. I focus on helping you create strong and meaningful connections with those...
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Naperville, Illinois

Joe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Having worked closely with Veterans, families experiencing crisis, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Illinois

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who focuses on a person-centered therapy approach, teaching clients to develop tools to work through challenges by identifying strengths and developing...
Carroll Cradock
Ph.D Psychology
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Cesar Pajarillo
NCC, LPC, MS, DMin
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Cesar has years of experience working with the military, veterans, and civilian populations, having served in the US Army as a clinical combat chaplain and assigned to reserve and active duty positions at the Battalion, Brigade, and Division levels...
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Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current...
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Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.