Oak Lawn, Illinois Therapists

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Dr. Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Joliet, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. As I get to know you, I will seek to understand...
In-Person Sessions:

Bartlett, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and...
Ashley Nolan
LMFT, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

My name is Ashley Nolan and I have an online therapy practice, Present Space for Illinois residents. I am wired to speak truth in a loving and safe way. I invite you to join me in Present Space and experience new ways of relating to your thoughts...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

If you are feeling unsettled, uncertain, or unhappy, and looking for change, I can help. It's hard to know how to help ourselves when we feel anxious, stuck, and/or lost. Often it's difficult to determine the cause of our painful feelings and what...
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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Naperville, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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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...
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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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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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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,...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Dipa Patel
LPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Many children, adolescents, and adults face stressors leading to psychosis, depression, anxiety, anger, conflicts with others, occupational problems, academic challenges, behavioral changes, emotional regulation. I work with individuals using...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

Hi, my name is Erica Sokol, LCPC, clinical therapist with Forward Emotion. I graduated from Benedictine Unversity, earning a Masters’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Working with a wide range of concerns and age groups, I have learned, individuals...
Cesar Pajarillo
NCC, LPC, MS, DMin
In-Person Sessions:

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Cesar has years of experience working with the military, veterans, and civilian populations, having served in the US Army as a clinical combat chaplain and assigned to reserve and active duty positions at the Battalion, Brigade, and Division levels...
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Naperville, Illinois

In my 14 years providing clinical therapy I have worked with various individuals experiencing difference life challenges. My "ideal" client is one that is looking for guidance and support to resolve mental health issues, life stressors, transitional...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.