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The following is a list of individual therapists and counseling agencies in our area. The inclusion of any names does not constitute an endorsement of the counselor or agency. These are names suggested by staff at the College of Lake County


Individual Therapists

Counseling Agencies

Behrendt, Lynda, Psy.D, R.N., MFT

419 Center Street-Suite C

Grayslake IL 60030

Dr. Behrendt provides individual and couples therapy to adults. In additional to clinical psychology training she is a licensed Marriage and Family counselor and a registered nurse. 01/11


ABC Counseling, P.C.

25283 W. Timber Lane

Lake Villa IL 60046-7372


Contact: Dave Mitchell.

Professional, licensed counseling, coaching, consultation, seminars and training for personal, marital, parent-child and family concerns involving all ages. ABC specializes in court-approved mediation, parenting coordination, supervised visitation and Christian counseling services. Issues/Concerns commonly addressed include: Stress, Relationships, Addiction, Depression, Behavioral Disorders, Grief-Loss, Adjustment Disorders, Parenting, Adolescence, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit, Substance Abuse. ABC Counseling offers _A Better Choice' for improving lives and relationships for generations.

Will conduct a free phone intake.


Block, Felice

4160 Route 83 Suite 206

Long Grove IL 60047


Individual and family counseling, specializing in working with families affected by substance abuse or trauma. Trained in EMDR. Telephone intake. 11/09

Arden Shore Child and Family Services

935 Lakeview Parkway - Suite 105

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(847) 549-1730 (Vernon Hills)

2504 Washington Street # 200 Waukegan, IL 60085

(847) 662-4464 (Waukegan)

Children and families are served from Lake and northern Cook County in our group homes and foster homes. In-home counseling is available to Lake County residents by DCFS referral only. Out patient counseling primarily at the Waukegan office.


Carr, Constance

P.O. Box 603

Zion IL 60099


Individual, family and marital counseling. Deal with issues of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, PTSD, school problems, social relationships. Will do a phone intake. 11/09

Arlington Center

3375 N Arlington Heights Rd. Suite 7

Arlington Heights IL 60004

847-577-4530 x24

Contact Person: Jerome Iverson

The Arlington Center is a group private practice
comprised of Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers and
Licensed Certified Professional Counselors. Our staff are
experts in their respective areas which include behavior
disorders, school performance difficulties, Attention
Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), Sexual Addiction & compulsive behaviors, Marital Struggles, Adolescent Defiance, Psychological Testing, Group Therapy, Abuse & trauma recovery, Depression, Anxiety, and Health Problems. The also partner with area churches under their Counseling Assistance Program (CAP) to provide assistance for church members who are unable to pay for the cost of counseling. 1/11

Cole, Jon, PhD

205 Commerce Dr. Suite C

Grayslake IL 60030


Licensed clinical psychologist providing individual and couples counseling for adults for issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, coping with losses and life changes, relationship problems, and gay, lesbian & bisexual issues.

Free phone intake and consultation.


Bradley Counseling Center

420 W. Grand Ave P.O. Box 1088

Lake Villa IL 60046


Counseling for children, families, individual adults and couples. Other services provided: parent groups, anger management groups, psychological and psychiatric assessments, community education, consultation, and critical incident stress debriefing.

Sliding scale fees available. Will do intakes over the phone and there is no fee for that service. 11/09

Courtney, Alisa

222 Wisconsin Ave-Suite203B

Lake Forest IL 60045


Adolescent, individual and couple psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy for sleep, weight loss, anxiety, depression and relaxation. Will do a phone intake. 11/09

Community Youth Network

18640 W. Belvidere Rd.

Grayslake IL 60030

847-548-6000 x20

Outpatient counseling agency serving a diverse range of clientele. We specialize in treating trauma, providing individual, marital/couples, and family therapy. Our licensed staff has a diverse background of clinical experience to suit the theraputic needs of many.


Ferkin, Monica

1800 Nations Drive, Suite 202

Gurnee IL 60031


LCSW. Calls practice, "Balanced Life Transitions" to emphasize focus of practice. A general practice with particular experience with grief and losses, assisting parents of children with special needs or adoptions. Will do a brief intake at no charge.



