Therapists in Oak Lawn , IL and Nearby Locations

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Lombard, Illinois

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Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
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Schaumburg, Illinois

Jordan is a contracted Licensed Social Worker and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Dominican University in River Forest. Jordan believes in working with his clients where they are at and building on the skills they already have to be...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Schaumburg, Illinois

I work alongside clients to define the needs or goals to their therapy. Together we explore what is hindering them from achieving their goals or having their needs met. Once we know what is stopping a client from reaching goals, we can start putting...
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Joliet, Illinois

Dr. Pagan-Romney has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She obtained a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, and prior, a Master’s degree in Counseling...
Samantha Zylstra
LMFT, LCPC, LCSW
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Naperville, Illinois

In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change.
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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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,...
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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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Naperville, Illinois

Joe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Having worked closely with Veterans, families experiencing crisis, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental...
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Illinois, Ohio

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to treat every person as a whole, acknowledging that you are impacted by the important relationships in your life. I focus on helping you create strong and meaningful connections with those...
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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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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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Huntley, Illinois

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Illinois

I provide transformative mental health care for adults in Huntley and across Illinois, specializing in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These therapies are known for their effectiveness...
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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...
Malory Dahl
LPC, MA
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling, Specializing in Forensic Psychology, from Adler University and have a variety of clinical experiences that have crystallized a passion for providing personalized mental health services to a diverse...
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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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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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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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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

Hello and welcome! Holistic and spritual counseling based in Illinois. Highly experienced psychotherapist (many years providing online therapy). Free 20-minute initial consultation via videoconference or phone. Insurance, EAP plans, and credit cards...
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Naperville, Illinois

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Illinois

Brittany Roback earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2013. Brittany enjoys using playful therapy techniques with children and adolescents, she enjoys working...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
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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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Oak Park, Illinois

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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...

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 down to small corner play lots.

Livability, Demographic Data, and Socioeconomic Profile

Despite 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% lower.
Nearly three out of four residents in Oak Lawn, 70.1%, identify as white. Approximately one in five, 18.7%, identify as Hispanic. African Americans make up 6.8% of the population, and Asian Americans make up 2.2%.
The median of Oak Lawn is $58,707 per year, higher than the median 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%. Nevertheless, the poverty rate in Oak Lawn is fairly low, hovering at about 10% as opposed to approximately 12% in the United States. There is a slight racial discrepancy as African Americans make up 9.1% of the population living in poverty while only comprising 6.8% 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% and 87.3%, respectively. However, the rate of people in Oak Lawn with a bachelor’s degree or better, 28.7%, is lower than the national rate of 30.9%.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Oak Lawn

Several 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% in 2017.
  • Divorce: Worth Township, a division of Cook County where Oak Lawn is located, has a moderately high divorce rate of 73%.

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 treatment approaches.
The Illinois chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health offers support, outreach, and mentoring programs for individuals living with mental illness.