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.

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

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

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

Kristen Kasperek

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and group settings. I worked as a Psycho Social Rehabilitation Therapist for quite some time where I became certified in OCD as well as PTSD. I have vast experience working with those who suffer from chronic... Read More
Hi, my name is Kristen Kasperek and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a National Certified Counselor. I have 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples in individual and... 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

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

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

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.