Counseling Connections

31480 Highway 45

Libertyville IL 60048


A large group of therapists that provide a variety of clinical services, including: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming), and Medication Management.


Frings-Raftery, Suzanne

2031 E. Grand Ave. Suite 300

Lindenhurst IL 60046


Billing address: 593 Crosswind Ln, Lindenhurst 60046

Therapy with couples, families, women .


Family Service: Prevention, Education & Counseling
(Formerly Family Service Agency of South Lake County)
777 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035

Individual, couple and family therapy; Group counseling; In-Home Family guidance; Community Education programs; Senior Services; Family Resource Center. (03/07)

Gates, David and Associates

501 N. Riverside Dr.-Suite 111

Gurnee IL 60031


General family therapy practice. Specialities: domestic violence, anger management, addictions Christian counseling, children's issues. Spanish language staff. Office manager will do intakes over the phone. 11/09

Family Service Div. of Arden Shore Child/Fam Srv

2504 Washington St. Suite 200

Waukegan IL 60085

Individual, parent-child, couple and family counseling are provided by experienced professional counselors in Waukegan and Lake Villa by appointment, Monday-Saturday. Counselors are Masters Degreed and licensed in Illinois . Some Spanish Language counselors.

Heigert, Alan

c/o Counseling Connections

31480 Highway 45

Libertyville IL 60048

847-680-2715 x230

Works with individual, couples, and families to promote life/school/work development and success. Extensive experience with anger management. 12/09

Gurnee Counseling Center

4212 Old Grand Ave

Gurnee IL 60031


Individual, marital, family, child specialist. Groups for adolescents. Yoga & Meditation. Spanish speaking therapist. Call office for intake. 11/09

Hoffman, Andrew, PsyD

128 Newberry Ave

Libertyville IL 60048


Secondary office and primary mailing address - 205 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Grayslake, Il 60030

Licensed clinical psychologist providing individual, couples and family counseling for adults and some older adolescents for issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, coping with losses and life changes, relationship problems, and gay, lesbian & bisexual issues.

Initial free phone consultation.


Hawthorn Counseling Group

977 Lakeview Parkway - Suite 102

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Individual, family, couples, psychotherapy with adults and adolescents; divorce mediation, evaluation services. John Jochem, primary therapist.

847-680-0755 12/09

Kellogg, Joan

The Healing Center

202 S. Cook St. Suite 210

Barrington IL 60010-4354



Supportive and interpersonal counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, children, adolescents, families, couples. Evaluation for modd disorders, depression, grief, loss and trauma. On phone screening. First session includes intake. Screening and telephone preconference at no fee.


Independence Center

2025 Washington St .

Waukegan IL 60085


The Independence Center is a psychosocial, vocational rehabilitation program for persons with psychiatric disabilities, ages 18 and up. The Center offers subsidized housing and case management services, as well. 11/09

Pinkwater, Dr. Stuart

1866 Sheridan Rd #216

Highland Park IL 60035


Individual, couples and family therapy for all ages. 20+ years of working with children and adolescents. Special interest in cancer patients and their families. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. (03/07)

Lake County Health Department - Outpatient Mental Health Services.

Mental health services are available to all Lake County residents, regardless of race, national origin, age, sex, disability or sexual orientation. Depending on the office location, hours are generally Monday through Thursday, either 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM or 8:30 AM to 5 PM; and Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, or by special arrangement, at the following locations:

3012 Grand Avenue
(North side of the street, approximately 1/4 mile east of Green Bay Road)

Avon Township Offices
423 E. Washington Street
Round Lake Park
(Just west of Hainesville Road, on the south side)

400 Winchester Road
Closed Fridays
(Approximately 2 blocks west of Milwaukee Ave. - Rte. 21, on the north side)

Quast, Rachel

111 E. Seeboth St. Suite 111

Milwaukee, WI 53204


SHED - Self Healing through Education.

