If you are in crisis, or know someone who is, you are not alone: 
please call 24/7 hotline: 1-800-273-(TALK) 8255 OR
text 741741 for a 24/7 crisis text line  - a live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly OR go to www.imalive.org for 24/7 online crisis chat



  • Turning Point Behavioral Health Center Open Access is here! New clients can now walk into Turning Point during our Open Access hours and meet with a therapist or case manager the same day. No appointment necessary. 

    • Monday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm* 
      Tuesday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm* 
      Wednesday: 2:30 – 5:30 pm
      Thursday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
      Please arrive no later than the end time listed for each day, and please plan to be at the agency for approximately two hours to complete the full assessment session. 

      * If you have private insurance please come in on Monday or Tuesday, when we will have a therapist who is specifically licensed to work with your insurance. Medicaid recipients may join us for Open Access Monday through Thursday at any of the times listed above.

    • 8324 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Illinois 60077; 847-933-0051

  • NAMI Metro Suburban Drop-in Center: The Drop-In Center provides an array of services to individuals with a mental health diagnosis that, through social interactions, enhances their lives and promotes their involvement in the larger community. 814 Harrison St.
    Oak Park, IL Call: (708) 524-2582

  • NAMI Metro Suburban Living Room: The Living Room is a peer run alternative to an emergency department that provides mental health support. It is a calm and safe space where individuals experiencing an increase in symptoms can receive support. The Living Room is free of charge and does not require insurance. 4731 Willow Springs Road, LaGrange, IL

  • Compass Health Center: is cutting edge in our approach to intensive level psychiatric treatment. Our goal is to help patients overcome debilitating psychiatric symptoms through scientifically proven treatment modalities. We pride ourselves in offering superior, compassionate, innovative treatment to the North Shore and Chicago area. 224-803-2358.

  • www.jcfs.org/programs-and-services/counseling-and-support (Jewish Child and Family Services; counseling and support for addiction, substance abuse education, mental health conditions, children/teen/adult services; call 855-ASK-JCFS or write ask@jcfs.org)

  • www.arkchicago.org (Chicago's West Rogers Park -- Mental health services include counseling/psychiatry and Intensive Day Program for Adults 773-973-1000)

  • www.cje.net/counseling ( CJE Counseling Services is staffed by a team of highly-skilled Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) who are specialists in the field of mental health services for seniors. Services are available as home or office visits. West Rogers Park and Deerfield. Call 773.508.1000)

  • www.josselyn.org (Northern IL, provides clinical and group services; accepts MediCare, MedicAid and Private insurance; 847-441-5600) Call: (708) 524-2582

  • www.c4chicago.org (Chicago's North Side - provides a range of mental health, substance use and family counseling services; services and crisis line: 773-769-0205)

  • www.dascchicago.com (DASC Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic- North Chicago -goal is to provide the most effective, scientifically-proven treatments to people suffering with anxiety disorders and depression. Accepts Insurance: BCBS PPO, Tricare and Medicare; 773-494-5505)

  • Insight Eating Disorder and Behavioral Health Treatment Centers (312-298-9936; Streeterville (Downtown Chicago), Downtown Chicago, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Northbrook, Evanston, Millennium Place; Accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Aetna, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana LifeSynch, MultiPlan National, Northwestern University student insurance, United/Optum, University of Chicago student insurance, University of Illinois student health insurance, Value Options)

  • www.family-institute.org (Evanston, Chicago, Northbrook and LaGrange Park - sliding scale gives clients of all income levels access to high-quality care, with fees starting as little as $5. Because clients pay what they can afford, the Clinic can be a valuable resource for those who are unemployed or do not have adequate health insurance; 847-733-4300 x 263)

  • www.urbanbalance.com (Insurance friendly counseling for individuals, couples and families in 6 locations in the Chicago area; intake: 888-726-7170 x1 or info@urbanbalance.com)

  • www.yellowbrickprogram.com (Evanston, IL - specialized assessment and treatment for emerging young adults and their families including treatment for addiction, eating disorders and mental health conditions: 866-364-2300 x233)

  • www.centerforcontextualchange.org (Chicago, Elmhurst and Skokie -- Intake 847-676.4447 -- provide reduced fee and sliding scale; accept BCBS insurance and Medicare; highly trained psychotherapists specializing in trauma, domestic and family violence, child and adult sexual abuse, addiction, compulsion, self injurious behavior, and severe emotional and behavioral disorders.)

