Therapists in Des Plaines , IL and Nearby Locations

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Lombard, Illinois

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Illinois

Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
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Chicago, Illinois

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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...
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Illinois

Hello and welcome! Holistic and spritual counseling based in Illinois. Highly experienced psychotherapist (many years providing online therapy). Free 20-minute initial consultation via videoconference or phone. Insurance, EAP plans, and credit cards...
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Chicago, Illinois

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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

Aren't you tired of being told to "relax", "stop overthinking", "you are too sensitive" and "you worry too much"? People tell you this as if you don't want to relax, stop overthinking, let things get you upset and worry! If you could, you would!...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

We all want the everyday person we can relate and connect too. Therapy in about being crazy but having a space that belongs to you and is never threatened. I bring that space to you. I fully align with LGBTQIA+, my black and brown people, and those...
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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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Illinois

Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked...
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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,...
Samantha Zylstra
LMFT, LCPC, LCSW
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Naperville, Illinois

In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change.
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,...
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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’ll help you use your strengths to meet your goals. I truly enjoy learning about and working with all of my clients. We work together to build a strong therapeutic partnership that is holistic, strength-based, person-centered and considers...
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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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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...
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Illinois

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...
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Chicago, Illinois

I’ve been working in this field since 2005. As both a therapist and a therapy client myself, I know how important it is to work with a counselor who is down to earth and easy to talk to. Your sense of trust in me is essential in order for you to...
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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...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
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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...
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Illinois

I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe in using an integrative and collaborative approach to help young professionals and adults overcome excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation in order to accomplish their full potential. Through our work...
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...
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...

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 $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. 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. The people of Des Plaines must be 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 poor physical health can negatively affect one’s mental health.
  • Substance abuse and binge drinking are often a result of 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 of binge drinking and 3.4 percent are at risk for chronic drinking.
  • Fortunately, the overall suicide rate in Cook County is 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 severely 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