Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Joliet, Illinois

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


Jeanne Malone

LCPC,CAADC
28 years experience
Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Children, Family, and Community Services, I have worked 28 years with individuals, children, and families in my field . For 14 years ,I have been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois. In addition, I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Plus, I have been serving... Read More
Since graduating in 1991 from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts degree in Children, Family, and Community Services, I have worked 28 years with individuals, children, and families in my field . For 14... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:28 years

Sarah Hire

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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

Samantha Prague

M.A.,LCPC
6 years experience
About my worldview: Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be keeping people feeling stuck. Many people ask "why do I keep attracting bad people?" or " why do bad things always happens to me?". I work with my clients to identify... Read More
About my worldview: Our worlds are chaotic, messy and sometimes cruel. As a result it is easy to unknowingly repeat that disorganization in our own lives. My goal to challenge these patterns of behaviors and relationships that may be... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Alexandra Parker

3 years experience
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of all races, backgrounds, and sexual orientations. I hold confidentiality in high regard and will always offer a safe place to share thoughts , feelings, values and emotions. I specializes in depression, stress management, trauma and anxiety.... Read More
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller Hi , my name is Alexandra Parker, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing therapeutic services to men and women of... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Russian
  • Experience:3 years

Marta Pocurull-Stein

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
I'm a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a minor in Military Mental Health from the University of Southern California. I have worked in various areas of social services, including crisis intervention, physical and emotional abuse, LGBT community, Latinx, foster care, Autism, ADHD, eating... Read More
I'm a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of Mental Health. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago, and a Master's Degree in Social Work with a... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Sarah Ostrum

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical social work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been providing therapy for about 4 years now in a clinic setting for individuals and couples. I have also facilitated grief, caregiver,... Read More
Welcome and thanks for considering me as your therapist. I would like to start out by sharing a little bit about myself. I completed my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health and Medical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Joliet, Illinois

 Joliet, Illinois, just 25 miles away from Chicago, is called “The City of Excitement.” As of the last official U.S. Census in 2010, Joliet was the fourth-largest city in Illinois.

This “City of Excitement” has been featured in some of the world’s most iconic movies, including “The Blues Brothers” (released in 1980, featuring John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd) and “Natural Born Killers” (released in 1994, starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis). Television shows such as “The Untouchables” (1959-1963, featuring a much younger Robert Stack of “Unsolved Mysteries” fame) and “Prison Break” (2005-2009) have also been filmed in Joliet.

While there are plenty of things for residents and visitors alike to do in “The City of Excitement,” mental illness cannot always be distracted away. Like anywhere else, people of all backgrounds sometimes need the assistance of a qualified professional for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.

Poverty and Mental Illness in Joliet, Illinois

As of July 2017, Joliet has 148,462 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The poverty level for Joliet is 12.1%, which is close to the Illinois average of 12.6% and the U.S. average of 12.3%. The unemployment rate in Joliet as of June 2018 was 4%, while the Illinois average was 4.3%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Joliet’s unemployment rate is identical to the U.S. average reported in June 2018.

However, approximately 11.1% of Joliet, Illinois residents do not have health insurance. This figure is significantly higher than the state average of 7.8% and slightly higher than the national average of 10.2%.

Also, the 2016 per capita income for Joliet was $25,089 — significantly lower than the state and national averages of $31,502 and $29,829 (respectively).

Therefore, finances could still present a challenge to Joliet, Illinois residents seeking mental health care services.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Finally, anyone who has a mental health condition such as depression or schizophrenia is more likely to end up living in poverty after symptoms begin to appear. This applies to people of all education levels and professions.

Mental Health Statistics for Joliet, Illinois

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, Illinois has nearly 3,000 active psychologists — the largest number in the Midwest region. This indicates how pervasive the problem of mental illness is among people throughout the state.

According to SAMHSA’s Illinois Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015, the state has mental illness prevalence rates that are slightly lower than the national average. The percentage of major depressive episodes among Illinois children ages 12-17 in 2013-2014 was 10.2% — nearly 1% lower than the U.S. average of 11% for the same period. The average for serious mental illnesses among Illinois adults in 2013-2014 was 3.7% — half a percentage point lower than the national average of 4.2%.

Mental Health Resources for Joliet, Illinois

A SAMHSA online search engine lists four facilities in Joliet that offer inpatient and outpatient mental health services for children and adults. On the other hand, there are 17 providers of services related to substance abuse in Joliet, Illinois.

It appears that some Joliet residents may seek healthcare in neighboring communities such as Lemont (approximately 11 miles away), Bolingbrook (approximately 11 miles away), Orland Park (approximately 13 miles away), and Matteson (approximately 16 miles away). SAMHSA lists 15 additional mental health treatment options and 51 additional substance abuse treatment options within a 20-mile radius of Joliet, Illinois.

Some of the inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services available in Joliet and nearby cities offer low-cost or free treatment to people with low income and/or no insurance. This is especially important because of the high number of people in Joliet who do not have health insurance (see the “Poverty and Mental Illness in Joliet, Illinois” section).

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Joliet, Illinois

This website is dedicated to helping people in Joliet, Illinois and every other U.S. city find the best mental health treatment available.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Joliet, Illinois. We provide mental health resources for residents of Joliet, Illinois who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.