Counseling/Mental Health Services

Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health: 3436 N. Kennicott Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847-952-7460
Assists children and adolescents to deal with emotional and/or social issues that relate to school, family, peer relationships, or other social concerns. Individual and group counseling is available.

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago: 4740 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL; 773-769-0205 (There are three additional Chicago sites; see website ( for specific locations.
Provides mental health crisis services; counseling and therapy; psychiatric services; social services; substance use services; trauma recover services; education and advocacy. Offers school-based services for children and adolescents including counseling/therapy and SASS (Screening, Assessment and Support Services).

Counseling Center of the North Shore: 992 ½ Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093; 847-446-8060
Formerly Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield. Primarily services individuals in the Winnetka and Northfield area. Provides counseling and psychotherapy for youth and youngsters. A sliding fee scale is available.

The Family Institute at Northwestern University: A mental health system of care committed to strengthening and healing families, couples and individuals from all walks of life. We provide high quality mental health therapy and counseling through our expert team of therapists at each of our four outpatient locations (Evanston, Downtown Chicago, Northbrook and Westchester). We work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. We utilize numerous modalities, including DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). We offer multiple payment options, including sliding-fee scale services. 847-733-4300,

Family Service: 777 Central Ave., Suite 17, Highland Park, IL 60035; 847-432-4981
Additional sites for teens and families are based in Wauconda (847-487-2006) and Barrington (847-381-4981)
Serves a range of communities by acting as a liaison for schools, senior centers and communities who need their educational help. Offers a variety of counseling services for individuals, families and groups. Services are offered in English and Spanish (at Highland Park only), and a sliding fee scales is available.

Family Service Center: 3545 Lake Avenue, Suite 200, Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-7350
Serves individuals residing, working, going to school or worshiping in Glenview, Kenilworth, Northbrook and Wilmette. Provides family and individual therapy; a sliding fee scale is available.

Family Service of Glencoe: (Main Office)-675 Village Court in the Glencoe Village Hall, Glencoe, IL 60022; 847-835-5111; (Secondary Location) 361 Park Avenue, Suite 202, Glencoe, IL 60022; 847-835-5111
Services are available for those who live and work in Glencoe. Provides counseling for a range of issues (e.g., depression and anxiety, school problems, grief and loss, etc.). Offers parent consultations that are solution-focused and addresses specific issues. Provides crisis intervention through its crisis team 24 hours a day and emergency response in the event of a tragedy.

Haven Youth and Family Services: 825 Green Bay Rd., Ste. 200, Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-6630
Haven provides 24-hour crisis intervention; counseling services for teens and families; outreach within New Trier High School, Washburne Middle School, Wilmette Junior High, Sunset Ridge School and Marie Murphy School; and emergency housing for adolescents.

JCFS Community Counseling: 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062 (North Suburban site); 847-412-4350
Additional sites are found in Chicago, Skokie and Buffalo Grove. See website ( for specific locations.
Collaborates closely with community resources, including schools, agencies and physicians. Assists children and adolescents with adjustment to family stressors, peer and social difficulties, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, etc. Psychological/Psycho-Educational testing and Autism assessment available.

The Josselyn Center: 405 Central Avenue, Northfield, IL 60093; 847-441-5600
Offers a range of outpatient mental health services including psychotherapy, psychiatric services and medication services. A sliding fee scale is available.

OMNI Youth Services: 1111 W. Lake Cook Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 (Main Office); 847-353-1500. Additional program offices are found in Arlington Heights and Wheeling.
Offers family, group and individual counseling for youth encountering emotional and behavioral difficulties. OMNI also provides crisis intervention services (i.e., responds to emergency calls from schools, police, clients or families seeking immediate assistance with adolescent or family related problems); diagnostic and assessment services; drug testing services and psychological testing services. A sliding fee scale is available.

Response: 9304 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077 (Skokie location); 847-676-0078
A not-for-profit resource center serving adolescents (ages 12-25) and their families. Their mission is to support adolescents and their families in the Jewish and general community by providing prevention, outreach, counseling and sexual health services in a teen-friendly environment that empowers youth to make healthy life choices.

Samaritan Counseling Center: 690 Oak St., Winnetka, IL 60093 (Main Office); 847-446-6955 (Ext. 20 for intake)
Additional locations – all in church sites – are found in Evanston, Lake Forest, Wilmette, Winnetka, Libertyville, Arlington Heights, Oak Park, Chicago and Mundelein. See website ( for specific locations. Provides individual and/or family therapy to assist children and teens dealing with a range of issues including loss (through death or divorce), anxiety, depression, aggression, isolating and/or being bullied, addictive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse, self-harming behavior, etc. A sliding fee scale is available.

Womencare Counseling Center: 1740 Ridge Ave., Suite 201, Evanston, IL 60201; 847-475-7003 (Main Office), to discuss an initial appointment, contact the intake counselor at 847-475-7003 x10
Offers counseling to children and adolescents ages 4-21 and their families. Womencare uses a strengths-based empowerment model. Treatment may include: play therapy, individual talk therapy, family therapy and a range of creativity-based interventions. Counselors have experience dealing with a range of issues including self-esteem, eating disorders and body image, school phobias, self-injury, loss of a family member, etc.

Youth Services: 3080 West Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60026; 847-724-2620
Serves Glenview, Northbrook and Northfield Townships and the surrounding northern suburbs. Provides individual counseling to children regarding social, emotional and behavioral issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, familial stressors, bullying, and suicidal ideation. They also provide after-school groups, case-management, parenting groups, therapeutic monitoring, psychiatric evaluations and crisis intervention regarding child abuse, runaways and accidental deaths and suicides.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

PEER Services: Locations in Evanston and Glenview: 906 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201; 847-492-1778 and 3633 W. Lake Ave., Suite 305, Glenview, IL 60026; 847-657-7337
Provides age-appropriate and culturally relevant information, education and counseling to help adolescents remain drug-free. The Adolescent Treatment Program at PEER Services offers a variety of early intervention, treatment and supportive services for youth and families (e.g., drug education, counseling, intensive outpatient, referral to residential care/inpatient treatment when needed, etc.). Adolescents admitted to the PEERS program receive individually designed treatment plans; family involvement is strongly encouraged. Offers treatment scholarships for those clients unable to pay full fee for services.

Youth/Adolescent Drop-in Centers

Winnetka Youth Organization: 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, IL 60093; 847-446-0443
Provides adult-to-youth mentoring, prevention services, and opportunities for leadership, service projects and education within a safe, information environment. The YO is a place for young people to hang out, play pool, air hockey, ping pong and hand out with their friends and the YO staff. Hosts monthly concerts, open mics and other fun events. See website for hours and a calendar of upcoming events.

 The Warming House Youth Center: 1189 Wilmette Ave. #152, Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-256-5288
Serves teens in the community who need a safe, supervised, and substance-free atmosphere. Teens are welcome to come and go as they please, and use the Center in whatever way best suits them. Whether playing pool, cooking in the kitchen, doing homework or chatting on the couch, teens build healthy relationships with staff and peers. Offers various programs including chat session, recreation activities, volunteer activities and supportive counseling services. See website for hours and for more information.

Bereavement Support Groups

Willow House: 300 Saunders Rd., Suite 300, Riverwoods, IL 60015; 847-236-9300
Offers bereavement services to a school community in the event of a sudden death of a student or teacher. Provides support groups for students dealing with grief/loss.