Specialist in Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating and Obiesity. She offers individual counseling and group counseling. Phone counseling and consultations are available to those who are not local. Presentations and a 9-step recovery book are also available in the same areas of expertise. Christian perspective is available only upon request. Call for a brief phone consultation prior to beginning.


Myers Counseling Group

501 N. Riverside Dr. - Suite 208

Gurnee IL 60031


Myers Counseling Group offers comprehensive Counseling for children, families, individual adults and couples. We offer groups for children and teenagers. Other services provided:, anger management, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Life Transitions, Substance Abuse Counseling, Attention Deficit, Parenting issues, Marital Counseling, and Family concerns. We are Licensed therapists who offer a variety of different approaches to address individual and family concerns. Treatment modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Psycho dynamic and Solution Focused.



Rey, Toni

18 E. Harbor Dr.

Lake Zurich IL 60047


GLBT counseling. Also couples, individuals, children, family counseling. Flexible fee schedule, and insurance accepted. 11/09


977 Lakeview Parkway #170

Vernon Hills IL 60061


Pschiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, Psychotherpay services. Board certified psychiatrists specializing in Adolescents, Eating Disorders, OCD, Affective Disorders, ADHD. They can provide certification for someone needing emergency hospitalization. 11/09

Schab, Lisa

1590 S. Milwaukee Ave - Suite 303

Libertyville IL 60048


Lisa works with individuals, couples and families on general life issues such as relationships, stress and anxiety management, life transitions, and loss.  She also specializes in treating all types of eating problems and disorders from yo-yo dieting to compulsive overeating to anorexia and bulimia.  Please call for a free initial phone consultation. 11/09

North Shore Wellness Services, Ltd.

3000 Dundee Rd #411-412

Northbrook IL 60062


Individual, couples and family counseling. Continuing education for counselors and social workers. Intake information on web site. 01/10

Senkpeil, Edward

100 S. Atkinson Road - Suite 207

Grayslake IL 60030


Provide individual, couples, family counseling. Work with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, anger management, sexual addiction. Provide Christian counseling. Sliding scale fees available. Will spend time on phone with individual prior to intake. 11/09

Omni Youth Services

1111 W. Lake Cook Rd

Buffalo Grove IL 60089


Counseling: 11-21 year olds. Outpatient individual, family, group; substance abuse, outdoor experiential wilderness therapy, juvenile justice programs. Prevention: Youth mentor program, community service, drug/alochol prevention programs, parent aid program.


Sills-Bailin, Diana   LCSW

1248 Briarwood Ln

Libertyville IL 60048


Has been working as a psychotherapist since 1982. Will give a free telephone intake session for students and faculty and will consider a sliding scale if needed.

P.H.D. Women's Counseling Center

37 N. Plum Grove Rd.

Palatine IL 60067


The Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity is a counseling center for pregnancy help and education. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional counseling, support services and education to anyone facing decisions relating to pregnancy and its challenges. Services for women who are pregnant or parenting a child 3 years old or younger. We do free pregnancy testing, though we are not a clinic. We do not refer for abortion, but see clients pre and post abortion. We have both professional level counselors and trained paraprofessionals. Spanish speaking counselor two days a week.

Steiner, Dana

1800 Nations Drive - Suite 222

Gurnee IL 60031


General counseling practice, in a group with a very diverse group of therapists. Dana will do an intake on phone or briefly in person for no charge and refer to most appropriate staff member. Work with children through adults. In addition to general practice will deal with the following: eating disorders, GLBT, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, sexual abuse, sexual identity, substance abuse.


PRA Behavioral LLC

3 Hawthorne Parkway Suite 260

Vernon Hills IL 60061


A large practice with MDs, Psychologists, Licensed Counselors and Social Workers. Provides Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, Individual and Family Counseling. Children through adults. Consult the agency web site for specific counselors and specialities. 01/11

Swan, Shella

222 East Wisconsin Ave. Suite 203B

Lake Forest IL 60045


General counseling practice, but is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is especially appropriate for Post Traumtic Stress Disorder.



