Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Palatine, Illinois

Find a therapist in Palatine, Illinois that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Palatine  brook to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Dana Hall

LCPC, MA, CTT, Trauma, DBTtherapist
15 years experience
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship is one of the most powerful and unique opportunities we have to bring about lasting change; I respect the integrity of each client's process. I want for you to feel like you can be transparent... Read More
Hi, I am so glad you are here. This is a 'judgement-free zone' to express and process. It is important for me to create a space where my clients feel safe and comfortable. I truly feel the therapeutic relationship... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Marsha Perfetti-McIntosh

LCPC, MA, MS
6 years experience
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Health and an MA in Counseling. In addition, I am a Certified Health Coach with more than twenty years teaching experience in the areas of women’s health and human sexuality. For nearly... Read More
Your personal growth and your well-being are important! I am so glad that you are willing to take the first step by seeking out a licensed therapist to help you on this journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Hannah Noel

LCSW
7 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Joan French

MA, LCPC
0 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 0 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

Lori Melhart

LCSW
18 years experience
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
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.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Terra Ogle

LCSW
15 years experience
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that... Read More
I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Palatine, Illinois

Established in 1866, the Village of Palatine is a residential suburb to the northwest of Chicago. As of 2010, it was the 18th largest community in Illinois and the 7th largest in Cook County. With several streams around the village and a setting in a wooded marshland, the shape of the city resembles an axe. Tourists visit the area to see Arlington Park, the Deer Grove Forest Preserve and Arlington International Racecourse.

As of 2016, 68,725 people lived in Palatine, Illinois and the median household income was $80,521, which is significantly higher than the state’s median of $60,960. The city’s population is made up of almost 65 percent whites, 19 percent Hispanic, 13 percent Asian and 3 percent black. Just over 17,000 residents are foreign born, including 6.3 percent in Asia, 6.6 percent in Europe and 8.5 percent in Latin America.

The divorce rate in Palatine is just under ten percent, and currently over 50 percent of residents are married. Just over 30 percent have never married, and 3.5 percent have been widowed. The crime index in the city is considerably lower than the country’s average (280.5) at 61.2. Palatine is a safe, profitable place to live, but it is also not immune to the tragedies and issues that surround mental illness and the shortage of treatment options throughout the country.

The unemployment rate in Palatine is low at 3.7 percent, while the state of Illinois hovers just over five percent generally. The most popular industries in the city are manufacturing, retail trade, warehousing and transportation, construction, professional, technical and scientific services, finance and insurance and accommodation and food services.

Cook County has more natural disasters than the national average at 19, with 15 declared presidential emergencies. These include but are not limited to floods, storms, snowstorms, tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes.

For the population of Palatine that is 25 years of older, 93.4 percent graduated from high school and over 50 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Almost 17 percent of the population has a graduate or professional degree.

The people of Palatine have a healthy diet rate of 48.3 percent, almost identical to the state’s of 48.6 percent. The average BMI is lower here than the rest of the state and almost half of the residents report healthy gums and teeth, a sign that hygiene is important. Just over 20 percent of people report feeling bad about themselves, ten percent don’t drink alcohol at all and 31.7 percent are overweight. The general health condition of this city is 56 percent, just barely higher than the state’s of 55.4 percent.

Mental Health Resources in Palatine, Illinois

According to Mental Health America, Illinois ranks 18th on the list of states with access to mental health care. Almost 12 percent of the state’s population who have some type of mental illness lack access to insurance, placing Illinois at 28th in the country with 175,000 uninsured.  Statistics show that over 50 percent of adults with mental illness receive no treatment and Illinois has an estimated 788,000 people in this position. With rising health care costs, lack of access to insurance and uncertainty about the future of health care legislation, millions of Americans struggle to find treatment for a mental illness such as:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Autism
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia

The same organization reports that 1 in 17 Americans lives with a serious mental illness and half of these conditions present symptoms as early as 14. 75 percent of mental health conditions are present by age 24 and early support and engagement are crucial to the quality of life and likelihood of improvement for the person.

Centers like Northwest Community Healthcare provide behavioral health services for the community with 30 residential beds and 50 inpatient beds, along with outpatient care for less severe cases. Other organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Guided Path Psychological Services help to provide access to those who need it most in the Palatine area.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Palatine, Illinois

For you to find help for a condition that is plaguing you and affecting your everyday life, it’s likely that you need some form of medical intervention combined with therapy to help you improve your life and find hope again. To help those in the Palatine area, E-counseling.com has created a directory of highly-qualified, trained therapists for you to choose from in your quest for a better life.