Oak Lawn, Illinois Therapists

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Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

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Illinois

With over 15 years of experience, Dr Battle treats children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Children and Adolescents, from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg,...
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

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...
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Illinois

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...
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Illinois

I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural licensed clinical social worker. I received a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. I value...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois

I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near...
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,...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in...
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Illinois

With a special interest in the LGBTQ community, I help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges and bring amazing strengths, and it's my privilege to work with these clients....
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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...
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Illinois

Our lives are forever changed when someone we love dies. We are the bereaved, the mourning, the vulnerable. We are hit by waves of painful emotions-grief, anger, depression, guilt, fear, anxiety and a longing for our loved ones. Sometimes, we are...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

You may have come here needing help, or perhaps feeling a little hopeless. The truth is, all of your answers are within you. Together, we can support you in accessing those answers. We are all here to evolve into more conscious, responsible...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I have a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams school of social work at UIC Chicago. I have practiced in the Chicagoland area for 30 years and now also offer Telehealth. I take a...
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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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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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Illinois

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...
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Illinois

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist who focuses on a person-centered therapy approach, teaching clients to develop tools to work through challenges by identifying strengths and developing...
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Illinois

Matthew believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their own innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. Matthew views the role of the...
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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...
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Illinois

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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Indiana, Illinois

Julie Brandenburg, Ph.D.; HSPP “Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Everyone experiences difficulties and stress in life. How people manage this is unique to the individual and impacts quality of life. Without the benefit of therapy,...

An Overview of Mental Health in Oak Lawn, Illinois

Located southwest of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, Oak Lawn is a suburban community with a population estimated at 56,087 as of 2017. The downtown area has undergone major redevelopment since 2002, featuring a large, contemporary Metra train station, a multistory parking garage, shopping centers, and modern high-rise buildings. The community also maintains over 300 acres of recreational facilities and parks. At 38 acres, Centennial Park is among the largest, but they range in size all the way down to small corner play lots.

Livability, Demographic Data, and Socioeconomic Profile

In spite of its proximity to the city of Chicago, with its high crime rate, the crime index of Oak Lawn is lower than the nationwide average and has been for more than a decade. Compared to the entire state of Illinois, Oak Lawn’s rate of total crime is 44 percent lower.
Nearly three out of four residents in Oak Lawn, 70.1 percent, identify as white. Approximately one in five, 18.7 percent, identify as Hispanic. African Americans make up 6.8 percent of the population, and Asian Americans make up 2.2 percent.
The median  of Oak Lawn is $58,707 per year, higher than the medians for the United States and Cook County, and only slightly lower than the Illinois median of $59,196. Another indicator of wealth is median home value, which in Oak Lawn is $199,741, compared with $186,500 statewide.
Due to its relative prosperity, the cost of living in Oak Lawn is higher than the rest of Illinois by approximately 10 percent. Nevertheless, the poverty rate in Oak Lawn is fairly low, hovering at about 10 percent as opposed to approximately 12 percent for the United States. There is a slight racial discrepancy as African Americans make up 9.1 percent of the population living in poverty while only comprising 6.8 percent of the total population. Otherwise, the percentage of each ethnic group living in poverty is roughly proportionate to its share of the population at large. When broken down by age and gender, the largest demographic living in poverty is 25- to 34-year-old females.

Education levels in Oak Lawn are roughly commensurate with those in the United States as a whole. There are slightly more people in Oak Lawn with at least a high school diploma than at the national level: 90.4 percent and 87.3 percent, respectively. However, the rate of people in Oak Lawn with a bachelor’s degree or better, 28.7 percent, is lower than the national rate of 30.9 percent.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Oak Lawn

A number of factors can play a role in mental health. For example, physical health and mental health often go hand in hand, such that an increase or decrease in one can precipitate a parallel trend in the other. Cook County as a whole sees a high rate of HIV and chlamydia diagnoses, but data specific to Oak Lawn is not available.

These other factors also have the potential to negatively affect mental health:

  • Substance Abuse: Illinois is a state that has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, with 15.3 deaths per 100,000 people resulting from opioid overdose in 2016. At the county level, the prevalence of excessive drinking in Cook County was high at 22.1 percent in 2017.
  • Divorce: Worth Township, a division of Cook County where Oak Lawn is located, has a moderately high divorce rate of 73 percent.

Mental Health Resources in Oak Lawn

Cook County features a modest ratio of residents to mental health providers at about 493 to one. This works out to 203 mental health providers for every 100,000 people. City-level statistics for Oak Lawn proper were not available.
There are several facilities in Oak Lawn providing mental health treatment. Advocate Christ Medical Center is the primary hospital in the area. Its behavioral health program primarily focuses on intensive, short-term treatment for substance abuse and acute psychiatric symptoms.
The Center for Psychological Services provides evaluation and counseling for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress-related disorders, substance abuse, etc., utilizing a range of different approaches to treatment.
The Illinois chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health offers support, outreach, and mentoring programs for individuals living with mental illness.