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.

Jill Early

Jill Early, LCSW

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have counseled hundreds of clients who are in need of assistance coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders or Addictions. I have experience working in multiple settings, including hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in a private practice. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. Sue Denk

Dr. Sue Denk, Psy.D., LCPC

Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Sophia Burke

Sophia Burke, LCPC

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago, IL with years of experience working with adults facing a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and the symptoms associated with trauma and/or PTSD. As a clinician I thrive on the power of an authentic therapeutic relationship and work from a holistic and strengths-based approach. I strive to create a safe and accepting space wherein clients can begin to build Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Hannah Noel

Hannah Noel, LCSW

Hello! I’m Hannah, a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois with 7 years of experience. I have worked with clients of all ages in individual, family, and group settings. I believe that forming a secure therapeutic relationship is essential for the client’s success. Some specialties I work with are: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, abuse, and trauma. My counseling style is friendly, open, and collaborative. I recognize that it Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kelly Borghi

Kelly Borghi, LCSW, CADC, CODP, I

About Me I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorder Professional (CODP I). I was born and raised in the suburbs of Illinois. I eventually ventured to the city of Chicago where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Roosevelt University. I continued my education at Aurora University where I earned my masters degree in social work, with concentrations in mental Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

Dr. Julia Kogan, PsyD

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 8 years of clinical experience. I have received training and supervision in university medical centers, state hospitals, college counseling centers, and private practice. I have specialized training in anxiety/stress, adjustment difficulties, sleep problems, relationship issues, career problems, and coping with chronic medical illness. I utilize a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, positive psychology, and interpersonal therapies. I am also a Triple P Parenting certified instructor. Triple P is Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Lori Melhart

Lori Melhart, LCSW

Hi! I am Lori A. Melhart, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a certified Life Coach, I am also certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have recently earned my diploma in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have tools to help with chronic pain, anxiety and depression. I have over 18 years experience in helping people feel better about themselves and the roles they have. I specialize in local Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Patricia Stern

Patricia Stern, LCSW, MBA

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Joan French

Joan French, MA, LCPC

I've met with many clients who say they don't feel really listened to or understood by others. As a result they can feel lonely, isolated, misunderstood, and hopeless. I believe that to feel a sense of personal wellness we must also feel heard, connected, and hopeful! Finding and connecting with a positive & affirming counselor is a valuable and courageous choice to move forward! It is important for me to create a space where my clients Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 years

Christine Kohut

Christine Kohut, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 10 years of experience. I have worked in variety of settings: private practice, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment. I have experience working with individuals with Depression, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Family and Relationship Issues, and Substance Use Disorders. I provide individual counseling, family therapy and couples counseling. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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.