Therapists in Skokie , IL and Nearby Locations

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Lombard, Illinois

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Open for new clients aged 12-25! I'm all about helping youth and young adults who've been through tough times or faced stressful situations. I'm here to be their voice and provide exceptional care. I truly believe that getting help early on is the...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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My life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently I've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. However, through therapy our...
Sonja Seglin
MA, LCPC, CBT-I
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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...
Kreszentia Snyder
LCPC, Ph.D.
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Chicago, Illinois

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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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Elgin, Illinois

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I love helping people live their best life. I can help you figure out what your best life means to you. It is easy to get caught up in self-doubt. It is easy to spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to others and believe we are lacking. Everyone...
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Oak Park, Illinois

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I have been working in the mental health field for over a decade with a diverse array of clients: adults, adolescents, children, families, couples, groups, foster care, substance abuse, mental illness and more. My office is conveniently located near...
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I’ll help you use your strengths to meet your goals. I truly enjoy learning about and working with all of my clients. We work together to build a strong therapeutic partnership that is holistic, strength-based, person-centered and considers...
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Rebecca Castro is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the Chicagoland area. Rebecca aims at providing a calm, unbiased, and safe space...
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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Naperville, Illinois

Joe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Having worked closely with Veterans, families experiencing crisis, and individuals managing severe and persistent mental...
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Our lives are forever changed when someone we love dies. We are the bereaved, the mourning, the vulnerable. We are hit by waves of painful emotions-grief, anger, depression, guilt, fear, anxiety and a longing for our loved ones. Sometimes, we are...
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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....
Philip Osborne
Ph.D., MS
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Illinois

My office is a comfortable sanctuary, where you are treated with dignity and respect, and where you can openly explore your concerns. What we talk about will be kept confidential and not be judged. As I get to know you, I will seek to understand...
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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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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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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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Colleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys collaborating with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in order to help them make changes that will allow them to find balance, and an enhanced quality of life. Having worked...
Jane Pinsof
LCSW, MSW
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Chicago, Illinois

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I have a Bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams school of social work at UIC Chicago. I have practiced in the Chicagoland area for 30 years and now also offer Telehealth. I take a...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

You may have come here needing help, or perhaps feeling a little hopeless. The truth is, all of your answers are within you. Together, we can support you in accessing those answers. We are all here to evolve into more conscious, responsible...
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Huntley, Illinois

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I provide transformative mental health care for adults in Huntley and across Illinois, specializing in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). These therapies are known for their effectiveness...
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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, 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...
Carroll Cradock
Ph.D Psychology
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Chicago, Illinois

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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,...
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Hi, my name is Erica Sokol, LCPC, clinical therapist with Forward Emotion. I graduated from Benedictine Unversity, earning a Masters’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Working with a wide range of concerns and age groups, I have learned, individuals...

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 median 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%, which is lower than the nationwide rate of 12.3%, but not by much.

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

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 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% used any illicit drug compared to 13.6% statewide. When further broken down by the type of drug, 10.9% use marijuana compared to 10% statewide. Only 4.2% of Chicago area residents in the study use prescription-type pain relievers for nonmedical use, which is comparable to the statewide percentage of 4% and lower than the national percentage of 4.9%.

Alcohol abuse is also of particular concern. The prevalence of excessive drinking in Cook County is moderately high at 22.1%, and 26.5% 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%.

Other Factors Affecting Mental Health in Skokie

Statistics show that 6.1% 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% for the United States but slightly higher than 6% for the state of Illinois. Several 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 negatively. 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 about 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.