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.


Danielle Hamilton

MA, LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one of the most important parts to make progress. I have been a therapist for over 7 years and love what I do. I have a lot of experience with trauma with emotional, physical, and sexual... Read More
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I really enjoy being a therapist and working with clients. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults. I believe the relationship between the client and therapist is one... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Meredith Hayes

Psy.D, L.C.P.C.
13 years experience
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different things. My clients have presented with issues such as: Depression; Anxiety/OCD; Addiction; Trauma and Abuse; Eating Disorders; Self-Injury: Bi-Polar; Couples Issues; Life transitions and many more more. I would describe myself as an interactive therapist,... Read More
I'm a licensed therapist in the state of Illinois. I have been in the field for 13 years working together with people to better their lives. I've been honored to work with many different people going through many different... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Diane Bailey Yoder

MS, LCPC, NCC
7 years experience
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings of depression and/or feeling anxious. I have experience working with parenting concerns whether as a couple, co-parenting situations, or as single parents. I spent several years helping veterans with PTSD in both individual and group... Read More
I have been helping individuals over the years to overcome many challenges. I am here to help guide you no matter what you are going through whether it be relationship concerns, life changes and transitions, career changes, grief, trauma, feelings... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Patricia Stern

LCSW, MBA
30 years experience
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to cope with stress. They may have health or medical concerns; or just be looking to improve their life skills and to make decisions and plans that are helpful for them. I see myself as... Read More
Hi. I’m Patricia Stern, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I see older adolescents and adults of all ages. They may be anxious, depressed, grieving a loss or trying to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Monae Weathington

MA, LCPC, LMHC
8 years experience
Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in several settings including private practice, hospitals, schools, online support, and community mental health organizations. Throughout my practice, I have worked with diverse populations such as at risk youth, adults, disadvantaged families, and LGBTQ. I specialize... Read More
Hello, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me better! My name is Monaé and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Illinois and New York with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have worked in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Dr. John Cooley

Ph.D, LCPC
25 years experience
My name is Dr. John Cooley. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and Ph.D in Psychology from California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I am a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have 25 years of counseling experience working with Adults and Families who present with a variety of mental health and substance abuse problems. I... Read More
My name is Dr. John Cooley. I have a Master of Arts Degree in Psychological Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University and Ph.D in Psychology from California Southern University. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lovea Smith

M.A., LCPC
12 years experience
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, parenting issues and domestic violence. I have worked in clinical settings such as community centers, hospitals, clinics, shelters and correctional facilities. My therapeutic style is warm and interactive which allows me to meet... Read More
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor by the state of Illinois with roughly 12 years expertise. I have worked with various populations that have presented with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, homelessness, suicidality, relationship difficulties,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.