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Dr. Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

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Illinois

With over 15 years of experience, Dr Battle treats children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Children and Adolescents, from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg,...
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Illinois

Hello and welcome! Holistic and spritual counseling based in Illinois. Highly experienced psychotherapist (many years providing online therapy). Free 20-minute initial consultation via videoconference or phone. Insurance, EAP plans, and credit cards...
Samantha Zylstra
LMFT, LCPC, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

Naperville, Illinois

In a safe and comfortable environment we provide services for couples, adults, and children who desire healing in their lives. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and lasting positive change.
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Illinois

A proven track record that speaks volumes. Why working with Danyell leads to long-lasting success: A diversely educated advisor, Danyell’s unquenchable thirst for personal development is rooted in a diverse and accomplished education. She received...
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Illinois

Matthew believes in building a strong therapeutic relationship in which clients come to appreciate the complexity and nuance in their lives as well as their own innate ability to heal from pain and dysfunction. Matthew views the role of the...
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Illinois

The most rewarding aspect for me in my role as a therapist is watching someone learn that they are capable of helping themselves in a way they did not previously think possible. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, and difficult life...
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Illinois

I have been involved in the helping field for almost 15 years, working in several different roles and with various populations. I began working with families with young children and then transitioned to working with teens, adult, couples, and...
Carroll Cradock
Ph.D Psychology
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

Whether you’re an adult, adolescent, or child, everyone has the same goal: to navigate through life’s obstacles to a better life. You can feel sure that Dr. Carroll Cradock’s counseling services are not only individualized and cutting edge,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

I graduated from Benedictine University in 2018 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Specializing in children and adolescent therapy, I have experience working with individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, life...
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Julie received her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University in 2016 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelors degree in education from Indiana University and has taught in both public...
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Illinois

Aren't you tired of being told to "relax", "stop overthinking", "you are too sensitive" and "you worry too much"? People tell you this as if you don't want to relax, stop overthinking, let things get you upset and worry! If you could, you would!...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe in using an integrative and collaborative approach to help young professionals and adults overcome excessive worry, feeling overwhelmed, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation in order to accomplish their full potential. Through our work...
Dyanne Bresler
LCPC, MA
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Park Ridge, Illinois

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Illinois

"No one comes to adulthood totally unscathed by the experience of growing up" is one of my favorite sayings, and I think a task I often encounter in therapy is to help others discard some of the rules and beliefs formed when they were growing up,...
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Illinois

I offer a relaxing, nonjudgmental environment where we can begin to develop rapport and build the therapeutic relationship. I am aware that clients have a choice of clinician and without rapport, clients may have a difficult time finding the comfort...
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Naperville, Illinois

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Illinois

Brittany Roback earned her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in children and adolescents from Lewis University in 2013. Brittany enjoys using playful therapy techniques with children and adolescents, she enjoys working...
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Illinois, Ohio

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to treat every person as a whole, acknowledging that you are impacted by the important relationships in your life. I focus on helping you create strong and meaningful connections with those...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

We all want the everyday person we can relate and connect too. Therapy in about being crazy but having a space that belongs to you and is never threatened. I bring that space to you. I fully align with LGBTQIA+, my black and brown people, and those...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

For over 20 years I've had the privilege of helping individuals recognize their emotional needs and develop the skills to achieve wellness. I offer clients a specialized setting where they can develop an understanding of how their past/current...
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Naperville, Illinois

In my 14 years providing clinical therapy I have worked with various individuals experiencing difference life challenges. My "ideal" client is one that is looking for guidance and support to resolve mental health issues, life stressors, transitional...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
In-Person Sessions:

Chicago, Illinois

You know you're able to accomplish more, get farther, achieve your dreams. There's just something standing in the way, and being in that situation makes you feel horrible and overwhelmed. I can help you get past that "something." I'm trained in...
Julie Torrence
MS, OTR/L, LCSW
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Evanston, Illinois

Feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by life's challenges? By focusing on the root cause of these issues, you can begin to feel better quickly. I begin by teaching my clients practical tools they can start using - right away - to relieve their...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

With a special interest in the LGBTQ community, I help clients manage anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Members of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges and bring amazing strengths, and it's my privilege to work with these clients....
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois, New York

It is an honor to work with every one of my clients. I don't have a specific "type" of person, and enjoy working with most anyone bothered by an issue or problem they would like resolved but have not been able to resolve on their own. It might be an...
Melissa Finley
LCPC, MA
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Illinois

Melissa Finley is a licensed clinical professional counselor practicing in Villa Park, who offers therapy and parent training services. ​​​She is an interactive therapist, versed in treatments that have recorded evidence of being effective...

