Counseling/Mental Health Services

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago: 4740 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640; 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,

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.

JCFS Response for Teens: 5140 Golf Rd., 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.

The Josselyn Center: 405 Central Ave., 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.

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 of Glenview/Northbrook: 3080 W. 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: 906 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201; 847-492-1778
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.