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.


Berit Gemar

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I... Read More
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Amelia Lambert

MSW,LCSW
16 years experience
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by obstacles that can be difficult to manage on our own. Reaching out for help in those times can be incredibly difficult. Working with a therapist during those struggles in life can help find the insight... Read More
• B.A. in Human Services from National-Louis University • MSW from Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe Throughout our lives we are challenged by... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Jennifer Morris

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step in deciding to focus on yourself and give yourself some time and attention which is brave and scary. Social workers, therapist, counselors all receive training to do what we do and many are extremely skillful... Read More
Hi! I have been a social worker for 10 years now and I feel privileged everyday that people allow me into their lives on such a personal level. If you are reading this, you have made a HUGE step... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Kristin Bailey

MSW,LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe in yourself, overcome obstacles, and work on being the best version of you. Together, we can work to make this happen. I believe in a holistic approach, in looking at the whole person. I specialize in... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over five years experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including community mental health, nursing homes, hospitals, and private practice. My focus is to help you believe... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Dr. James English

Psy.D.,Licensed,Clinical,Psychologist
30 years experience
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples and families and use an approach that empathizes collaboration and measurable results. My counseling style creates a warm and accepting environment in which people learn to identify and express their feelings so that we... Read More
Hello my name is Jim. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working in the counseling field for the past thirty years. I have been privileged to provide counseling and therapy services to individual, couples... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Traci Wilt

MSW,LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their voice, advocate for themselves, work on coping skills when they are struggling with anxiety, depression or difficult life situations as well as assist with ADHD and focusing. I am client centered and use an eclectic... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of social work experience. I received my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. My life's work has been focused on assisting young people to find their... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Rebecca Paruszkiewicz

LCPC
5 years experience
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm happy to have the chance to provide therapy to those that may not have the time or energy to go sit in someone's office for an hour a week! Working in community mental health, I've helped... Read More
Hello! Thanks for checking out my profile! I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 5 years, working in a community mental health agency in Chicago. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have an adventurous spirit that keeps taking me elsewhere!! I'm... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Christine Savas

NCC,LCPC,CMHIMP
4 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working in non-profits with at-risk young adults in the city of Chicago as well as experience in private practice working with a myriad of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, adjustment, ADHD, among several others. However, I am... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and earned my M.Ed. in Counseling from DePaul University. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in Psychology and Human Relations. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:4 years

Amy Cabbage

MSW,LCSW
19 years experience
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, mood disorders, parenting problems, and ADHD just to name a few. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I... Read More
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working as a individual and family counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:19 years

Dr. Julia Kogan

PsyD
8 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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.