An Overview of Mental Health in Skokie, Illinois

Once known as the “World’s Largest Village,” Skokie is a suburb just north of Chicago. It is located in Illinois’ Cook County and has a population of 64,873 people.

Economically speaking, Skokie is a study in contrasts. The median household income is estimated at $68,015 per year, higher than the medians for Cook County, Illinois, and the United States. However, the per capita income is nearly half that at $36,608. Skokie also has a fairly high poverty rate of 10.8 percent, which is lower than the nationwide rate of 12.3 percent, but not by much.

Over half the residents of Skokie, 53.2 percent, identify as white and more than a quarter, 26.5 percent, identify as Asian. Residents identifying as Hispanic and black represent 10.7 percent and 6.4 percent of the population, respectively.

Mental Health Resources in Skokie

In 2009, the state government of Illinois started cutting mental health service funding. By 2012, $113.7 million in mental health funding had been cut from the budget, precipitating a crisis. As a result, the number of Cook County jail inmates with a mental illness swelled to over half, the number of nights people spent in Illinois homeless shelters increased by one-third, six mental health clinics closed in Chicago alone, and people in psychiatric distress visiting emergency rooms increased by 19 percent.

While the effects of the budget cuts are still being felt, there are hopeful signs. In 2015, recognizing that sending people with mental illness to jail was not healthy for anyone, the sheriff’s office in Cook County launched a pilot program to evaluate people arrested for misdemeanors for mental health issues. If deemed by a mental health expert to have a potential problem, instead of going to jail, they would be sentenced to mandatory counseling and released on their own recognizance.

In Skokie itself, there is approximately one mental health provider for every 492 people in the population. Outpatient mental health providers in Skokie include Rogers Behavioral Health and Turning Point Outpatient Mental Health Center.

Substance Abuse: A Major Mental Health Concern

A study focusing on Chicago and its surrounding cities found that percentages of illicit drug use among persons aged 12 and older were higher in the Chicago Metro Area than the rest of the state of Illinois; 14.8 percent using any illicit drug compared to 13.6 percent statewide. When further broken down by the type of drug, 10.9 percent use marijuana compared to 10 percent statewide. Only 4.2 percent of Chicago area residents in the study use prescription-type pain relievers for nonmedical use, which is comparable to the statewide percentage of 4 percent and actually lower than the national percentage of 4.9 percent.

Alcohol abuse is also of particular concern. The prevalence of excessive drinking in Cook County is moderately high at 22.1 percent, and 26.5 percent of Chicago area residents report binge drinking at least once in the preceding month, quite a bit higher than the percentage across the United States, 23.2 percent.

Other Factors Affecting Mental Health in Skokie

Statistics show that 6.1 percent of Skokie residents aged 18 or older experienced a major depressive episode in the preceding year as of 2012. This was lower than 6.6 percent for the United States but slightly higher than 6 percent for the state of Illinois. A number of factors have the potential to either cause new mental health issues or exacerbate existing ones:

  • Physical Health/Risky Behaviors: Cook County has one of the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the state of Illinois, with 601.9 per 100,000 people in 2017. Both the diagnosis and the disease have the potential to affect mental health in a negative way. Cook County also has a moderately high rate of chlamydia diagnoses, 713.1 per 100,000 people.
  • Violent Crime: On the whole, violent crime rates in Cook County are quite high, with 10.7 homicides and 586.7 other violent crimes per 100,000 people per year. Nevertheless, while Skokie residents may be affected by violent crime happening elsewhere in the county, crime rates within its city limits are relatively low in relation to comparable cities, although 2016 did see an increase after a three-year decline.
  • Poverty: When broken down by gender and age, the largest demographic living in poverty in Skokie is females aged 35-44.