  • https://www.cathedralcounseling.org/ (helps people make sense of their lives during difficult times through professional, affordable mental health care. We offer one-to-one, couple and group therapy, and psychiatric services. All counselors are licensed professionals with extensive post-graduate clinical experience. Our sliding-scale fees are based on the client's ability to pay )

  • http://presencehealth.org/services/behavioral-health-outpatient-services (Presence Behavioral Health out-patient services)

  • www.alexianbrothershealth.org/abbhh (Chicago area -- FREE confidential assessment/referral 24/7 1-855-383-2224)

  • www.thresholds.org (healthcare, housing, and hope for persons with mental illness: 773-572-5400)

  • www.newfoundationcenter.org (Northfield, IL -- - recovery services, permanent supportive housing, supported employment, and health and wellness programs, all within a community that encourages sharing, independent living, friendship, personal responsibility, and family participation; intake office: cjoyce@newfoundationcenter.org or 847-386-3060)

  • urbanwellnesscounseling.com ( Edison Park, Park Ridge and in-home options; Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Magellan and Land of Lincoln; provides psychotherapy services and psychological testing to individuals, couples, and families in all phases of life; 773-774-4444 or intake@urbanwellnesscounseling.com)

  • Family Service Center (provide therapy on a subsidized fee scale — putting help and support within reach of people who live, work, or attend school in Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, and Kenilworth. To make an appointment, leave a message in the 24 hour Confidential Voicemail box by calling, 847-251-7350. You may also choose to call during office business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00PM.)

  • Chicago Center for Psychotherapy, LLC (provide individual and couples therapy and treat most issues with adults and young adults. Accepts BCBS PPO, Medicare and Employee Resource Systems, Inc.; 708-848-0491. Downtown Chicago: 180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 605; Oak Park: 137 N. Oak Park Ave., Suite 327)

  • Mosaic Therapy ( Offices in Skokie, Evanston and South Loop; Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, Harken, United Behavior Health, CiGNA, AETNA, BCBS HMO -Out of Network, BCBS HMO -Presence Health Group, BCBS Medicaid (All Kids), Early Intervention, Multi Plan, TriCare; committed to building positive environments in which children and families have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, to be resilient and to be whole. We offer a variety of theraputic services for individuals and families. 877-691-7994)

  • skylightcounselingcenter.com (Skokie, IL and Chicago, IL -- professional counseling services to individuals, families, couples and groups; 847-529-8300 or info@skylightcounselingcenter.com)

  • womencarecounseling.com (Evanston, IL -- provides individual, group, couple and family counseling for adults and adolescents, as well as sponsoring educational and professional workshops; 847-475-7003 x 10, or email atscheduling@womencarecounseling.com)

  • Live Oak (Lakeview and Downtown locations - Provides individual therapy, couples therapy, groups and workshops; some therapists accept insurance, offers sliding scale; call at 773.880.1310 or fill out contact form: http://www.liveoakchicago.com/contact/)

  • www.peerservices.org (Evanston and Glenview: substance abuse prevention and treatment services; Evanston: 847-492-1778 Glenview: 847-657-7337, e-mail: lbricco@peerservices.org)

  • www.rush.edu/services/psychiatry (Rush University Medical Center - Chicago,IL -- call 1-888-RUSH (7874) M-F 8am-5pm)

  • Anixter Center (call (773) 973-7900, (773) 973-2180 (TTY), (773) 973-5268 (Fax); or email AskAnixter@anixter.org)

Children/Teen specific