Rockland Professional Group, LLC

114 W. Rockland Rd.

Libertyville IL 60048


Individual psychotherapists and psychiatrist. Specializes in issues of anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and grief. Some Spanish Language services.

Weil, Gail

117 E. Cook Ave

Libertyville IL 60048


Adolescent, Adult, Couple, Family and group psychotherapy in a warm and friendly, confidential atmosphere. Specializing in women's issues and addictions. 11/09

Renacer Latino



Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapeutic services, partner abuse intervention, anger management and parent support services.


Locations in Waukegan, Mundelein, Highland Park and Glenview

 Wennerdahl, Curt

1180 Sherwood Rd

Highland Park IL 60035


Services for Adults, Depression, Anxiety, Motivational Issues, Relationships, Marriage. LCSW Christian perspective.

Above address is the billing and contact source. Primary location for service is: 34930 North Highway 45, Lake Villa .

Rosalind Franklin University Behavioral Health Center
(847) 247-6910

830 West End Court

Vernon Hills, IL  60061

The medical staff includes board-certified psychiatrists and licensed clinical psychologists specializing in: adult and child psychiatry, anxiety, behavioral and conduct disorders, depression, neuropsychiatry, psychological evaluation and testing, sleep disorders


Zachar, Dr. Jerry

391 N. Pondview

Palatine IL 60067


Individual, Marital/couples, family therapy. M.Div (former priest), LCSW, PsyD. Integration of sprituality with psychotherapy for those interested (Judaeo-Christian); grief/loss, career assessments, life transition

Safe Harbor Christian Counseling

Bob Bennett, LCPC, Director
2213 N. Sunrise Drive
Round Lake Beach, IL 60030
Fax: 847-245-3573

Christian counseling, individual, marital, family, addictions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, LD. Robert Bennett, clinical director is an LCPC and a certified school psychologist. Evelyn Chesiner and James Hesaver are LPCs being supervised by Mr. Bennett. Safe Harbor is a Christian counseling agency, we have partnered with churches to provide counseling.


Safe Place/ Lake Co. Crisis Center

2710 17th Street

Zion IL 60099


24 hour Help Line: 847-249-4450

Counseling, emergency shelter, transitional living programs for victims of domestic violence and their children, abuser treatment program, order of protection advocacy. Bilingual, bicultural staff available.

All services free to victims and their children, sliding scale for abuser treatment program.

Phone intakes.



The Therapy Tree

89 Cedar Ave. P.O. Box 764

Lake Villa IL 60046


Contact Person: Zaida Medina, or

Wellness center: Counseling for Individuals, Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Play Therapy. Occupational, Physical, Speech, Feeding and Reading Therapy. Massage. Support Groups. Yoga. YogaKids, Zumba Classes. Feldenkrais. 01/11


Warren Township Youth Services

(open only to residents of Warren Township)

The mission of Youth Services is to support and strengthen the youth and families of the township by providing counseling and other programs which foster personal, family and community well being. Licensed master's level counselors provide individual, marital and family counseling.

Services are provided free-of-charge unless otherwise noted.  We serve families with youth ages 8-18.

(847) 244-1101  EXT. 4


Womencare Counseling Center

1740 Ridge Ave. , Evanston IL 60201  


Womencare uses a relational model of therapy to offer individual, couple, family and group therapy services for adults, teens, and children. Specialities include trauma, sexuality and sex therapy, grief and loss, relationship issues.

Some sliding scale fees available. Intake counselor will speak with all clients on the phone to determine needs and match to clinician.



Youth and Family Counseling

1113 S Milwaukee Ave. #104

Libertyville IL 60089



We work with individuals, couples and families at an unhurried pace. We offer quality counseling and psycholtherapy to residents of Lake County , regardless of ability to pay. Free Intake. 11/09




Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

4275 Old Grand Ave

Gurnee IL 60031


24 Hour Hotline: 847-872-7799 Zacharias Sexual Abuse Centerprovides services to victims (and their families) who have been sexually assaulted/abused. Individual and group counseling, crisis intervention. Medical and court advocacy available. (04/08)



Updated, January 2011


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