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.


Dr. Sue Denk

Psy.D., LCPC
25 years experience
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me, the ideal client is motivated towards change and who will work just as hard between sessions as during them, who will explore the past and its effect on now and the future, and who will... Read More
Each person is an individual and needs to have their treatment tailored to their individual needs. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits-all" therapy. Years of experience have made me an expert in both individual and relationship counseling. For me,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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

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

Sarah Reynertson

MA, LCPC
7 years experience
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained my bachelors degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012 and began my counseling journey as an... Read More
My name is Sarah Reynertson. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I absolutely love being a counselor and it is such an honor to be given the privilege of supporting others in their journey of life. I obtained... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Kathleen Monroe

LCSW, CADC
5 years experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as an Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Counselor. I have been working in a counseling field since 2014. Clients that I have worked with struggled in areas of mental health and substance abuse ranging in diagnosis’s... Read More
Hello and Welcome! My name is Kathleen Monroe and I possess a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and am licensed in Clinical Social Work in the state of Illinois. In addition; I hold a Certification as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Merissa Pryor

MSW, LCSW
7 years experience
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling as well as advocacy, mental health and substance abuse treatment experience. I specialize in empowering individuals that may be struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, mood disorders or relationship issues. My main therapeutic approach includes Cognitive... Read More
Sometimes in the journey of life we could all benefit from someone to journey with us during the difficult times. My name is Merissa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over seven years experience in counseling... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lori Streator

LCPC
11 years experience
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my clients start. I have been a licensed therapist for over 10 years, and I have realized over time that our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I have a background in child... Read More
I'm a Licensed Therapist & Professional Life Coach specializing in confidence, anxiety, weight loss and whole-body wellness. I believe feeling good about yourself is NOT impossible; but I understand your struggle, because feeling stuck & overwhelmed is where many of my... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Shannon Franco

BSW, MA, LCPC
4 years experience
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence, both victim and perpetrator. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and... Read More
I am a counselor licensed in Illinois and have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance abuse, and anger issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced domestic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Colleen Martinez

LCSW
11 years experience
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also worked in private practice for many years. I have worked with children and... Read More
Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Kimberleigh Hagar

LCSW
6 years experience
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a focus in mental health. I believe that therapy is such a beneficial service that gives individuals the opportunity to feel a genuine, authentic connection with another human.... Read More
Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile! I am a clinical social worker licensed in North Carolina and Illinois and have been working with individuals and families in therapy for over 6 years. I earned my Master of Social Work degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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.