Waukegan, Illinois Therapists

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Tonya Battle
LCPC, Psy.D.
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Joliet, Illinois

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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

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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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...
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...
Julie Torrence
MS, OTR/L, LCSW
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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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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...
Cesar Pajarillo
NCC, LPC, MS, DMin
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Cesar has years of experience working with the military, veterans, and civilian populations, having served in the US Army as a clinical combat chaplain and assigned to reserve and active duty positions at the Battalion, Brigade, and Division levels...
Dipa Patel
LPC, MA
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Crystal Lake, Illinois

Many children, adolescents, and adults face stressors leading to psychosis, depression, anxiety, anger, conflicts with others, occupational problems, academic challenges, behavioral changes, emotional regulation. I work with individuals using...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I am a solution focused therapist with 35 years of experience. My therapy style is cognitive, interactive, compassionate, and, if need be, challenging. I believe effective therapy should produce change, not just insight. I will listen to you deeply,...
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Schaumburg, Illinois

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...
Megan Zerfahs
LPC, NCC, MSc Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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Schaumburg, Illinois

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...
John Levitt
LCSW, Ph.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Illinois

Dr. Levitt has more than 40 years’ experience in working with clients who suffer from self-harm, eating disorders and symptoms related to histories of trauma and abuse; he has also been instrumental in developing practice-based models of treatment...
Malory Dahl
LPC, MA
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling, Specializing in Forensic Psychology, from Adler University and have a variety of clinical experiences that have crystallized a passion for providing personalized mental health services to a diverse...
Melissa Carlson
LCPC, MS, MA
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Algonquin, Illinois

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Illinois

My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I...
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Erin Austin
LCPC, Certified Licensed School Counselor
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Bloomingdale, Illinois

I have a passion for helping others feel less stuck and more motivated to face life's challenges. With 13 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, couples, families and individuals in a variety of settings including hospitals, community...
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Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois

I was drawn to social work and therapeutic practice through both a commitment to social justice and a genuine curiosity for the stories and narratives of others. I grew up listening to my grandparents recount their early lives, often spending hours...
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Bartlett, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe that each of us is confronted with things that are devastating, painful, and overwhelming at different times in our lives. It is at these times we are called to find the courage that lies within us, to face whatever the difficulties are,...
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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...
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I provide counseling for adolescents and therapy for emerging adults and adults who are in their 20’s and early 30’s. I can help you reduce your anxiety and/or depression and find solutions to things in your life that cause you high stress while...
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If you are feeling unsettled, uncertain, or unhappy, and looking for change, I can help. It's hard to know how to help ourselves when we feel anxious, stuck, and/or lost. Often it's difficult to determine the cause of our painful feelings and what...
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Elgin, Illinois

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Illinois

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...
Betsy Gilpin
L.P.C, MA
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Huntley, Illinois

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Illinois

I believe that a positive client/therapist relationship is the foundation of success in therapy. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment, where clients feel comfortable to process the challenges they are facing. To do...

An Overview of Mental Health in Waukegan, Illinois

A suburb of Chicago, Waukegan, Illinois is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. 2017 estimates place the population at approximately 87,729 people, making it the ninth largest city in the state of Illinois. Once an important industrial hub of the Chicago metropolitan area, Waukegan is known as a blue-collar town. It is the largest city in and county seat of Lake County, Illinois.

When it comes to racial demographics, most people in Waukegan identify as Hispanic at 57.1 percent; 20.5 percent identify as white alone, 15.2 percent identify as black alone, 5.5 percent identify as Asian alone, and the other 2.89 percent identify as one or more other race. When it comes to gender, residents of Waukegan are approximately 49.9 percent female and 50.1 percent male

The Health Department and Community Health Center of Lake County has published data collected over a period from 2010 to 2014 asking Lake County residents to quantify how many days over the course of a month they felt their mental health was not good, i.e., days on which the respondents experienced emotional problems, depression, stress, etc. Once the data had been compiled, the Health Department published their findings in three different charts: one according to race, one according to gender, and one including all respondents.

Overall, 14 percent of Lake County residents reported 8 to 30 days when their mental health was not good, 24.7 percent reported 1 to 7 days, and 58.7 percent reported no days over the course of a month when mental health was not good.

The findings demonstrate that, compared to whites, non-white populations reported a higher percentage of days when their mental health was not good:

  • Eighteen percent of non-white respondents reported 8 to 30 days when mental health was not good, compared with 12.9 percent of whites.
  • Fewer whites reported 1 to 7 days in which mental health was not good, at 25.2 percent, than non-white respondents at 35.3 percent.

The percentage of male versus female respondents who reported mental health not good for 8 to 30 days was approximately even at 14.8 and 13.2 percent, respectively. More males than females, 68.1 percent versus 49.5 percent, reported no days that mental health was not good. Over twice as many females, 37.3 percent, reported 1-7 days that mental health was not good than males, at only 17.1 percent.

Factors Affecting Mental Health in Waukegan, Illinois

The following factors may have a negative effect on mental health in Waukegan and/or prevent people in Waukegan for seeking help for mental health problems.

  • Economics: Approximately 20 percent of persons in Waukegan live in poverty, which can contribute to mental health issues like depression and stress. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Waukegan was $43,546, significantly lower than the statewide median of $60,960.
  • Education: While 72 percent of Waukegan residents have at least a high school diploma, that number drops to 18.5 percent of residents who have a bachelor’s degree or higher. This discrepancy may affect the ability of Waukegan residents to acquire high-paying jobs that offer employer-paid health insurance.
  • Health Insurance: The percentage of people under the age of 65 who lack health insurance is 22.9 percent. The cost of mental health treatment may be prohibitive for those without insurance coverage.
  • Divorce Rate: From 2012 to 2013, there was a big jump in the divorce rate in Lake County from 1,042 to 1,531. During the same timeframe, the divorce rate for the entire state actually decreased from 31,385 to 29,331. With a divorce rate consistently over 1,000 per year, many couples in Waukegan would probably benefit from marriage counseling.

Mental Health Resources in the Waukegan Area

Mental health resources in Waukegan proper include Lake County Behavioral Health Services. NorthPointe Resources in nearby Zion is a non-profit organization that has a division called SOARR that offers cost-effective counseling and therapy. For family members of an individual with a neurobiological brain disorder, such as anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, or bipolar disorder, there is the Lake County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Waukegan, which offers education, support, and advocacy. There are also private practice therapists, community mental health centers, crisis lines and emergency services located throughout the greater Chicago area.

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