Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Schaumburg, Illinois

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


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

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

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

Wayne Hill

MS, LPC
15 years experience
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social issues, and compulsive behaviors. My goal has always been to give hope to people who feel stuck, lost or overwhelmed. I have had the pleasure of assisting countless individuals, couples and families improve their... Read More
Hi, my name is Wayne Hill and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 15 years experience in mental health and behavioral counseling. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, social... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Krista Klund

LCSW
18 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children and Families. I have worked a variety of different venues such as agencies, schools and residential treatment facilities and have experience in both individual and systems therapy. Treatment modalities that... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and I have been practicing for 16 years. I received my Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2002 with a specialty in Children... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Harry R Gilley

LCSW, MS, Rehab, Admin, Certified, Anger, Management, Specialist
25 years experience
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health... Read More
Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Dayna Russo

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience working children, adolescents and adults through individual, family and couples counseling. My work focuses on mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and personality disorders. I use a... Read More
My name is Dayna Russo, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years of combined unlicensed and licensed experience in the social work field. I have a Master's of Social Work from Florida State University, and have experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 4 years

Dr. Charmaine Jake-Matthews

LCPC
11 years experience
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a psychology professor (teaching & conducting research). Since 2007 I have used a variety of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, couples & families. I specialize in working with those dealing with anxiety, mood disorders... Read More
Hi, I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you. Prior to beginning my work as a counselor in the state of Illinois in 2007, I worked as a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Megan Zerfahs

LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
5 years experience
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 the plan into action. I have a more person-centered therapeutic approach in working with clients because I believe clients know themselves best. Instead of directing clients how to reach their goals. Read More
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 the plan into action. I have a more person-centered therapeutic approach in working with clients because I believe clients know themselves best. Instead of directing clients how to reach their goals. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jordan White

LSW
5+ years experience
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 their most authentic self. He looks forward to working with individuals to overcome life obstacles and set goals. Read More
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 their most authentic self. He looks forward to working with individuals to overcome life obstacles and set goals. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg, Illinois, not Schaumberg as it is commonly misspelled, is a large, bustling suburban metropolis area located in Cook County only 30 miles away from Chicago. Although a rural area until the 1950s, the city’s 74,184 residents now benefit from the large number of industries, shopping areas, restaurants, and recreational activities. The Motorola headquarters, IKEA, a unique dinner theater called Medieval Times, and Woodfield Mall are a few highlights of this town.

In some ways, Schaumburg is thriving. For example, the city has median household income of $77,022 and a low poverty rate of 6.7 percent. However, citizens of Schaumburg are faced with other serious issues that can seriously affect their mental health and overall well-being:

  • High Crime Rates: Schaumburg is located in the same county as Chicago, a city known for its high crime rates and homicides. On its own, Schaumburg is still not the safest place to live with a crime rate of 24 crimes per 1,000 people. In fact, the city’s crime rate is higher than 81 percent of cities in Illinois. In 2016 the city made the list of the state’s top 100 least safe cities.
  • Lack of Mental Health Providers: Residents of Schaumburg and other cities in Cook County struggle to access treatment for their mental health illnesses since there are only 203 mental health professionals per every 100,000 people. At least six mental health clinics have recently closed in the county. In the state as a whole, 5 percent of adults with a mental illness and 59.4 percent of youths with major depression did not receive treatment in the last year.
  • Incarceration of the Mentally Ill: Considered the largest mental health facility in the United States, Cook County Jail reports that a third of its inmates have a mental illness. To adequately care for the mentally ill within the jail, staff members have to receive 60 hours of advanced mental illness treatment training. This issue is seen across the entire nation with an estimated 25 to 40 percent of mentally ill individuals being incarcerated at some point.
  • Homelessness: Although mostly a suburban area, Schaumburg still struggles with homelessness. In 2009, the Alliance to End Homelessness conducted a count of how many homeless were living in the suburban area of Cook County and found a total of 1,190. Since suburbs lack many of the resources largely urban areas have like buses, shelters, and centers within walking distance, it can be difficult for homeless individuals to find help.
  • Substance Abuse: NAMI Chicago released a report discussing substance abuse and mental health issues in Illinois and how to best address them. The report indicates that deaths due to opioid overdose increased by 82 percent from 2013 to 2016. Additionally, the suicide rate has increased by 23 percent between 1999 and 2016. If prevention and treatment is not prioritized by the community, these numbers are expected to continue rising.

Divorce Rates in Schaumburg, Illinois

It is no secret that divorce is common among Americans. Although the exact numbers are difficult to calculate, estimates reveal that around half of marriages end in divorce. Couples who are currently struggling with their marriage and individuals who have recently gone through a divorce may find counseling to very beneficial. In Schaumburg, about half of all people are currently married and 9.6 percent of the population is divorced. The divorce rate women is 12 percent, almost double the rate for men at 6.9 percent. When looking at the marital status of individuals races within Schaumburg, the highest divorce rate is found among Hispanics at 12.8 percent. This is close to the Hispanic poverty rate of 11.03 percent, the highest poverty percentage of any single race in the city.

Find a Therapist in Schaumburg, Illinois

Attempting to deal with a mental illness on your own can lead to increased feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Despite the stigma that often surrounds mental health issues, it is important that you receive treatment and find some much needed relief. It can be very difficult trying to find a therapist in your area, which is why E-Counseling provides a directory of mental health providers in Schaumburg, Illinois and other cities throughout the United States. Visit the site today to learn how to cope with your mental illness and begin your journey to a healthy life.