Therapists in Downers Grove, IL and Nearby Locations

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

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Lombard, Illinois

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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...
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

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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...
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A proven track record that speaks volumes. Why working with Danyell leads to long-lasting success: A diversely educated advisor, Danyell’s unquenchable thirst for personal development is rooted in a diverse and accomplished education. She received...
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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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...
Ashley Nolan
LMFT, MA
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Illinois

My name is Ashley Nolan and I have an online therapy practice, Present Space for Illinois residents. I am wired to speak truth in a loving and safe way. I invite you to join me in Present Space and experience new ways of relating to your thoughts...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

Feeling overwhelmed, like you’re being pulled in a million different directions? Experiencing loneliness, even if you’re surrounded by people? Maybe it feels like something is missing from your life, and you’re not quite sure what. No matter...
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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...
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...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
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Algonquin, Illinois

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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...
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Elgin, Illinois

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Illinois

I love helping people live their best life. I can help you figure out what your best life means to you. It is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. It is easy to spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others and believe we are lacking. Everyone...
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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...
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, 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...
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

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...
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.
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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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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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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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Downers Grove, Illinois

Discover the many factors related to mental health in Downers Grove. Whether you’re among the 50,000 residents who call Downers Grove home or have a loved one who lives here, learn more about local resources, mental health issues, and related factors.

Residents of Downers Grove, IL are part of DuPage County and enjoy a median household income of $85,546. While this is higher than the national average, the median property value is similarly high at $340,200. The poverty rate is only 5.39%, which is considerably lower than the national average of 12.3%. The homeownership rate is higher than the national average, at 75.3%.

Approximately 25,356 individuals work in Downers Grove. The main industries are professional, scientific, technical, health care, and retail. The median population age is 43.1 and 84.6% are Caucasian, 6.05% are Asian and 4.68% are Hispanic or Latino. Numerous universities and close access to downtown Chicago help Downers Grove encourage a strong, vibrant economy.

Mental Illness Rates in Illinois

There are several common mental health issues in Downers Grove and throughout DuPage County. Many of these issues are similar to national trends. Here are some statistics that paint a picture of mental health in Downers Grove:

  • 2% of adults in Illinois reported alcohol dependence or abuse
  • 5% of adults in Illinois reported drug or substance abuse
  • The suicide rate, adjusted for age, for men was 14.1, which was over two times the rate for women in DuPage County
  • 2% of countywide emergency department visits for mental disorders were drug-related
  • 9% of residents of Downers Grove have health coverage

These statistics help show that, although the same national issues of depression, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide affect individuals in Downers Grove, many of the local rates are lower than national averages.

This shouldn’t be a reason to avoid mental health issues in your local community. If you or a loved one is showing some of the signs of mental illness, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance and guidance. Some common signs include changes in eating and sleep habits, extreme mood swings, thoughts of suicide, or general withdrawal from social activities.

Mental Health Resources in Downers Grove

Some mental health issues require long-term assistance and therapy. Many crises, however, require an immediate response. Treat all thoughts and discussions of suicide as serious and call one of these lifelines if you or a loved one is dealing with suicidal tendencies, domestic violence, or other emergency issues:

These services connect you with local or nationally trained, friendly counselors and assistants who can guide you in an emergency. In terms of domestic violence, suicide, and other issues, a single call could be the difference between life and death.

Factors Contributing to Mental Health Challenges

Despite the better-than-average nature of many of the contributing factors in Downers Grove, these factors still contribute to many local issues of mental health challenges. Local poverty, lack of mental health professionals, substance abuse, and food insecurity are just a few issues that can increase the risk of mental illness in your community.

There are 526 patients for every mental health provider in Illinois. This can make it difficult for individuals who have anxiety, tight schedules, or lack of resources to find the necessary assistance. Substance abuse remains an issue nationally and throughout Illinois, with approximately 19 per 100,000 residents dying of drug overdose per year.

While not the most struggling county in Illinois, DuPage County still has approximately 7.3% of its population experiencing food insecurity. The insecurity of necessities can dramatically increase stress and anxiety, which are contributing factors to many mental health challenges.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Downers Grove

Don’t wait to connect with a qualified therapist in your area. Find local, experienced counselors for you or a loved one in Downers Grove. Quality care can make an incredible difference in the overall health and outlook of many of your friends and family. Use an online directory today to search for a quality service provider for you or your loved ones.