Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Downers Grove, Illinois

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.


Raelene Faught

MA,LCPC
7 years experience
I am a therapist licensed in Illinois with nearly 10 years of experience. I view this work as helping people heal from hurts and move towards healthier choices and relationships to satisfy legitimate needs. I have worked with clients on issues including anxiety, transition and phase of life concerns, relationships, parenting and trauma. I try to come from a perspective that views you as the expert on your life and I am here to... Read More
I am a therapist licensed in Illinois with nearly 10 years of experience. I view this work as helping people heal from hurts and move towards healthier choices and relationships to satisfy legitimate needs. I have worked with clients on... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Kristy Hemmele

MA,LCPC
20 years experience
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I use primarily solution focused techniques and my faith to help individuals, couples and families find help and feel empowered. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity,... Read More
Hello, my name is Kristy. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for over 15 years. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone also has encountered struggle of some type.. I ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Monique Smith

LCSW
3 years experience
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Illinois. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with many different people with many different concerns. I have aided in progress with individuals that are depressed, anxious... Read More
First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Donald Shawler

MA,LCPC
3 years experience
Donald (Don) Shawler ia a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses an integrative approach to working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This integrative approach involves a person centered technique to help clients identify and address issues in an accepting, non-judgmental and safe environment. Using Cognitive based techniques, clients are taught to re-frame thoughts that hold them back and impact emotional and mental well being. ... Read More
Donald (Don) Shawler ia a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who uses an integrative approach to working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. This integrative approach involves a person centered technique to help clients... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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

Emma Peters

MS,LCPC
3 years experience
Hello and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with approximately 7 years of experience working in mental health. I have experience working with children and adults, with a variety of mental health concerns including (but certainly not limited to) depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse/addiction, trauma, eating disorders, phase-of-life changes, low self-esteem, and maladaptive sexual behaviors. My therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I believe each client presents with a... Read More
Hello and welcome! I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with approximately 7 years of experience working in mental health. I have experience working with children and adults, with a variety of mental health concerns including (but certainly not... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Johanna Jameson

MA,LCPC
6 years experience
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched with me it means I have looked at your presenting issues and feel comfortable taking on your concerns. If I did not feel comfortable taking you on as a client I would not do this.... Read More
Please note that while I own an adult day center for people with Alzheimer's my counseling experience is vast and you can see the various things I am trained in if you read my full bio. If you are matched... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. Galina Buckhout

PsyD,LCPC,LPCC
13 years experience
Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology from California Southern University in 2019. I have had over 14 years of experience working in various mental health settings including hospital, partial care, outpatient and addiction centers while helping individuals and families with a variety... Read More
Hello and welcome to Better Help! My name is Galina and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the States of Illinois and California. I received a MA in Counseling from NEIU in 2006 and a PsyD in Counseling Psychology... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Bulgarian
  • Experience:13 years

Morgan Williams

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Illinois. My passion has always been to help others. I have received training and supervision in the hospital, school, and community health setting. After working at a community health agency for a number of years, I felt that I would have more of an impact working in the school setting where I could consistently work with youth, staff, and families (a more ecological... Read More
Hello, I am a clinical social worker licensed in the state of Illinois. My passion has always been to help others. I have received training and supervision in the hospital, school, and community health setting. After working at a community... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Kerry Mullen

Psy.D.
15 years experience
Hello, and welcome! I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology and am licensed in the states of Illinois and Nevada. I have fifteen plus years of experience, mostly in individual therapy. I am a generalist, so I draw from the psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic therapies in order to shape approaches and interventions that are a right fit for you. I have worked with a variety of individuals with unique emotional, societal, medical, and psychological issues.... Read More
Hello, and welcome! I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology and am licensed in the states of Illinois and Nevada. I have fifteen plus years of experience, mostly in individual therapy. I am a generalist, so I draw from the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

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 49,649 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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Downers Grove, Illinois

There are a number of 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 basic 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 the quality service provider for you or your loved ones.